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Cassandra
My name is Cassandra L. Thomas, I am a native of Atlanta, born July 28th. I knew at an early age, after reading Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why The Caged Birds Sing” and a collection of Laura Ingall-Wilder that I would someday write a book.  At age twelve I grew a love for magazines, after seeing an African-American woman’s face inside of a Right On! Magazine.  Although Sheila and Bernard Bronner of Upscale Magazine gave me my big break in publishing my work, it was Right On! Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Cynthia Horner who planted the initial seed that gave me a hunger at the tender age of twelve to someday have my own magazine. I have successfully completed and self published four books.  I have written a screenplay and a stage play as well, (not yet published). I have a local literary magazine entitled Books Avenue www.bam2.webs.com  Although newly formed, I've been actively assisting other publishers in getting their publications on solid ground, and decided to start my own publication after serving as a consultant for a local publication that eventually went national. I am a member at Cascade United Methodist Church.
I am a graduate of Walter F. George High School in Atlanta, I attended Phillips College of Atlanta, Quality Plus Administrative Studies and APAL School of Creative Writing & Editing. I am a former Office Assistant and Writer for Upscale Magazine; I also served as a Senior Marketing Representative for Bronner Brothers, a Senior Writer for Hello ATL Magazine, a consultant for Booking Matters Magazine as well as Editor-in-Chief for the December 2005 issue of Khamitment Magazine.  After writing a wedding feature for Upscale in 2001, I decided to give birth to my former online wedding magazine entitled I Dream of Weddings.  I am one of those kids who grew up in my Grandmother's home at 2421 Beecher Road (the very first house behind fire station No. 25). During the early seventies, my late Grandmother, Annie M. Thomas worked as a caregiver for the owner at 2421 Beecher. During that time she had a home at 1710 Hadlock Street. Sometimes my auntie would care for the lady in my grandmother's place. My cousins and I rode the bus with my aunt to this house, I remember the elderly lady looking really mean at us. And then we would ride the bus back to Hadlock Street with grandmother. The lady sold the home to my grandmother before she passed away, and grandmother moved to 2421 Beecher during the summer of 1974, and was there until a year before she passed in 2002 at the age of 89. Over the years, my late cousin Derrick D. Collier got a job sweeping the floor at the muslims barber shop, and I think he also worked for Mr. Barlow as well, and later at the grocery store. I loved the sense of family among blacks back then. Even the nice doctor and his staff at Cascade Pharmacy, they delivered our medicine. I can go on and on about my memories of Cascade Heights, just know that it was a fun and safe place to live back-in-the-day. If I'm ever able financially, I would like to purchase our family home back and keep it in the family. Thank you for creating this site!
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Cassandra posted in Events July 24, 2013 at 10:58 am

Cassandra posted in Events July 24, 2013 at 10:58 am