Cassandra Quinn Thomas holds a Master’s Degree in Southwest Studies from Colorado College and a BA in English from UCCS. Cassandra began her writing life as Editor of the high school newspaper, The Lever. She went on to initiate a company newspaper, The TRW Transmitter, while working as a technical writer. In the course of her writing life she was awarded an El Pomar Scholarship, a Colorado Scholar’s Award, a Golden Key Honor Society Award and Honorable Mention, Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, San Jose State University. Most recently her poems were accepted for publication in the Denver Women’s Press Club Contest, By-Line Magazine, NLAPW Pen Woman Magazine and Poetry Salzburg Review, Salzburg, Austria.