Hi! My name’s Cassandra Stout. I was born in Arizona, and lived there through college where I met my first boyfriend. We eloped one day after we both graduated and moved fourteen hundred miles from home to settle in Seattle for his job. I promptly fell pregnant, had a baby, and then suffered a psychotic breakdown, which required treatment in a mental institution.

It took me four years to claw my way out of the pit that is post-partum depression and learn how to manage my newly diagnosed bipolar disorder. Now, my beautiful, healthy son is in kindergarten, and I am using the time to write, write, write–most notably on my blog, The Bipolar Parent, and my memoir, Committed.

In my “spare” time, I’m a member of the Seattle Scribblers, a five-person critique group. I am also a judge of the annual literary contest held by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, where my memoir was a finalist. My interests run the gamut from cheesy bodice rippers to feminist theory, and from neuroscience to DIY crafts.

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4 Responses to Bio

  1. Thanks for visiting our blog! Good luck with your memoir. We all need to fight the stigma together!

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