Candice Lemon-Scott

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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for children and one for adults, Unloched, which won a commendation in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for an unpublished manuscript.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.

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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.

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Eco Rangers Pelican in Peril

When Ebony and Jay, the famous Eco Rangers, rescue a frightened-looking pelican covered in fuel, they know something terrible has happened. Why is the sea full of petrol? And where does it come from? As the Eco Rangers start investigating, they end up getting into big trouble. Join them on their mystery-solving adventures! Eco Rangers to the rescue!