Cassandra Parkin is a Yorkshire-based writer with Cornish roots and a passion for fairy-tales. Like most of the Cornish nation, she’s haunted by the sea, and its witchery creeps into almost everything she writes. She spent her childhood divided between the ocean and the library, and developed the bad habit of writing fiction in the back of her notebooks in meetings.

Her debut short story collection, New World Fairy Tales, won Salt Publishing’s 2011 Scott Prize, and her debut novels The Summer We All Ran Away, was shortlisted for Amazon’s Rising Stars award. She’s currently working on her third novel.

You can find out more about Cassandra on her website, or follow her on Twitter.