A writer, storyteller, children's performer, singer and actor, Cassie
Selleck has done countless library programs for all ages, including
children's story hours, writing workshops, coaching youthful tellers
and hosting story events. She co-hosted the 2007 Fiction Among Friends
Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat and Story Workshops, making her
first trip from sunny Florida to Thurman, NY in July.
Cassie, who has several completed short
stories and screenplays, has an adult novel, "The Pecan Man"
in the works. We are thrilled to announce that Chapter One of "The
Pecan Man" recently topped 104 other entries in a Florida State
Writing Competition, co-sponsored by CNW Publishing and the Florida
Freelance Writers Association, to be named first place winner in the
"Novel Chapter-Unpublished" category. Dana K. Cassell, Executive
Director of CNW Publishing, said, "Over these past twenty-four
years, judges have consistently said that the top three or four winners
are usually close to being ready to be publishedif not there already."
She led a workshop called "What's in a Name (and Other Story Games)."
This highly interactive workshop focused on creating lively, interesting
and well-developed characters, adding sensory details, and enhancing
plot, conflict and setting in both the written and spoken story. Using
techniques developed by the presenter, participants will also learn
how to generate names that are historically and geographically accurate
and that reflect the personality of the character.