Cassie E. Brown
fiction writer & tea drinker


Cassie E. Brown (she/her) is a writer of long and short form fiction. Her work draws inspiration from her childhood in rural Missouri, classic children’s literature, and speculative fiction. Cassie’s work explores what is ugly, beautiful, and true about rural places and fairy tales. She has a BA from Kenyon College and an MSW from the University of Denver.

She is a graduate of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning Author Academy, where she was mentored by author Christopher Rowe. Cassie currently serves on the Author Academy Alumni Advisory Board.

Apart from writing, she is a clinical social worker and a tea aficionado.

Look for her upcoming publications in 2022:


"Without Protest" - a dark story about the battle for visibility, oh, and a rattlesnake, a soul, and a crossroads - which will appear in HELL IS REAL: A Midwest Gothic Anthology. (Now available for pre-order HERE.) To learn more about this anthology, follow @HELLANTH on Twitter.

"Thawing" - in case you need some feelings about gays, guitars, and homecoming - which will appear in Mid/South Anthology. (Now available for pre-order HERE.) For more information, check out @BellePointPress or Belle Point Press.

Also her poem "Making Peace" will be appearing in  Proud To Be: Writing By American Warriors, Volume 11 from Southeast Missouri University Press. (Please note, the Proud to Be anthologies invite writing from American veterans and the families of veterans. Cassie's father was a Naval veteran, but she has never served in the armed forces.)

Any opinions expressed, or perceived to be expressed, herein or within any of her creative writing belong to Cassie alone.