Candace Hennekens

Biography

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.

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Books

I Wish I Lived There Again
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,980. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Essay » Literature
This is a collection of personal essays about a Midwestern childhood in the mid-twentieth century. They detail the pastimes of children and adults back when life was simpler. The author is one of four daughters and writes about putting on a circus with her sisters, the birth of her baby sister, her father's near fatal car accident, homemade bread, movies, bigamists, pickle vats, and even hair.
There's A Rainbow in my Glass of Lemonade
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Series: Healing from Abuse, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
A book of affirmations and inspirational messages by the author of Healing Your Life: Recovery from Domestic Abuse. Initially this book was written for survivors of domestic abuse and was designed to enhance Healing Your Life. But this book can help anyone develop new ways of thinking about problems and challenges and internalize that important inner voice that nurtures rather than criticizes.
Cream From Butterflies
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,240. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is a personal story that reveals life in the mid-twentieth century that is mainly peaceful, mostly prosperous, when Americans dreamed big and dreams came true. And on a smaller scale, the story of how a writer can be formed: by commitment to a diary. The writer's five year diary written between 1959 and 1963 is included between essays about growing up in a small Wisconsin town.
Healing Your Life: Recovery from Domestic Abuse
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Series: Healing from Abuse, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,120. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations
Since published in 1991, this book has helped thousands of abused women move from victim to survivor. Topics covered: what is abuse, the author's story, shame enables abuse, using feelings as guides, how to affirm yourself, how to plan a career, how to set goals, and how to build healthy relationships.
Women of the Farm: Five Short Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,180. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
On the surface, farm woman who have worked alongside their men, cropping, milking, farming seem worlds apart from their city sisters. But these stories reveal all women who are on the cusp of a change are sisters underneath. A widow, an unhappy wife, a woman contemplating romance, a woman who has seized the day, these are the characters in these short stories about women of the farm.
Sweet Land of Mine
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Series: Sweet, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,150. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Ruth's story from "Sweet Farm of Mine" continues. As her father Arlan's distraction with the lively widow and neighbor Gretta continues, Ruth finds plenty of challenge in managing their farm on her own and teaching. But Gretta is like a breath of fresh air, making Ruth aware of changes she needs to make. Moua and Sting, Hmong wanting to become farmers, become a big help to Ruth and Arlan.
Melpomene's Hand
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,870. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
No matter that there were good reasons for Peter becoming unhinged; Billie had to have a plan. No matter that the only place she could think to hide was a forgotten bunker near an abandoned house she once came upon in the woods. Billie felt as if she was playing a part in a play, a very tragic one by the Greek goddess of tragedy Melpomene. A cat and mouse game between Peter and Billie unwinds.
Warm Stanchions and Red Barns With Blue Roofs
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A chapbook of poetry celebrating rural life. If you believe rural American life is a poem, enjoy this collection of twenty-three poems, many of which have been published elsewhere. The collection winds through the seasons and tells the story of "The Last Happy Woman in America," the closing poem in the collection. Poems are free verse. Cover is an original sketch by the author.
Sweet Farm of Mine
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Series: Sweet, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,420. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Ruth returns to the American Midwest when she discovers she wants her life to mean more. The road she chooses with her father Arlan, to buy and farm Old Charlie's place, gives her plenty of challenges to test her mettle. She also discovers a way of life that is in harmony with nature, where life is lived by the seasons, where food comes from soil, and where no good thing is easy.
Healing Your Life: Recovery from Domestic Abuse with Companion Book of Affirmations, There's a Rainbow in my Glass of Lemonade
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,020. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
Since published in 1991, this book has helped thousands of abused women move from victim to survivor. Topics covered: what is abuse, the author's story, shame enables abuse, using feelings as guides, how to affirm yourself, how to plan a career, how to set goals, and how to build healthy relationships. Includes revised companion book of affirmations, There's a Rainbow in My Glass of Lemonade.

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