Candie Moonshower is the author of both fiction and nonfiction books for young readers. Her middle grade historical novel, The Legend of Zoey (Delacorte/Yearling) won the SCBWI Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award and was named as a Volunteer State Book Award nominee. She also has published through Enslow a biography of author Vivian Vande Velde for the school library market. Throughout her 25+ year career as a freelance writer, Candie has published nearly 200 articles and essays in regional and national markets. Candie is a long-time member of SCBWI and served as the Midsouth Conference Co-Coordinator for several years. She has also served on the faculty of both the Midsouth Conference and the SCBWI National Conference in Los Angeles, facilitating workshops on various aspects of writing for children. She has been awarded a grant to attend the Los Angeles conference, based on member nominations. In addition to school visits, Candie has extensive experience leading writing workshops, and she works as a freelance editor, critiquing works in all genres. Candie holds a B.A. with Honors in English, a B.A. with Honors in Philosophy, and an M.A. with Honors in English Literature from Middle Tennessee State University. She is married and has three grown children, a delightful daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren. She lives in Murfreesboro, TN, and she teaches English Composition and Literature at MTSU. Visit her on Facebook.
Soon I'll be back to blogging regularly as well as posting excerpts from upcoming novels.