Miss Cassandra grew up on classic films and started retaining an almost encyclopedic knowledge of them during her prolonged illness as a teenager. She lives in San Francisco, California and is a frequenter of the world-famous Stanford Theatre, an Art Deco movie palace and classic film museum located in Palo Alto that treats visitors to the best of Golden Age Hollywood. Miss Cassandra has a degree in English from Seattle Pacific University, and when she's not working on her fiction and blogs, she is an English Country Dance caller, and tech-edits for knit and crochet patterns in addition to teaching the aforementioned handcrafts, and performing period reenactments with PEERS and Fezziwig's at the Dickens Fair. Her literary muses are Jane Austen, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Connie Willis (remembering that muses, in the classical sense, should be female. This doesn't, however, mean she doesn't enjoy male writers as well).
For lists of her favorite films, please consult her Top 10 Lists on this blog. Like most film buffs with a modicum of taste, she is especially fond of the films of Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, and Alfred Hitchcock. Her English background makes her especially critical of all cinematic treatments of literary works.