Candice is an Australian author. Candice’s adult novel ‘Unloched’ that received a commendation for an unpublished manuscript in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2007 is published with Odyssey Books. Her latest book for children ‘Hubert and the Magic Glasses’ is published with New Frontier Publishing’s Little Rockets series. Her first book for children ‘Stinky Ferret & the JJs’ was published in May 2008. It was chosen as a best new release by Australian Standing Orders (ASO) and as a result was reprinted in the first month of publication. It has been selected as a title in the Premier’s Reading Challenge two years running, and has been chosen as a Lexile book . Her quirky style, fast-paced narrative and originality appeals to reluctant boy readers in particular.
Candice has had articles published for Web Child and Melbourne’s Child (syndicated nationally). The June 2009 edition she featured in was awarded a Silver Medal in the PPA Awards for articles on diversity, difference & diagnosis. She has also had articles/interviews published with Parenting Express, She’s Self-Employed, My Child Magazine and Sunny Days Magazine, here and here.
She has a Bachelor of Communication / Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing & Editing) gained through Monash University and Chisholm Institute, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Following several years working in the media, Candice now devotes her time to her writing. She also runs an editing and manuscript development service and is a Literacy Champion for the Literacy Villages program.