Carol Cassella is a practicing physician and the national bestselling author of three novels, Gemini (2014), Healer (2010), Oxygen (2008). All were Indie Next Picks, and she has been published in multiple foreign languages. Her books have been finalists for the Washington State Book Award, and highlighted as top choices by Library Journal, BookList, Harpers Bazaar, People Magazine, Poets & Writers, Women’s Day, and USA Today, among others. She frequently appears as a speaker and teacher at literary events and conferences throughout the United States.

Carol majored in English Literature at Duke University and worked in publishing before attending medical school. She is board certified in both internal medicine and anesthesiology and wrote for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation prior to her career in fiction. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and other journals, and she frequently appears as a speaker and teacher at literary events and conferences. She is a board member of Seattle7Writers, a non-profit supporting literacy in the Pacific Northwest, and also serves on medical organizations working in Nicaragua and Bhutan. Carol lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington with her husband and two sets of twins (whom she counts as her grandest works of art!). She is currently writing her fourth novel.

Other Works




Awards and Recognition

  • Multiple Finalist for the Washington State Book Award