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Candace Hennekens was born in Wisconsin, U.S.A. and always knew she wanted to be a writer. She earned her B.S. degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A., and went on to a career in employee communications, public relations, training and development and human resources management. She has continued her writing throughout her life, working with the personal essay, poetry, and fiction genres. She has authored three self-help books for women. Healing Your Life: Recovery from Domestic Abuse has been sold in every state of the United States, and internationally. Twenty-one years later the book continues to help women who have been abused heal and lead happy, satisfying lives. Her second book dealing with career planning is available in print only. Her third self-help book, There's a Rainbow in my Glass of Lemonade, is available in print or as a bonus book to Healing Your Life.
Ms. Hennekens' current writing focus is fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. Melpomene’s Hand is her first published novel. She lives on a 240 farm with her wonderful husband and their two cats. In addition to writing, Ms. Hennekens is an accomplished painter. She has two stores on the popular etsy site called swallownest.etsy.com and catknack.etsy.com. In the summer, the old hayloft on the farm has been converted to serve as an art gallery where she shows her work. Her art studio is located in the old milk house. Ms. Hennekens has been in many local and regional art shows and illustrated the 2011 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets' Calendar.