Christian Cashelle has nurtured her passion for writing into a dream that will motivate the world. After self-publishing her second novel,My Joy, in January 2011, Cashelle knows that her journey as an author has just begun.
Born on February 12, 1987 in a small southern Illinois town, Cashelle is an only child. Living in a single parent household, she spent a lot of her time reading and writing.
“I had a lot of time on my hands, so I let my imagination take over.”
Cashelle wrote her first poem at eight and from there it stuck with her.
During her middle school and high school years, Cashelle began to write fan-fiction novels, print them out into big binders and pass them out around school. Her classmates were berated by teachers for not paying attention to lectures because they were so into her stories.
She entered a few writing contests throughout school days but did not seriously think about publishing until college.
Cashelle founded Dynamic Image Publications in 2006 after developing bonds with the other two writers. Dynamic Image was founded to help nurture young writers, find writing resources for all types of publishing and eventually became an independent
publishing company itself.
Cashelle graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2009 with a BS in Mass Communications. She self-published her first novel, Ava’s Story, in July 2009.
Cashelle wants to bring another chapter to the urban fiction scene. She believes its time for more inspiring stories than stereotypical “hood books.”
Her goal is not to be rich or famous for what she writes, but to inspiration this generation to want to be more.
“I don’t need to have a lot of money or have screaming fans. I want to motivate them.”
Cashelle is a graduate from Lindenwood University’s masters of fine arts writing program and is currently studying for a Masters in Administration. She is also the 2011 Traffic Music Awards Author of the Year in St. Louis, Missouri.
Cashelle is also working on her third novel, Revisions of Life.