Welcome to my website. I’m Cassie, a writer of mostly science fiction and fantasy, from Taranaki, Aotearoa New Zealand.

As J.C. Hart I write fiction most influenced by the mythology and culture of the land I live on. As Nova Blake I look more to the wider world, drawing inspiration from everything from fairy tales to mythology. In all my books I love nothing more than exploring the complexities of relationships, whether they be between friends, lovers, family, or enemies.

I’m an alumna of the Te Papa Tupu programme, a Sir Julius Vogel Award winning editor, and most importantly I love coffee, chocolate, and everything zombies.

Cassie

J.C. Hart

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My blog

Aurora Oceania

I did a thing!! I feel very passionately about this thing, and have been letting those feelings fester and stew until it hit the point where I couldn’t help but take action. And now, I have.

Sekhmet's Desire is now available!

I started writing this book almost a year ago. It feels hard to believe it took me this long to get it out into the world, but the timing also seems perfect. Because that's how it rolls sometimes right? When you're living a slightly slower pace, whenever you feel like...

It’s all coming together.

For pretty much all of my writing career I've felt like I was on the back foot, always 50 steps behind where I should be, constantly getting things wrong and without a shit show in hell of getting it right. Ha! Oh gosh, I have been so cruel to myself in the past. But...

Bibliography

A full list of all my published work, including short fiction.

Press Pack

Resources for media, booksellers, librarians, and event organisers.

Get in touch

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