Greetings! Welcome to my little plot on the internet. My name is Casondra Brewster, called “Casz” by those who know me best or can’t seem to keep a long “a” out of my name. I have been writing for other people all my life from journalism to corporate communications. I often am told what an unusual life I have lived thus far in more than four decades. I think pretty much all of it has been on accident. Except my writing. For the next four decades (and hopefully beyond), it’s all on purpose and all about my writing.
My personal philosophy: Life is not about finding yourself; it’s about creating yourself. Once I realized that all bets were off and I was running towards making my dream of being a full-time writer a reality. Check out the Blog to see how I’m working on making that a reality. Join my journey. Cheer me on. Tell me when you think I’m headed out into left field (I may or may not listen, but I’ll always take note of it).
Currently I reside in the Cascade Foothills — just a short car-ride from Seattle — on a little plot of land we’re trying to turn into a bit of an urban farm (although I live in a rural area, I’m located in the citified region, and there are real farmers and ranchers which live near me…hence urban farm). When not writing, I love growing things (also do a bit of “drunk landscaping,” which you may learn about) and then, of course, cooking it up and sharing it with my friends and family. So it was natural to also see our new home as not only an urban farm, but also a place to grow story and create my art. If you follow me on Facebook (currently I am friends only, so please don’t be shy and send a request), you’ll see I have an alter ego called “Inkster.” She is my superhero persona. Inkster bends time and space with the power of the pen. You will occasionally get dispatches from Inkster, too. Normally to deal with the splashes of writing and publishing success I’m experiencing.
Fridays have now been dedicated to keeping my writing skills sharp and pushing the envelope. Every Friday I will post a free-range (flash) fiction piece based normally on a prompt given by someone else. Be sure to check those out and comment. Feedback is so key for a writer’s growth. So, I’m grateful for any constructive criticism I receive.
For the most part I write speculative fiction. It ranges from YA to very weird and dark. Occasionally I dip into literary fiction, military fantasy (I am a vet), and poetry, too. I try not to limit myself.
If you have a question, feel free to comment and ask. I’ll do my best to answer it. Comments are moderated. There unfortunately is always haters out there. If you’re a lover, however, spread the positive energy. I truly believe in the threefold law.
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