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Cassandra Marshall

Cassandra Marshall - Editor

Capac, MI, United States

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Overview

Cassandra has been a freelance editor for nearly ten years. Her clients are both self and trad published, with several hitting the NY Times and USA Today Bestsellers lists as well as earning starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly and Goodreads Choice awards.

She loves to play with her dog Mollie and distresses by painting with watercolors and making Haapy Potter themed crafts. She dreams of one day owning a small house near the water with a shelf full of books she has helped others to write. She can be found in Capac, MI.

Cassandra does not take on manuscripts featuring vampires/werewolves, angels/demons, or non-fiction.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Inspirational Mashups Romance Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England - MA Creative WritingNovel writing trackAwarded: 2008 - Merit Honors
  • Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI - BA Professional Writing, minor in CommunicationAwarded: 2007 - Cum Laude
  • Interned for a top literary agent in NYC from 2009-2011.
  • A clean record on Preditors & Editors. (Top of the 'C' page) Note: some of the info there is a bit out of date.

Portfolio (27 selected works)

Yesterday's Demons (The Verdant Revival Book 1)

Michael Ripplinger

When he was a boy, Siv McCaig came face-to-face with a monster. After a childhood lived in fear, he encountered it again. Siv just wants to work his trade as a blacksmith, play cards at the saloon, and watch the stars. But he'll never be at peace without answers. What was the monster that burned down his house? Where did it come from? And will it ever come back again? His search becomes a batt... read more

When he was a boy, Siv McCaig came face-to-face with a monster. After a childhood lived in fear, he encountered it again. Siv just wants to work his trade as a blacksmith, play cards at the saloon, and watch the stars. But he'll never be at peace without answers. What was the monster that burned down his house? Where did it come from? And will it ever come back again? His search becomes a batt... read more

Inhuman Emergence: Innocence

Blake Gardner

Owen was an average teenage boy before he took the pill; the one which gave him psychic powers he had never imagined were possible. At the party there was a raid, and now he has the attention of certain government officials. With the government investigating his every move, he finds he will have to do more than he expected to elude them.

Owen was an average teenage boy before he took the pill; the one which gave him psychic powers he had never imagined were possible. At the party there was a raid, and now he has the attention of certain government officials. With the government investigating his every move, he finds he will have to do more than he expected to elude them.

Skwiza: A Memoir

Gail Mathabane

This memoir tells the intimate story of what happens when a white American becomes fully immersed in a world that is totally foreign to her through the most intimate connection imaginable - a marriage that is both interracial and cross-cultural. When Gail, a white preacher's daughter from the Midwest, married Mark Mathabane, a black South African writer battling apartheid, she had no idea what... read more

This memoir tells the intimate story of what happens when a white American becomes fully immersed in a world that is totally foreign to her through the most intimate connection imaginable - a marriage that is both interracial and cross-cultural. When Gail, a white preacher's daughter from the Midwest, married Mark Mathabane, a black South African writer battling apartheid, she had no idea what... read more

Retrace

Sigal Ehrlich

A former FBI agent. A Brazilian dancer. Two souls haunted by ghosts of their past. One looking for retribution, the other for atonement. Both seeking solace. A solitary existence is all they know, until fate brings them together. Mutual attraction leads to the perfect pact that will keep them safe. No commitment, just friendship and sex. But nothing in life is risk free. When suppressed emotio... read more

A former FBI agent. A Brazilian dancer. Two souls haunted by ghosts of their past. One looking for retribution, the other for atonement. Both seeking solace. A solitary existence is all they know, until fate brings them together. Mutual attraction leads to the perfect pact that will keep them safe. No commitment, just friendship and sex. But nothing in life is risk free. When suppressed emotio... read more

Unstrung

Kendra C. Highley

Lexa Pate, seventeen-year-old thief extraordinaire, has burned a bridge or two in her life. You don’t make a career out of stealing other people’s property without making enemies. When a risky job goes from bad to worse, Lexa and her adopted family find themselves on Precipice Corporation’s hit list because they’ve accidentally stolen the wrong thing—plans for a new model of genetically-engine... read more

Lexa Pate, seventeen-year-old thief extraordinaire, has burned a bridge or two in her life. You don’t make a career out of stealing other people’s property without making enemies. When a risky job goes from bad to worse, Lexa and her adopted family find themselves on Precipice Corporation’s hit list because they’ve accidentally stolen the wrong thing—plans for a new model of genetically-engine... read more

No Apologies

Sybil Bartel

Never apologizeHard-edged rocker Graham Allen has it all. He's flush with cash from playing bass in a band by night and restoring classic cars by day. And there are plenty of women willing to share his bed for a night, complication-free. Perfect, because if there's anything he learned from his past, it was to never get attached—to anything. So when bartender Carly Sullivan flashes her innocent... read more

Never apologizeHard-edged rocker Graham Allen has it all. He's flush with cash from playing bass in a band by night and restoring classic cars by day. And there are plenty of women willing to share his bed for a night, complication-free. Perfect, because if there's anything he learned from his past, it was to never get attached—to anything. So when bartender Carly Sullivan flashes her innocent... read more

Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves

James Matlack Raney

A gypsy curse… A shadow pirate… An ancient treasure… An adventure beyond mystery and magic! Eleven year-old Jim Morgan once had a home, a life of comfort, and a future full of promise. But all that changed the night his father was murdered. Now Jim is on the run from his father’s enemies, a wicked count and his vengeful son, and at the same time, trying to decipher the secret to the last myste... read more

A gypsy curse… A shadow pirate… An ancient treasure… An adventure beyond mystery and magic! Eleven year-old Jim Morgan once had a home, a life of comfort, and a future full of promise. But all that changed the night his father was murdered. Now Jim is on the run from his father’s enemies, a wicked count and his vengeful son, and at the same time, trying to decipher the secret to the last myste... read more

Jim Morgan and the Pirates of the Black Skull

James Raney

A Dark Secret... A Hidden Island... A Magic Storm... An Epic Journey Upon the High Seas! Over a year has passed since Jim Morgan outwitted the King of Thieves and escaped from London with his friends, Lacey and the Brothers Ratt. Now, at long last, Jim is ready to return home to Morgan Manor. But a dark vision haunts Jim’s dreams – a Crimson Storm with the face of a black skull. Worse still, h... read more

A Dark Secret... A Hidden Island... A Magic Storm... An Epic Journey Upon the High Seas! Over a year has passed since Jim Morgan outwitted the King of Thieves and escaped from London with his friends, Lacey and the Brothers Ratt. Now, at long last, Jim is ready to return home to Morgan Manor. But a dark vision haunts Jim’s dreams – a Crimson Storm with the face of a black skull. Worse still, h... read more

LAYERS (Stark #1)

Sigal Ehrlich

According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics. When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory… That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life. Opinionated... read more

According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics. When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory… That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life. Opinionated... read more

The Grave Winner

Lindsey Loucks

Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead -- just like the prom queen did. While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom's things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks up her punk music and keeps digging. She should have listened. ... read more

Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead -- just like the prom queen did. While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom's things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks up her punk music and keeps digging. She should have listened. ... read more

Phoenix Splinter (Project Horizon Book 1)

Branli Caidryn

Nineteen-year-old Keith Groenewald is an escaped experiment from Area Fifty-One. Harbored by a secret society, Veluz, Keith develops his telekinetic abilities, making him a key weapon for their covert missions. While working as part of an elite mercenary force, Keith is unsettled by rumors that Veluz may have orchestrated the experimentation that gave him his powers.With each passing mission h... read more

Nineteen-year-old Keith Groenewald is an escaped experiment from Area Fifty-One. Harbored by a secret society, Veluz, Keith develops his telekinetic abilities, making him a key weapon for their covert missions. While working as part of an elite mercenary force, Keith is unsettled by rumors that Veluz may have orchestrated the experimentation that gave him his powers.With each passing mission h... read more

The Prodigal's Foole (The Arcana Chronicles Book 1)

R. B. Wood

"Demons and magic, shotguns and explosions - Great read!"--Steve Umstead, author of The Evan Gabriel Trilogy A man can run from his past ... but not his future. Symon Bryson lives in self-imposed exile until Monsignor DuBarry goes missing and not even the most adept of the magic practitioners can determine the reason for the abduction. The clues lie buried in the past amidst epic battles and h... read more

"Demons and magic, shotguns and explosions - Great read!"--Steve Umstead, author of The Evan Gabriel Trilogy A man can run from his past ... but not his future. Symon Bryson lives in self-imposed exile until Monsignor DuBarry goes missing and not even the most adept of the magic practitioners can determine the reason for the abduction. The clues lie buried in the past amidst epic battles and h... read more

Lost Souls: The Cube of Asgard

Kevin Oxland

Spencer Quinn was left behind. He was the only witness. He didn’t know why the creature took his twin brother and not him. There were no signs of forced entry, no clues and nobody believed Spencer's story. To avoid the frenzy of media attention Spencer's mother moved them to a small town to live with his grandmother. A new life and a new school beckon and Spencer soon makes friends with his ne... read more

Spencer Quinn was left behind. He was the only witness. He didn’t know why the creature took his twin brother and not him. There were no signs of forced entry, no clues and nobody believed Spencer's story. To avoid the frenzy of media attention Spencer's mother moved them to a small town to live with his grandmother. A new life and a new school beckon and Spencer soon makes friends with his ne... read more

A Silver Ring

Nathan Carriker

Every soul has a Mission-but every life has its Fate. If the Army had just let Wes Hutchinson be a pilot, maybe things would have been different. He'd get to marry his English love, Melody. They might have had a son he could teach to fly. Perhaps after the war Wes could have even squared things up with his sister's suitor, small town miscreant Frank Lawton. Their children could have been playm... read more

Every soul has a Mission-but every life has its Fate. If the Army had just let Wes Hutchinson be a pilot, maybe things would have been different. He'd get to marry his English love, Melody. They might have had a son he could teach to fly. Perhaps after the war Wes could have even squared things up with his sister's suitor, small town miscreant Frank Lawton. Their children could have been playm... read more

Soul of the Sea (Curse of the Sea Book 1)

Jasmine Denton

Off the coast of Harmony Harbor, beneath the ocean’s waves, a dark secret is about to unfold. Few know of its existence. Mykaela Whindom is rescued from the treacherous seas only to find her best friend didn’t survive the tragic accident. Later, she finds the boy who rescued her wounded on the beach. Her family takes him in and offers him work at their bed and breakfast, unaware that he’s curs... read more

Off the coast of Harmony Harbor, beneath the ocean’s waves, a dark secret is about to unfold. Few know of its existence. Mykaela Whindom is rescued from the treacherous seas only to find her best friend didn’t survive the tragic accident. Later, she finds the boy who rescued her wounded on the beach. Her family takes him in and offers him work at their bed and breakfast, unaware that he’s curs... read more

Sun the Starfarer: And the Lucky Gold Star

John A. Muhlestein, Sidney M. Muhlestein

Dragons Forever - Born to be a Dragon

Eisley Jacobs

Dragons Forever BOOK ONE - Born to be a Dragon Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup... This is what Lord Edric wants you to believe. He will do anything in his power to see that humans never come in contact with dragons again. However, he doesn't plan for Meia, the foster child who dreams of dragons, believing they are real. Or Deglan, the te... read more

Dragons Forever BOOK ONE - Born to be a Dragon Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup... This is what Lord Edric wants you to believe. He will do anything in his power to see that humans never come in contact with dragons again. However, he doesn't plan for Meia, the foster child who dreams of dragons, believing they are real. Or Deglan, the te... read more

139: In Evening (139 Trilogy)

Aden Ng

Timothy Kleve is a seemingly ordinary 17 year old still reeling back from the death of his mother. When a deadly phenomenon that causes people to die from their dreams called the Vashmir Pandemic throws society into chaos, Tim is forced to fight for his life and the lives of his loved ones. When a controversially addictive drug, Somnidin, starts to run out, he finds himself dragged further int... read more

Timothy Kleve is a seemingly ordinary 17 year old still reeling back from the death of his mother. When a deadly phenomenon that causes people to die from their dreams called the Vashmir Pandemic throws society into chaos, Tim is forced to fight for his life and the lives of his loved ones. When a controversially addictive drug, Somnidin, starts to run out, he finds himself dragged further int... read more

The Stars Fell Sideways

Cassandra Marshall

Alison Arroway takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’. She has to, or she won’t get paid. Alison is a stunt double for pampered teen actress Pomegranate and when the director takes the shoot to Portugal, Alison is anything but thrilled to be rooming with Pom. But getting to hang around teen hearthrob Erik? Now that’s a plus. Erik invites both girls on a sunset boat trip and Alison manages to hav... read more

Alison Arroway takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’. She has to, or she won’t get paid. Alison is a stunt double for pampered teen actress Pomegranate and when the director takes the shoot to Portugal, Alison is anything but thrilled to be rooming with Pom. But getting to hang around teen hearthrob Erik? Now that’s a plus. Erik invites both girls on a sunset boat trip and Alison manages to hav... read more

Matt Archer: Redemption (Matt Archer #5)

Kendra C. Highley

“There’s more to me than you know…” When Matt Archer’s sister, Mamie, said those words to him three years ago, he had no idea how prophetic they were, or what this would mean for his family. Now, he knows. And it changes everything, bringing the war right to Matt’s doorstep. In the epic conclusion to the Matt Archer series, the endgame is near. Betrayed by an enemy, the wielders have been call... read more

“There’s more to me than you know…” When Matt Archer’s sister, Mamie, said those words to him three years ago, he had no idea how prophetic they were, or what this would mean for his family. Now, he knows. And it changes everything, bringing the war right to Matt’s doorstep. In the epic conclusion to the Matt Archer series, the endgame is near. Betrayed by an enemy, the wielders have been call... read more

-Worlds Apart- Ruination

Amanda Thome

What if everything came down to a single test? If your life was defined at seventeen, could you handle it? Could you accept your fate leaving the ones you love, or would you risk it all and stay? One test stands between Vanessa and Central. One chance to make the leap across the walls to a better life. At seventeen, Central considers Vanessa an adult. Her labor role, marriage, and housing divi... read more

What if everything came down to a single test? If your life was defined at seventeen, could you handle it? Could you accept your fate leaving the ones you love, or would you risk it all and stay? One test stands between Vanessa and Central. One chance to make the leap across the walls to a better life. At seventeen, Central considers Vanessa an adult. Her labor role, marriage, and housing divi... read more

Matt Archer: Blade's Edge (Matt Archer #2)

Kendra C. Highley

Book 2 in the Matt Archer series. When Matt Archer was fourteen, he discovered monsters are real. As if that wasn’t enough to go on for a few decades, Matt also found out that he’d been chosen to hunt those monsters--with a sentient, supernatural knife. Now fifteen, Matt has spent the last year working with a clandestine military unit, trying to rid the world of monsters, demons and other vici... read more

Book 2 in the Matt Archer series. When Matt Archer was fourteen, he discovered monsters are real. As if that wasn’t enough to go on for a few decades, Matt also found out that he’d been chosen to hunt those monsters--with a sentient, supernatural knife. Now fifteen, Matt has spent the last year working with a clandestine military unit, trying to rid the world of monsters, demons and other vici... read more

Soul Taken (The Life After trilogy)

Katlyn Duncan

After-life just got a lot more complicated Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to New England to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body. Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years. But, as a descendant of the m... read more

After-life just got a lot more complicated Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to New England to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body. Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years. But, as a descendant of the m... read more

Ghost Hand (The PSS Chronicles Book 1)

Ripley Patton

Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy. How does Olivia handle being the girl with the ghost hand? Well, she's a little bit morbid and a whole lot snarky. Her mother thinks her obsession with death, black clothing, and the local cemetery is a bid... read more

Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy. How does Olivia handle being the girl with the ghost hand? Well, she's a little bit morbid and a whole lot snarky. Her mother thinks her obsession with death, black clothing, and the local cemetery is a bid... read more

Pride, Prejudice, And Curling Rocks

Andrea Brokaw

Darcy Bennet lives to be on the ice. When the other little girls were watching the Olympics and dreaming of figure-skating, she was dreaming of representing her country not with skates but with a broom.At seventeen, Darcy still has Olympic dreams, but she has more immediate concerns. Like getting her team to Regionals, making sure she's accepted by the local college, and convincing her best-fr... read more

Darcy Bennet lives to be on the ice. When the other little girls were watching the Olympics and dreaming of figure-skating, she was dreaming of representing her country not with skates but with a broom.At seventeen, Darcy still has Olympic dreams, but she has more immediate concerns. Like getting her team to Regionals, making sure she's accepted by the local college, and convincing her best-fr... read more

Catching Jordan

Miranda Kenneally

"Whoever said football and girls don't mix hasn't read Catching Jordan. I couldn't put it down!" — Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series ONE OF THE BOYS What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though–she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school f... read more

"Whoever said football and girls don't mix hasn't read Catching Jordan. I couldn't put it down!" — Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series ONE OF THE BOYS What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though–she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school f... read more

Finding Emma

Steena Holmes

A mother’s near-obsessive devotion to her missing daughter threatens to destroy more than one family.Megan is the harried but happy stay-at-home mother of three little girls living in a small town. Her life implodes when her youngest daughter, Emma, disappears on her third birthday.Two years later, Megan is preparing to commemorate Emma’s birthday and the anniversary of her kidnapping, compell... read more

A mother’s near-obsessive devotion to her missing daughter threatens to destroy more than one family.Megan is the harried but happy stay-at-home mother of three little girls living in a small town. Her life implodes when her youngest daughter, Emma, disappears on her third birthday.Two years later, Megan is preparing to commemorate Emma’s birthday and the anniversary of her kidnapping, compell... read more

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