Author Cassandra Newbould

Cassandra Newbould

About Cassandra Newbould

Cassandra Newbould is an author of middle grade and young adult fiction. Her debut novel Things I’ll Never Say from Peachtree Teen is a cathartic epistolary YA featuring bi, fat surfer girl Casey who, after her twin brother’s death, takes up journaling to navigate her grief and her crushes on the remaining members of their friend group. Cassandra’s intersectional feminist YA anthology Every Body Shines from Bloomsbury Kids, featuring sixteen stories celebrating body diversity and fat acceptance, received a starred review from Booklist and was hailed as “the kind of book I’ve been waiting to see on shelves my whole life” by Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’.

As host and creator of the Fat Like Me podcast and community, Cassandra has discussed the need for more intersectional body diversity in kid lit. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. When she’s not writing, you can find her at a poker table reminding the other players to never underestimate the power of a determined girl and her cards.



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