Candy J. Moon grew up in Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Stratford-upon-Avon. She began writing The Magic Rainbow Stone in 1999, after buying a fluorite dolphin figurine which gave the idea for her crystal characters. It was finally finished and published a whole fifteen years later in 2014. The next two books in the series swiftly followed. Her latest offering - Stage Door - is a lighthearted young adult chick lit series about eighteen-year-old Yazmin who works in a theatre box office and gets to party with actors!
Where did you find the idea for The Magic Rainbow Stone?
Back in 1999, my son and I bought a beautiful dolphin figure carved from flourite stone. The same evening, the idea for the crystal folk and the rainbow stone popped into my head. I knew the idea was very unique and I spent the next few months developing an exciting plot. Unfortunately, I had a very busy life, so it took me many years to reach a professional standard and actually sit down and finish it.
The Magic Rainbow Stone is the first in a series. Have you started writing the next one yet?
Yes. The next book in the Magic Stone Hunt series will be published in 2015.
Zoe and her friends Sapphire, Citrine, Amethyst and Emerald set out on another exciting adventure. They must put on their special glasses to find five magic stones in order to help return Quartz the wizard's stolen possessions to him. But will they succeed in their race against time?
Eighteen-year-old Yazmin's life is pretty crazy right now. Her new relationship with her fave star isn't quite what she expects it to be and she seems to be finding herself in one bizarre situation after another. But hey - how many girls can say they've appeared in a music video, partied in a spooky mansion and been through a succession of mad adventures all in the space of a few short weeks?
Yazmin is delighted when she lands a job in a theatre box office. On her second day at work, she jokingly challenges colleague Suki to a contest and they end up shaking hands on it. The winner will be the girl who finds herself an actor boyfriend first. Trouble is, Suki oozes confidence and Yazmin is painfully shy with men. Will she be able to overcome her shyness and win the crazy challenge?
Third book in the exciting Magic Stone Hunt series - fun gemstone collecting adventures in an enchanted fairytale world!
Zoe and her friends Sapphire, Citrine, Amethyst and Emerald set out on another big adventure. They must find magic seed stones to grow the plants needed to make a special potion in order to cure a sick school teacher. But will they succeed in their race against time?
Second book in the Magic Stone Hunt series - fun gemstone collecting adventures in a fairytale world!
Zoe has the sparkly rainbow stone again. She returns to the magical Crystal World to help her friends Sapphire, Citrine, Amethyst, Emerald and Quartz the wizard. Will the characters find all the magic keystones to unlock doors as they play games in the spooky house? What lies behind each door?
Zoe picks up a rainbow stone and finds herself in a sparkly world. She makes friends with four crystal folk - Sapphire, Citrine, Amethyst and Emerald. They set it on an exciting adventure quest to find magic stones painted with symbols. Each symbol is the clue to where the next stone can be found. Will they find them all in time to save the people of The Crystal World?