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A Life in Words

Casandra Chesser has always been passionate about writing and storytelling. She is a curious author who loves exploring different themes and motifs. As part of her writing process, Cassy loves immersing herself in her projects—diving headfirst into the research, production, and fine-tuning of the stories she feels are the most worthy of telling.



December 13, 2021 - COVER COMING SOON

It’s 1896, and like any affluent young woman of high Boston society, Gemma Roberts is waltzing through extravagant dinner parties, expected to find a courtship that suits her adoring father, Edward’s, expectations. That all changes when she meets William Bennett, a perplexing yet charming sugar tycoon from Georgia who her father denounces.

When Edward unexpectedly dies under mysterious circumstances, Gemma impulsively marries William and runs from her life of prestige to his family’s remote island estate, where she quickly learns William’s business is floundering, and his island mansion lies in ruinous disrepair.

Taxing effects of isolation lurk over her. With only her caretaker, Lizzie, to trust, Gemma can’t help but question her sanity when she hears scratching from within the mansion walls, and ghostly whispers call her name. Haunting visions only Gemma can see escalate to a ghastly reality of unexplained deaths among mansion residents. 

Is Stonehill Estate founded on a cursed island or built on a burial ground of dreadful family secrets? Is there a difference? 

One question alone keeps readers’ hearts racing and hands impatiently page-turning: How far will Gemma go to survive? 

Casandra Chesser Rising Water

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves"

Henry David Thoreau