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Candice is an Australian author, editor and workshop facilitator. She’s published 10 books for children and one for adults, Unloched, which won a commendation in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for an unpublished manuscript. Her quirky style, fast-paced narratives and originality appeal to young readers in particular. Her second chapter book series for children will be published in 2019.
Candice has a Bachelor of Communication / Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing and Editing) and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. She was a Media Manager for several years before deciding to devote her time to creative writing.
When not writing, she can usually be found on a beach somewhere, with a book in hand.
WHAT CYA CONFERENCE DID FOR ME
I first attended CYA Conference several years ago, when I moved to Queensland. It was an invaluable learning experience about writing and publishing in kidlit, and I immediately felt part of the local writing community.
I later found the courage to submit a story, Eco Rangers: Pelican in Peril to the CYA published author competition. I was surprised and thrilled it was highly commended. More importantly, I gained that all-important feedback I needed, and after some reworking, it was accepted by my publisher, New Frontier Publishing. The book will be published in 2019 as the first in the Eco Rangers series.