Sassy & Southern

About Casey

Casey grew up on a dirt road outside a small, Southwest Alabama town where fishing and four-wheeler riding were a way of life, but only while wearing lip gloss! Some of her favorite hometown memories include graduating high school as valedictorian, being a 5-time state champion gymnast, UCA All-star cheerleader in London, England, Girls State rep,  state drama winner and ambassador to the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) World Leadership Congress, but the best was seeing all the stars glittering over the family bass pond.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama with a BS in Business Management and Minor in Dance.  The highlight of her career at Alabama (ROLL TIDE!) was graduating in the Top 1% out of 5000 students, being a featured dancer for Louise Mandrel concerts and winning Miss University of Alabama.  She also has had the honor of being a NASCAR spokesmodel. Casey received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Mobile, also as a Summa Cum Laude graduate.

A former competitor in the Miss USA and Miss America pageant systems, Casey is now a certified Miss America judge and nationally sought after pageant coach with over twenty years experience. She has worked with hundreds of clients, but her predominant clientele competes in Miss Teen USA/Miss USA, Miss America, Mrs. America and Distinguished Young Woman (Jr. Miss). Visit her at Taking her image consulting business to the next level, Casey also represents entertainers. She has worked with Nashville recording artists, including choreographing a headliner concert.

She also works as a professional model, actress, and pageant emcee.  She has appeared in print, film and television, including the major motion picture Oculus.

In her spare time (*cough*),  Casey enjoys taking a “seriously hard” advanced jazz class, following SEC football, spending time with her two children and traveling. She works out constantly to compensate for her addiction to Barq’s Root Beer and gourmet cupcakes and loves watching  HGTV and, of course, anything on The Hallmark Channel.

A member of Romance Writers of America &  RWA Gulf Coast Chapter, she has had the honor to present “Pitch Perfect” and “Developing an Author Brand” workshops at several international literary conferences including Romantic Times Booklovers Conventions. Casey is an award-winning author of spicy mainstream contemporary romances. Under the pen name Casey Layne she writes young adult novels and the BACK ALLEY PUPSTERS children’s picture book series.

Casey is represented by Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency