Candy Smith is a retired children's protective service supervisor. During her twenty-two years in the field she wrote and received more than fifteen grants. In the early 1970's, she co-authored two macrame craft booklets published by the Cunningham Arts Company. For the last five years she has been a monthly contributor to her Lutheran Church's newsletter, providing book reviews and articles, and she participates in Spirit Scribes - a writers' group at her church. Candy and her husband live in Ohio and are blessed with four children and eight grandchildren.