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About Me

important site site The short story: I was the kid behind the book. Always reading. Avoiding chores (much to my mother’s chagrin), avoiding sports (much to my sister’s disappointment), avoiding leaving the bathroom (much to my brother’s frustration), and avoiding social activities (much to my bff’s distress).

Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, Louis L’Amour, Mary Higgins Clark, John Grisham, Victoria Holt, Phillis Whitney, Tom Clancy, Madelein L’Engle, The Bronte Sisters, Michael Crichton, Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks, C.S. Lewis… and countless others filled my free time. There was not YA category, so I read whatever was in the house or anywhere else I could find books.

And now I write YA contemporary (and still avoid all the aforementioned activities). The longer story:

I am a mom, wife, writer and lover of all things superhero. The first story I remember writing was entitled, “How the Giraffe Got its Long Neck.”  The plot: a spotted horse gets its head stuck in the hole of a tree trunk.  And now you know why I didn’t pursue any scientific endeavors.

In college, I thought about becoming the first non-superhero to save the world.  I got my BA in International Development and even lived and worked in a developing foreign country.  While there, I discovered  I liked toilets and refrigerated food far more than I’d previously realized.  I also really liked this guy… twenty years later, I still do.  And as a veteran, he really loves the good old US of A.

After a little rearranging of my life goals, I set out to reform the villains of the world as a teacher for the California Department of Corrections.  I found joy in helping those “villains” realize they were really potential superheroes on the wrong path. Then my own little superheroes came along through the marvelous journey of adoption.  And all I wanted to do was help them learn to be heroes in their own lives.   Best decision ever.  Fourteen years later, they save my world everyday.

filipina women under 98 pound seeking men The ludicrous story:

Candice Kennington is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for BBC Drama and Hallmark movie watching. She is also a card carrying member of the Association For People Who Have Simultaneously Watched and Read Pride and Prejudice (AFPWHSWRPP). She enjoys vigorously never exercising and hanging out with her remote.