Cassie uses the pronouns she/her.
Cassie wormed her way into publishing through her infamous book blog, Books & Bowel Movements, while teaching high school English in rural North Carolina (what she considers her greatest achievement).
Currently, Cassie is earning an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at UNCW, designing for Ecotone Magazine and Lookout Books, and teaching 321: Introduction to Publishing, as well as Book Building, a class where students design their own chapbooks, interior pages and all. She is able to attend UNCW as a Shannon Morton merit scholarship recipient, and a Ralph Brauer Fellow.
Her writing interest lies in dissecting girlhood, anything slick with disgusting narrators or villainous women, and analyzing the constant balance beam of shame and desire that is southern womanhood. Her essays have appeared in The Rumpus and Fugue, and have been awarded honors at Story Quarterly and Passages North. The first essay she ever submitted, “Love in the Belly of Beginning” received Notable recognition in Best American Essays 2020.
Cassie is also lucky to represent brilliant emerging writers as an agent at Howland Literary.
She is married to her beloved, BJ. They live under the supervision of two cats, Fromage & Jasper Dean, as well as a very lovable doggo named Tucker Finnegan.