Annis Cassells, MA
Life Coach, Speaker, Writer


"What a wonderful and descriptive snapshot of our Agency…thank you!!!"

~ Boys & Girls Club Director, Bakersfield

"That is the best cover letter I have ever read. If that doesn’t spark some interest, I am destined for the unemployment line for the rest of my life."
~ GC, Bakersfield

My interest and talent for writing became evident in my elementary school days and expanded through high school with my opportunities while working on the school newspaper.

Today, I write a blog called The DayMaker. It contains articles, observations and reflections designed to give a lift to the reader. See it at I'm also a regular contributor to the Coos Bay, Oregon, Downtown Health & Fitness Center newsletter.


I produce stand-out resumes and cover letters for clients who are seeking employment.

I am a freelance writer, ready to accept assignments for magazines or other publications. My articles have been published in hobbyist magazines, educational journals, and local publications, such as Bakersfield Magazine, Bakersfield Life Magazine, and Bakersfield’s Wellness Quarterly.

An editor with the knowledge and skills to assist writers in improving their work, I have copy-edited one client’s doctoral dissertation and others’ memoir first drafts. I also edited and produced a club newsletter for five years.

One of my stories, a memoir piece about riding and traveling by motorcycle, appears in the August 2011 Chicken Soup for the Young at Heart.

I am an active member of Writers of Kern, a branch of the California Writers Club.

Currently, I’m conducting writing classes in Journaling and Memoir through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Art for Healing at Mercy Hospital, and independently in Coos Bay, Oregon. It's extremely gratifying to watch apprehensive newcomers blossom into writers and to form a framework  that brings out the stories for  those who are eager to write.

"Annis Cassells brings out the best in her students -- always finding praise for something in our stories and giving helpful suggestions and gentle reminders of grammar rules." 

~JS, OLLI Legacy in Life Stories



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