Cassandra Newbould is an author of middle grade and young adult fiction. Her debut novel THINGS I'LL NEVER SAY (Peachtree Teen, '23) 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 (Bloomsbury, '21), 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.
For fans of Becky Albertalli and Julie Murphy, this beautifully raw coming-of-age story follows bi, fat surfer girl Casey who, after her twin brother's death, turns to journaling to navigate what it means to crush on your two best friends at the same time.Bookshop B&N Amazon Goodreads