Cassie Eileen Brown (1919-1986)
(From the Women's History Walking Tour Booklet)
Cassie Brown was born in Rose Blanche, but moved to St. John's with her family in the 1930s. She began writing as a teenager and later worked as a freelance writer of scripts and educational broadcasts for CBC.
From 1959 to 1966, she was a reporter for The Daily News. During this time she also published and edited the magazine Newfoundland Women (1961- 1964). Cassie retired from The Daily News to work on her book Death on the Ice (1972), a gripping account of the 1914 sealing disaster and a work that established her as an author. Her other works include: A Winter's Tale (1976) and Standing into Danger (1979).