Always a lover of books, Candy is a voracious reader and belongs to a book club or two. One session, the group decided to watch Love between the Covers, a documentary on the romance writing industry. It was thought provoking. But then life interrupted her musings and it was forgotten. A year or so later Candy was contemplating side hustles with her close friend and #1 instigator of trouble when the idea of writing popped up again.

With much prodding and wine, Candy sat down and started writing. She plotted and drafted a contemporary romance and discovered she enjoyed it.

One night she found an opportunity to enter a short story analogy contest. Thinking this would be a great writing exercise and wanting a shot at getting published, she thought, “Why not try romance erotica? I bet there will be less entries and I will have a better chance.” Obviously, this girl didn’t know what a hot industry it is.

The anthology went nowhere, but she fell in love with the genre.

Fast forward to July 2021, Passionate Ink accepted her short story. Falling Hard came out in September 2021. Her latest story will be in Passionate Inspiration, Passionate Ink’s Holiday Anthology. She is currently working on a collection of Chance Encounter short stories.

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