Candi Lyn Siemens

Biography

I grew up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. I cannot begin to number how many times I was asked, “Do you glow in the dark?” (The answer is only with the lights on.) A person cannot grow up in a place like that during the tail end of the Cold War and not wonder about invasions, aliens, or apocalypses (apocalypsi?). I carried it further and imagined fairies laughing among the crops of the field, unicorns frolicking on the playground, and swordsmen lurking in the dark of the dunes. This is when I started writing.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and I am currently working on a Masters in Teaching English degree. For most of my professional life, I’ve been a bookseller. Recently, I’ve become a substitute teacher. Both of these jobs provide many opportunities to people watch and a rich source of ideas for stories.

I write all shades of fantasy from traditional to urban to space fantasy. Wolves in the Mists is my most read story.

My brother once told me that I read so many books I ought to know how to write a good one. It's been my mission to prove him right ever since.

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Books

In Dreams
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,510. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this collection of five short stories, dragons attack the Pacific Northwest, a nightmare from the sea ravages a small coastal town, and a lost boy is rescued by someone who is not all that he seems. Included are "Dragonslayers Anonymous", "Empty", Wolves In The Mist", "Survive To Eat", and "Off The Path". From modern fantasy to traditional, this collection is sure to entertain.
Off The Path
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
When Petres gets lost in the woods, Maevin takes him in. What happens next is idyllic, until Petres discovers just how lost he really is. Off the Path is a short story of about 8500 words.
Wolves In The Mist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sacrifices must be made to protect a small coastal village from an annual danger. A monster from the deep rampages the town every year. This year a possible solution has been found, one that hits close to home. Will Nisbeth and her family survive the terror in the night? Bonus short story included--Dragonslayers Anonymous
Empty & Survive To Eat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Empty & Survive To Eat; two short stories in one. In Empty, Rheken fights loneliness by bringing his father back from the dead. In Survive To Eat, enslaved Aetran is forced to fight for his supper and loses himself in the rings.

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