Before pivoting into publishing, Cassie Mannes Murray was a high school teacher for six years and ran an infamous book blog known as Books & Bowel Movements where she worked with many brands, including several publishing houses and indie presses.
She holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from North Carolina State University, and is working on her MFA at UNCW in creative nonfiction. She has designed for Ecotone and Lookout Books, been supported by the Sarah Morton Fellowship and Kenyon Writers Workshop, as well as Raleigh Review, where she is the Book Review Editor, Social Media Coordinator and Accountant. She is working on a lyric essay collection about the strange and odd particularities of the south, pertaining to women, and her work is forthcoming in Passages North and The Rumpus.
For inquiries, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cassie is interested in representing adult fiction, young adult fiction, and nonfiction that can be viewed as slipstream or hybrid. Because genre categories are for marketing purposes, Cassie would like to work with authors who are difficult to categorize, but write really brilliant sentences and unputdownable literary hybrids.