Cassandra Hamm is a writer with a love for psychology and people. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Evangel University, along with minors in writing, social sciences, and biblical studies.
Hamm chose to study psychology in college so that she could learn more about people both for writing and for life. She has not regretted that decision, no matter how many times people ask her why she didn’t study English. Before you can ask, no, she is not psychoanalyzing you, dear reader.
Hamm was a part of the Young Writers Workshop for three years and was a Community Assistant for two of those. She also taught for Young Writer Lessons (which is unfortunately no longer running), tutoring creative writing over video call. One of her passions is helping people become stronger writers, whether through assisting them in brainstorming or teaching them correct grammar.
Her stories are mostly fantastical in nature, though she dabbles in realistic fiction. She has been published on several different sites and in a flash fiction anthology, and she hopes to soon have a novel published.
Recently, Hamm became interested in writing prompts (see the reason behind the blog here) and has been penning short stories. She runs writing prompt flash fiction contests on Instagram (here is an example) every other month, which amaze her every time with the creativity of the responses. Still, her true love will always be novels.
Hamm’s goal, no matter the genre, is to write stories that portray real life, even if it means delving into difficult topics such as abuse and trafficking. Not all her stories have a happy ending, but neither does real life. She hopes her readers will be transformed by her raw, honest looks at human nature.
Fun facts: She’s obsessed with jigsaw puzzles, cats, musicals, and instrumental movie soundtracks. (If you want to see how many instrumental Spotify playlists she has, look here.)