a 23-year-old woman from Mansfield, OH, United States

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"'If you don't stretch your arm to it's full extent, you'll never reach your dreams.' 'My novels are usually the reflections of my dreams.' 'Dance in the rain for as long as you can, because one day you might wake up and never be able to dance in the rain again.'"

My name is Cassandra and I'm twenty years old. I've been writing since I could hold a pen, granted at first they were only circles, but to a two year old, they told a whole world of stories. At six, I was writing about the prince saving the princess, the happy ending all little girls wanted to see happen. 

At thirteen, I was writing fantasy/science fiction, magical robots and evil giants. I was quite the tomboy, if I'm being honest. Then, time caught up with me and I started growing older, thinking more like a girl would. That's when writing about romance came into play. I was fifteen when I wrote my first short story in the romance genre, because I thought writing about it, would fill the void of boys not liking me.

I wasn't the skinniest of girl's, which showed in my writing, because every main character would be beautiful and slim, something I always wanted to be. She would always get the boy in the end, because a happy ending was what I always wanted.

I've always been a fan of horror movies and horror books. A horror book was actually the first story I ever read on my own. So at the age of sixteen, I started dappling in the horror genre. I slowly grew tired of it, because I could never find the happy ending I wanted. 

When I read, I want a happy ending. Granted, that might be a little much, asking for the same outcome so often, but reading, movies and writing are my escape. It's where I go to get away from the real world. To me, the real world is full of empty promises and sad endings. Therefore, I want to open a book that has a happy ending.

So, I mixed it and gave horror books happy endings. Maybe not the happiest, but it was still something and it stayed true to what I believe. Now I'm twenty years old and write almost every day. It doesn't really matter what genre, because I'm open for new things.

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