About Aidan Cassie


AIDAN CASSIE grew up on Canada’s west coast. As a child she often constructed worlds for her unlucky pets from cartons, clay, and papier-mâché. Back then she didn’t play with words at all. In time she began to tell her stories in pictures. At Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Edinburgh College of Art she studied animation and earned her Media Arts degree. Aidan's first tale wasn’t a book but a hand-drawn short film, Sitting Next to Bernie (screened at festivals from Newfoundland to Brazil). As an author-illustrator she again constructs imaginary worlds, though her book characters are far more cooperative than guinea pigs and newts.

Aidan is currently spending a year in Provence and recently finished her debut picture book, Sterling, Best Fork Ever. She is working hard on her next book and not gallivanting through medieval villages while eating buttery croissants every single day, as some have suggested.

Her permanent home is on a small artist-covered island in the Salish Sea of British Columbia.


Books


SCBWIReFoReMo2016

Films