Cassie Dickson, 18, spends her days wrapped up in stories about werewolves, vampires and teens lured out on dangerous adventures. But she’s not reading the classics. She’s writing her own.
Dickson has self-published “Quenched,” the first book in a four-part series about the escapades of seven teenagers from a Southern California high school who become engulfed in the supernatural while on an unusual biology field trip. The blood of a vicious vampire is the key to their escape. Today, she’s finishing up the second volume, which will be released in early 2014.