A Short Biography
Cassie Hamer has a professional background in journalism and PR, but now much prefers the world of fiction over fact. In 2015, she completed a Masters in Creative Writing, and has since achieved success in numerous short story competitions. (Complete list below)
After the Party is her first novel. Cassie lives in Sydney with her terrific husband and three, mostly-terrific daughters, who still believe piñatas are a fun and effective method of lolly-distribution.
She is working on her second novel, but always has time to connect with other passionate readers via her website – CassieHamer.com – or through social media.
Literary Awards and Prizes
First place: Shoalhaven Literary Award 2017
Second place: Newcastle Short Story Award (2018), Margaret River Press Short Story Award (2017)
Third place: Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose (2017 & 2015)
Highly Commended: Scarlett Stiletto Short Story Award (2017), ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ Stringybark Publishing Short Story Award (2017), Albury City Short Story Award (2017), Margaret River Press Short Story Competition (2014)
Commended: FAW Northern Region Short Story Competition (2013)
Finalist/Shortlisted: EJ Brady Mallacoota Prize (2018), Peter Carey Short Story Award (2017), Alan Marshall Short Story Award (2017), Margaret River Press Short Story Competition (2015), Cowley Literary Award (2014), Joyce Parkes Women Writers Prize (2014)