Ian Cassidy was born in Staffordshire just as the 'swinging sixties' became the austere, strike-ridden seventies. He went to school in Walsall, where he still lives. He studied law in London but hated being a barrister so he tried teaching law at a local university. Needless to say he hated that as well and so he tried his hand at string of jobs including painting and decorating, bookmaking, restoring antique furniture and stocktaking for a beer tap manufacturer. He now teaches law privately and writes, sometimes in his own name, and when the mood takes him, as Daisy Cains.
October 2014 ‘Until You Get Caught’. Published by ‘a dog came in.’ ISBN. 9781502751942.
March 2013. ‘The Unsinkable Herr Goering.’ Published by The Cassowary Press. ISBN 0984964401.
October 2009. ‘Never Said a Word.’ included in ‘Roads Ahead’ Edited by Catherine O’Flynn. Published by Tindal Street Press. ISBN 9781906994006.
August 2010. ‘Mornings After’ published in ‘Beautiful Scruffiness’ Morbid Maiden: Issue 3.
October 2011. ‘The Day After the Sale’ appeared in the Duality 5 Anthology.
January 2013. ‘Life’s Journey.’ National Association of Writers in Education
October 2010. Science has a lot to answer for’ appeared in Art as Activism published by Silent City,
July 2010. ‘Twice in as many months’ published in ‘Emergency Verse’ published by the Recusant Magazine.
Writing as Daisy Cains Ian has been published in many LGBT publications including Hyacinth Noir Magazine, Beltane Issue and in Image Out Write. Vol 3. ‘Personal Pronouns’ ISBN 9781312461956.
Spring 2016. ‘Web of Freedom.’ To be published in Trans An Anthology of Trans People & the Internet.
If you look hard enough on Amazon you can also find a couple of novels by Daisy Cains, they may not be potential Booker winners but they are quite entertaining. Ian’s website is iancassidy.co.uk
, and he can be contacted on email@example.com.