Cassandra Rose Clarke
Cassandra graduated in 2006 from The University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in English, and two years later she completed her master’s degree in creative writing at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2010 she attended the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop in Seattle, where she was a recipient of the Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund. She currently teaches composition and rhetoric at a pair of local Houston colleges.
Author's Comment: I love strangeness in writing. This has been true every since I was kid—for example, I HATED Scooby Doo because the strangeness always turned out to be totally mundane. Even when I’m reading literary fiction or realist fiction, I tend toward stories that have an element of strangeness to them, or quirkiness, or hyper-reality. Because strangeness is such an embedded element of fantasy and science fiction, it’s makes sense that they are the genres I’m most drawn to.