About The Author

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

Cassandra L Richardson-Welch ’s life emulsifies these words, for she is an overachiever and a dedicated servant who lives by this motto: “Together, we can make a difference.”

The youngest of thirteen children, born to Pastor Julius C. and First Lady Eula E. (Wright) Richardson in Beckley, West Virginia in the 1960s she is an exemplary model of the rich family values instilled in her, the embodiment of hard work, integrity, and sincere faith. Her father was a coalminer for forty years while serving as pastor of one of the most notable congregations in the black church community in her small town, so leadership and service was naturally handed down like a good piece of an older sibling’s clothing; her mother, an innovative domestic engineer, added something new and even more magnificent to the piece with each hand-me-down, until it eventually became something new and wonderful, a custom-tailored piece of love and advice that Cassandra applied wholeheartedly.

Cassandra has held many director seats and gained inspiration while serving as executive director of the Rosa Parks Institute for Self-Development and one of the chairing director for many NAACP events and movements. She is a Civil Rights advocate, lobbying for the National Employment of Lawyers Association (NELA) and the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), as well as other volunteer efforts. Cassandra utilizes her transitional leadership skills to write with patience and energy. Her talents work synergistically, guiding her through powerful storms, to beautiful rainbows. Through it all, she stays the course. She works hard, but that diligence comes from a place of inspiration and peace rather than fear and necessity. She works her passion, lives it every day, and brings it alive in her stories.

In the past few years, something has shifted within the author. She has learned to live a life of meaning, and like the lively, passionate Emily penned in her pages, she has discovered that the path to one’s destiny does not have to be predetermined in order to be fulfilled.


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Indy Reads Presents A Book Reading A Tree with Only One Leaf By Cassandra L. Richardson-Welch

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5.0 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed every moment of this book
By Amamzon Reviewer on May 13, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is truly a work of exceptional, thoughtful, and intriguing writing. I enjoyed every moment of this book, and couldn’t wait to read more! The Plot is full of heart warming surprises, without taking away the suspense of the steady, and well developed plot. I will indeed be adding this author to my favorite authors list. I enjoyed it very much, and can’t wait for the next book!

5.0 out of 5 stars

Love it !
By Amazon Customer on May 4, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Thanks, I enjoyed the ” A Tree With Only One Leaf ”
Looking forward to next one to come out!
Well written, made me cry, Wow

Amazon Best Sellers Ranked: Top 100 in Books #6 in Books > Large Print > Poetry & Short for 6 weeks

Advertised in the front pages of Publishers Weekly and PublishersWeekly.com and in PW‘s nine different e-newsletters.

Noted as an up and coming successful author on https://booklife.com/


A Tree with Only One Leaf: The First Page in a Tale that Spans Decades. Raw, Compelling New Series of Short Stories Explores Racial Discord in America

Based on the life and experiences of author Cassandra L Welch, ‘A Tree with Only One Leaf: Multiple Vertices Connected By One Path’ masterfully blends fact with fiction in what is the start of twelve short stories set to educate a generation by illuminating the civil rights movement in a way never done before. Follow heroine Emily Richardson as she comes of age and rapidly learns to overachieve and live her life with purpose.

Available in The Top 10 Languages of the World!

Volume II is dripping with reality and raw emotions, and it will leave you anxious to read the next word, even if you occasionally have to put the book down to shed a tear or enjoy a hearty laugh, found all within the confines of a humble Greyhound, the greatest ride of a lifetime for a little girl on a big adventure. The life of Young Emily will offer more than entertaining diversion; it will inform, inspire, and investigate. If knowledge is power and laughter is the best medicine, Volume II is a soothing treasure indeed!

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