**NOTE: I am sorry, but at this time my health and my overextended schedule prevent me from reading and offering feedback on stories. If you would like some writing help, please see Advice to Young Writers under My Works. Thanks for understanding. :)
I'm Cassandra. :) Married since 1985, we have 4 terrific young people: a daughter in college, and 3 sons (ages 13, 15, 17); we've been educating our kids at home since 1996. I'm a Christian, attending both a community church and an Anglican (Church of England) parish. We live in a small mountain village east of San Diego, California.
I love writing and reading, especially the classics. I have a Master's degree in Medieval Literature, and I write poetry, fiction, fan fiction, & nonfiction. I'm a former university instructor in writing and literature, and I currently teach writing, grammar, literary analysis, Shakespeare, and poetry classes, both online and in the classroom. I've also edited several books, including a new edition of the Book of Common Prayer.
I've been diagnosed with several autoimmune illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, etc. I deal with chronic pain 24/7 despite really good pain meds. On good days I walk with a cane; on bad days I have to use a wheelchair. Writing distracts me from the pain beautifully. ;)
My favorite writers: Chaucer, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, L.M. Montgomery, Anne Lamott, Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry, Kathleen Norris, Ann Voskamp, Anne Tyler, PD James.
Favorite bands: U2, U2, & U2! Love my Dublin boys! Also Florence + the Machine, Editors, Billie Holiday, Katie Melua, She & Him, Tempest, and Steam Powered Giraffe. Love Indie, Celtic, and Big Band/Swing music.
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