Not quite Kara-related but he does mention Starbuck! Craig Allen Johnson, the author of the Longmire novels which are the basis for Katee's new pilot that she's shooting, weighs in on the casting for the show here
at Crimespree Magazine's blog (er and check out how hot Bailey Chase is in that cowboy hat. Damn.). But I've copied and pasted the brief and complimentary bit he had to say about Katee. (I certainly agree, Vic sounds just like Katee and Kara in her more playful moments).
Katee Sackhoff (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, 24) is Vic Moretti. My webmaster says we just got the geek-boy demographic with this one--I think we got the rancher one as well. I went back through a few of her performances as Starbuck and more importantly her interviews online and about died laughing—she’s got quite a mouth on her and a Vic attitude. She IS Vic. The executive crew had a hard time with this one; trying to find a young woman who was sexy but still looked like she could put you in a reverse-wristlock and plant your face on the hood of your car. I truly think they did it.
In other interviews, Johnson had said that the question he got asked most when people heard about the TV show was not who would play Walt but who would play Vic. Apparently a lot of the Wyoming farmers had strong opinions on who should play the sexy-but-tough deputy. Obviously, they made a great pick. ;)