Born in Rockledge Florida, Candie was influenced from birth by her father, the rocket scientist. Growing up on Merritt Island, her world was full of unimaginable intrigue. As a small child she roamed the halls of NASA, mesmerized by rooms of giant computers and rockets that stretched to the sky. It was the height of the space-race and her family regularly attended rocket launches--watching them blast-off for the moon. There, Candie’s love for all things science and science-fiction exploded. Star Trek and Star Wars quickly became her first and favorite fairy-tales. She began to imagine a world where all things belonged, where science and time melted into make-believe and magic.
But that magic seemed out of reach for Candie. Severely dyslexic, she struggled in school and her disability went undiagnosed for years. It wasn't until the fifth grade that Winnie the Pooh came to her rescue with books on vinyl. From that point on, Candie devoted her life to reading. And now, at long last, she’s fulfilling her dreams and writing everyday.
Candie currently resides in Pensacola, Florida with her husband, three of their seven children and one cat. Candie's just finishing her BA in English Creative Writing and getting ready to begin her Masters program in Screenwriting. She hopes to see her dreams come to life one day on the big screen.