Cassandra is a sixteen year old Young Adult Author who splits her time between Los Angeles and New York City. She has loved fairy tales ever since she was a little girl. With the help of her publishers Bill and Gayle Gladstone her dreams of becoming a published author have come true!
Her first novel, "If You Wish" was released in September, 2016 and recently won the 2017 West Region-at-Large Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key Award.
Cassandra is currently in the process of writing her second book, Big Green Eyes.
"Cassandra Briskman is the real deal. Don't bother asking the age of this remarkably talented first-time author until you finish her delicious tale of a girl struggling to bushwhack her way through the wilds of adolescence while encumbered by an impressively dreadful stepmother, and two nastily entitled stepsisters (one of whom ultimately must find her own agonizing path to teenage redemption).
"Yes, If You Wish is a contemporary, Los Angeles-based Cinderella, whose teenage outcast heroine is sorely in need of a fairy godmother. Instead she finds a whip-smart and equally solitary, hoodie-wearing boy named Julian, and the literary companionship of Harper Lee's Scout.
"Ella's harrowing and humorous journey to find her place in the world is one that many teen readers will instantly recognize. And Cass Briskman is assuredly an author to watch."
Celeste Fremon, author of G-Dog and the Homeboys, the upcoming Downfall, and editor/founder of WitnessLA.com
"A fun frothy read from a young writer with a big future."
Nicole Maggi, author of The Forgetting and The Twin Willows Trilogy