The Hero’s Journey of Romuald Cassiaux

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

As a writer, it is true that I am often immersed in archives. I read a lot. So there’s “Indiana Jones” aspect, always looking for one crucial piece of information, but I think I get even more pleasure out of putting all these discoveries together. The handing over of a book is also something I like very much.

What is my idea of happiness?

I believe that my idea of happiness is the joy of others. Happiness can also be a flower, a smile, a landscape, a perfume which leave memories. For me, true happiness is freedom and wide open spaces.

What is my greatest fear?

That there is no life beyond death!

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

My stubbornness in perfection!

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

On the publishers’ side, I must highlight Mrs Christian Lacour, Serge Goasguen, Philippe Hugounenc, Jean-Marc Savary. On the writers’ side, I must highlight Mrs Christian Doumergue, Tony Baillargeat, Jean-Marc Vivenza, Jean-Luc Chaumeil, Guy Tarade, Patrick Darcheville, Jacques Ravenne, Eric Giacometti.

What is my greatest extravagance?

To believe that love can conquer all problems.

On what occasion would I lie?

No hesitation if the lie could save a life.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

The thing I dislike most is the lack of ideas. It’s very frustrating for a writer. Fortunately, it happens very rarely to me.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

There are two opportunities. The first is when the book arrives as a finished product. The second is the reviews, good or bad, of the edited book.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

My stubbornness in perfection (lol)

What is my greatest achievement in work?

My greatest success is to have been able to meet personally, during a dinner, Prince Louis de Bourbon and to offer him one of my autographed books “Éloge à la Monarchie”. Gino Sandri’s preface to my book “Maurice Leblanc, Maître du Savoir Perdu.”

Where would I most like to live?

To tell you the truth, I am happy where I live. The Drôme is a very beautiful region.

What is my most treasured possession?

Surely my soul (lol)

What is my most marked characteristic?

My most outstanding characteristic is certainly my frankness. Not always appreciated, by the way!

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

The place that inspires me the most in my city is the panorama of the Tower. It is the highest dungeon in France with a height of 52 meters.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

Even if there is a creperie where I enjoy eating and drinking, nothing beats family gatherings at home. And that’s still where we can talk freely!

What books influenced my life and how?

I am passionate about esotericism, not to be confused with occultism. In fact, on the novel side, ” Le Pendule de Foucault ” by Umberto Eco was a revelation. On the essay side, “Le Cycle de l’Humanité Adamique” by Jean Phaure was decisive. In both cases, the work is so complex that I had to put into action unsuspected cogs of my conscience to grasp its meaning.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

If you only die once, I would like to listen to the music of Corsican polyphonies.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

To balance and as I like Tolkien, on the male side Aragon, on the female side Arwen.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My heroes in real life are those who work every day for the well-being of our sick and elderly people. They have a very strong human touch.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Difficult choice. But in the end and for the psychological spring of the film, I would recommend to see “The Graduate”.

What role play stories in my life and work?

Stories play an important role in the writer’s work, because they can become the synopsis of a novel at any time. The author’s job is therefore to look for a cornerstone among the miscellaneous facts from which he can build the story of his book.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

These words “You are the storyteller of your own life” make me think that we all have a free will and the possibility to choose our destiny. The stars dispose but do not incline.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

Surprising question to say the least : Joker (lol)

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022?

The people I would like to work with in 2022 are of course the editors mentioned (Christian Lacour, Serge Goasguen, Philippe Hugounenc, Jean-Marc Savary), who have been with me since the beginning, and with whom I would like to continue the adventure. But books are not written like that, with a wave of a magic wand !

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to work on?

The big project for 2022 is already underway. In fact, I have two. I’m publishing a novel in two volumes. Les Emeraldistes. Le Cardo Révélé. (Volume 1) ; Les Émeraldistes. Le Decumanus d’Or. (Volume 2). For the other, it is being written and I hope it will be published by the end of the year.

Where can you see me or my work in 2022?

You can find me on September 24, 2022 in Rennes-le-Château for a day of sales and dedications of my books. You can also see two videos on Youtube about my articles written for the Liber Mirabilis magazine. I also have a blog (, but I must admit that at the moment, due to my research, it is on standby!

Here are my books who are sold on

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

The words “Pasion Never Retires” mean that beyond the time allotted to us by the societal system, any person who wants to continue his work because it constitutes a passion, nothing prevents him from doing so. What artist, whether an actor, singer or writer, would retire unless an illness dictated otherwise?

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story?

As for the creative professionals, I will essentially redirect you to the publishing field. You can contact Christian Lacour, Serge Goasguen, Philippe Hugounenc, Jean-Marc Savary. As for painters, I like the work of Keida Parruca, Patrice Murciano, Anna Zeal Art Co. On the jewelry side, I like Tomas Burke and Corpus Christi. Finally, I would like to thank Olivia Loiseau for quoting me during her interview. She is a beautiful and noble person.

How can you contact me?

You can contact me via my blog at :

Here is another published article at Journal de FM about my work

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s