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About the Author


Independent Author of The Pecan Man, and What Matters in Mayhew, Available on

Former Marketing Director for Anderson Crane and Bridge Technologies, Inc., and former Outreach Coordinator for Three Rivers Regional Library System.

Recent graduate of Goddard College with a BFA in Creative Writing.

Wife, mother of three incredible daughters, and YaYa to seven wonderful grandchildren.

I am happy to do Skype sessions with book clubs who have chosen to read and discuss The Pecan Man or What Matters in Mayhew. Contact me for more information!

I am also available for library visits, either for readings or writing workshops.

Please feel free to contact me at or “like” my Facebook page for The Pecan Man.

My personal facebook page is limited to friends and family…so sorry. But I would

love for you to correspond with me through my email, The Pecan Man facebook page or

through this blog! Thanks for visiting…

  1. Martha Francis permalink

    Hello, I recently read The Pecan Man, and it is one of the best books I have ever read! I have told many people that they have to read it, and I think it would be a brilliant choice for a college or high school course. I’m an editor and former textbook production editor and am thus very picky about layout, grammar/usage, and other editorial issues. I did find a few areas (and just a few) that could use attention.

    The reason I mention all of this is that if you did a little work and republished it this would be an amazing book for literature, ethics, and social studies courses–due to the many opportunities for discussion and role play. I can’t wait to read more of your work.

    • Thank you so much, Martha. I do have a few classes using The Pecan Man. I have this on my radar to work on soon. Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it very much.

  2. Michael Anderson permalink

    The Pecan Man was a very pleasant surprise. Nothing beats the feeling you get when you take a chance on a book that you know nothing about and it turns out to be a sparkling diamond. Can’t remember the last time I so thoroughly enjoyed a book. Southern by the grace of God so I can spot a yankee forgery a mile away. This isn’t it. Fantastic piece of work, Miss Cassie. Can’t wait until your next one. Hope you don’t keep us waiting too long. Don’t know you but you have proven to me that the Southern spirit does actually live in Florida. God bless you and yours.

    • Thank you, Michael! What a lovely comment. You gave me a much-needed boost! Working on a sequel to What Matters in Mayhew, and the sequel to The Pecan Man is out on Amazon. It’s called The Truth About Grace and it delves into the relationship between Grace and Patrice, inspired quite a bit by personal experience. Thanks again!

  3. Nathan Walston permalink

    I am listening to the Pecan Man on audio book and it is great. With no disrespect meant to Ms. Harper Lee in my opinion To Kill a Mockingbird pales in comparison. I have spent my entire life of fifty seven years in the south and have never been ashamed of my heritage. Your book is a delightful reminder of my life in the south. I sure hope you are planning to author another book if so rest assured I will purchase a copy the day it is available.

    • Thank you so much for your support. I am a huge fan of Harper Lee’s and don’t think I’ll ever measure up, but I appreciate the vote of confidence!! I am working on my next book now. First draft is done, but I’m in rewrites. Blessings to you and yours…

  4. Fran Schlesinger permalink

    Hi, my book club will be discussing your book in a few weeks and I was wondering if there are any author interviews that I could present more about you, your life and your writing processes for The Pecan Man?

    • Fran…I just saw this post…not sure how I missed it!! I’m going to be posting more information in the coming months…I have had a rough year and just didn’t have much time for marketing, but that is about to change. Please feel free to contact me at if you have any specific questions, or ask them here and I’ll post answers asap. Thanks so much!

  5. Brenda Linky permalink

    We read your book for our book club. One of the questions published by Word Oress is “What does the barber chair symbolize?”

    We would appreciate your response.

  6. Dear Cassie,
    I met you at the Northwest Ga.Writers Conference sponsored by C.A.W. in May 2017 in Calhoun Ga. You encouraged me to keep writing even though I’d received a less than positive agent review of my Memoir about my daughter, who’d married a (former?) KGB agent and the resulting nightmare as she and our family was treated so cruelly by him as she went through process of dying due to cancer. Just want you to know I’m still working on it and learning the art of writing well. I’m in a critque group with Cheryll Snow (I think you know her from the conference?) who has been immeasurably helpful. But want you to know how much your input meant. I’m over the top excited about the movie of the Pecan Man. I also just ordered the sequel, The Truth About Grace. Bravo and thank you for your kindness!
    Marla Aycock

  7. Hi, Marla..I do remember you and how all is well. Please contact me driectly through I rarely check this email or this blog, so things can fall through the cracks easily. Hoping all is well in your world!

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