In 2007, while her husband was working in Iraq, Brittney Cassity took up her pencil, paintbrush and commercial art background to create a book for her sons. It centered around the bedtime stories she had been telling them involving the adventures of a rather small dragon. The book born in 2008 from this process and a lot of support from her family was named Fiddlebug and has since touched more children and their parents than could have been guessed when the first words landed on the page. Fiddlebug and his friends are even now giggling their way to future stories that bring families closer and carry sweet dreams to little minds.
Then, in 2010, a feisty new character sprang into being in the middle grade chapter book, Clyde the Undead Dust Bunny. Written in her newly acquired tree house studio in the front yard – repurposed the second her boys outgrew it – Clyde firmly settled Brittney’s feet on the writing path. The book also introduced Brittney to a whole new audience and led to the creation of “Kick Starts for Creative Writers”, a six week workshop intended to help reluctant writers find ways to make the blocks dissolve and the process more fun.
The Wednesday’s Words Weekly Planner, released in 2011, is an offshoot from a former weekly blog and helps Brittney keep a very busy schedule of homeschooling, writing, illustrating, workshop presentation, school visits, and other special events in order… and in perspective.
When she is not happily swimming in the waters of her literary life, Brittney spends her time marveling at her luck in living with one spectacular husband, two phenomenal (and almost grown) sons and a menagerie of furry, four-legged family members in a log cabin on the side of a beautiful West Virginian mountain.
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Fiddlebug's New Home
by Brittney Cassity
Taking up where Fiddlebug's First Day left off, Fiddlebug's New Home spotlights the love of families. Mother and Father Dragon introduce Fiddlebug to important life skills like decision making, helping, and learning new things by enthusiastically including him in everything they do. Meet the dragon family, and let them make your snuggle time a little warmer.
Fiddlebug's First Day
by Brittney Cassity
A fairy tale that starts with a sneeze? What could come of that? Meet Fiddlebug! He's just hatched from a rather unique egg and on his way across the meadow with a very rumbly tummy. Fiddlebug's first day is filled with discoveries of all kinds, but in the end it's all about love. Snuggle up with your own Little One and get ready to show them how magic a good story can be!
Clyde the Undead Dust Bunny
by Brittney Cassity
While recovering from the Green Goo Germ, Dr. Wai Smart - assumed name of our 4th grade Future Man of Science - discovers a new life form has made its lair under his dresser. Our hero sets aside his science fair project on toe jam and pulls out his super secret journal. It doesn't take long to see that all is not as it first appeared. Can Dr. Smart keep his secret or have to die of embarrassmet?
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Smashwords book reviews by Brittney Cassity
- Disequilibrium And The Multi-Faceted Crystal Ball
on May 07, 2012
Ms. Flerx shares some of the worst experiences anyone can be handed in this life openly and with a matter of factness that leaves the reader sure of her honesty. She offers an intimate window into a world where mental illness was forced to go undiagnosed and untreated within a family; where abnormal behavior was treated as normal; where the repercussion of learning to overlook incredible disfunction lead to her own toxic marriage, the untimely deaths of two of her brothers and worste of all, the murder of her father by her remaining brother. Incredibly, Ms. Flerx shares her life and all of its horrors from the stance of a survivor instead of a victim. By the end of the book, the reader is left with the sense that hope, love and a belief in the innate goodness of man is still very much alive within her heart. I was very inspired, and highly suggest reading this book for yourself.
- The Lonely Parrot
on Aug. 26, 2012
Very cute story that includes an important lesson about the needs of pets. Beautifully illustrated too! I would definitely recommend this book.