Cassandra Leuthold


Cassandra started creating outside-the-box, character-driven stories in second grade. Over twenty years later, she continues to combine what most people think of as opposites: the magical and the everyday, the modern and the vintage, the darkest recesses of the mind and the greatest heights humans can achieve.

In between new ideas and breathing fresh life into old projects, you can find her sewing, watching TV, and binging on music from around the world.

Cassandra lives with her writer husband and their moody cat, Gaia, in a house three sizes too big. She holds a Bachelor's in Liberal Studies and a Master's in English.

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Girl with the Strawberry Tattoo
Series: Demonslayer, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,890. Language: American English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Joshua struggles, stuck between furious enemies and friends he’s wronged. As Sola launches attacks against him and Lana, the dark indiscretions of their pasts overshadow a brighter future. When a team member’s murder invites an opportunity to end the war, Joshua channels his anger into protecting his city. But Sola wields power, too, and she could cost him everything he fights for.
Always Hurt the Ones You Love
Series: Demonslayer, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,140. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When Harbinger resurfaces offering insights into the powers, Joshua meets his most complicated desires head-on. Being completely true to himself calls to him, but blazing an apathetic trail could create big consequences. Tired of putting up a front but clinging to the life he’s built, Joshua must choose between hiding his real feelings from Lana or embracing the freedom that terrifies him.
Every Hero Has Demons
Series: Demonslayer, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 31,700. Language: American English. Published: December 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Under the guise of Demonslayer, Joshua Thompson wields a psychic ability that helps others get over the most painful parts of their pasts. After years of people's guilt, bad attitudes, and abuse, he’s close to giving up. Meeting another gifted person helps him keep going. He doesn't want to let her down, but it doesn't stop the violence he despises. He can serve his city or lose everything.

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  • Darkened on Feb. 06, 2013

    The description doesn't do this collection justice. It takes on so many different voices and topics that it works very well as variations on a theme. It touches on life, reality, death, cruelty, and love. It was extremely refreshing to see goth culture represented by someone who understands it. "Katie" is easily the most powerful and memorable piece, not just for its delicate subject matter but the incredibly eloquent way the author wrote it. I was impressed by the word play and scope of the poems. I look forward to reading more.
  • The Scrubs Thief on Dec. 17, 2013

    This short story surprised me with its true representation of everyday life and a heart-warming ending. It has humor as well as the day-to-day ups and downs of work and family life. My husband works in a hospital, and I could easily imagine someone in his department being... the scrubs thief!