As a child, romance writer Cassie Edwards dreamed of either being a secretary or an English teacher. After she learned how to play a violin at age eight, she even began dreaming of becoming a famous concert violinist. The one thing she never aspired to was being a writer, although as a child she devoured books as if they were delicious candies. It all happened so suddenly though, next thing she knew, her first Indian romance, Savage Obsession, won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, and to this day, she still can't believe that seventy-eight of her historical romances have been published. Forty-one of those books are American Indian romances. Cassie is endeavoring to write about every major tribe in America.
Cassie says that she truly loves researching the varied tribes that she writes about. She enjoys discovering interesting customs that she can use in her next book; always making sure the information that she uses is authentic. Cassie recently discovered why she has such as endearing love for Native Americans. Her father told her that his grandmother, was a full-blood Cheyenne, which makes Cassie proud to say that she is, in part, Cheyenne, herself.
Cassie has much to be happy about. She continues to write her Indian romances, which garnered her the Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times, and she returned to Mattoon, Illinois, her hometown, eleven years ago after being gone for thirty years. Cassie and her home were featured in the August '98 issue of Romantic Times. Brian and Charles, Cassie's two sons, are her true proudest achievements in life, but the apple of her eye, as any grandmother will admit, is her grandson David, who is a freshman in College.