~About the Author~
Born in a suburb of Chicago, Candace Bowen Early moved to Pompano Beach, Florida with her family at an early age. A graduate of Pompano Beach High School, Candace worked for a number of years for a local state politician and in the produce brokerage industry.
Unlike some authors, Candace can pinpoint the exact date her writing career began. On March 17, 2008, she witnessed deaf actress Marlee Maitlin’s amazing performance on Dancing With the Stars. Inspired, Candace realized that out of the hundreds of romance novels she had read over the years, not one of them featured a deaf heroine. Selecting her favorite time-period in history, Candace formed a rough outline for a story. Using a laptop in her free time, her first attempt at writing became a full-length historical romance entitled, A KNIGHT OF SILENCE.
Fortunate to find a home for her novel, Candace’s first work is now available at most book retailers or through Seven Realms Publishing. Released in November of 2010, A Knight of Silence was voted best Romance eBook of the year by The Gatekeepers Post.
Finding inspiration in the strangest of places, Candace’s idea for her second novel came to her as she held two medieval religious medals. Literally created as she typed, her paranormal time travel romance, SPUR OF THE MOMENT, was born. Fortunate once again, Candace contracted the novel with Rhemalda Publishing. Spur of the Moment is currently available wherever books are sold or through Rhemalda.
The sequel to SPUR OF THE MOMENT entitled, WICKED EMBERS, becomes available through Rhemalda Publishing in September 2012.
A KNIGHT OF BATTLE (Knight Series - Vol. II), is scheduled to be released through Seven Realms Publishing in November 2012.
Candace's romantic suspense novel, JACK OF HEARTS, surrounds the infamous Ripper murders in Victorian England. With a new take on what happened to Jack the Ripper, Candace once again contracted with Seven Realms Publishing. Jack of Hearts will be available in 2013.
Her teenage imagination pervaded by the works of Stephen King, Candace is currently working on a story entitled, VOODOO FIRE. Set in present-day New Orleans during Mardi Gras, the story follows a group of college kids encountering more than they bargained for when they conduct a séance beside the tomb of the infamous voodoo queen, Marie Laveau.
Candace also has a pirate tale lined-up covering the daring exploits of Ireland’s Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley in, THE PIRATE'S GEM.
She resides with her family in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Member of RWA ~ Romance Writers of America
"Embrace your weirdness." C.B.E.
"I never claimed to be normal." C.B.E.
"If you can't be nice, be quiet." C.B.E.
"All things are possible if you believe." C.B.E.
"Inspiration is everywhere. All you have to do is open your eyes." C.B.E.
“Writers don’t get mad they get even in their novels.” C.B.E.
~IN HER OWN WORDS~
My name is Candace Bowen Early. Currently, I find myself in a state of amazement that I have one book published with three more scheduled for release in 2012.
Several people have asked me where my ideas come from so I thought I would briefly share the workings of my slightly quirky mind. Being a
visually oriented person, I find inspiration in the strangest of places.
The story for, A Knight of Silence, came to me as I was watching actress Marlee Matlin dance. The image of her dancing in addition to her demonstrated award winning acting despite her deafness left a profound impression on me. Building on that image and combining my love of both history and romance, A Knight of Silence, is a tribute to all people brave enough to dance to their own tunes.
The idea for Spur of the Moment, scheduled for release February 1,
2012, through Rhemalda Publishing came to me unexpectedly. A
collector of all things Medieval Europe, I purchased a pair of centuries-
old religious medals. As I held them, a story formed in my mind. Tossing
and rejecting several ideas that would believably transport my heroine to twelfth century Tintagel, a silver knight’s spur popped into my head. The
rest of the story came to me as I was writing, sometimes faster than I
The idea for, Jack of Hearts, scheduled for release through 7R in summer 2012, came to me over dinner with friends. Talking over a Jack the
Ripper movie, the idea for a romantic suspense story surrounding the
family of Jack’s last victim was just there.
I do not use outlines and am completely lost when it comes to some of
the terminology used by other authors. I simply come up with an idea
and put it on paper. The fact that people seem to like my ideas is surreal
and means a lot to me.
My often overly brutal critique team consists of my mom and sister-in-
law. If I receive their stamp of approval, I know I am onto something. Nervous by nature, I often hide behind humor. My mom believes I get
my dry wit from my dad. Somehow, I do not think she means it as a compliment. I live with my family in South Florida, but my heart is elsewhere. The best word to describe me is loyal. If I see a wrong,
chances are I will leap before looking.
There is one last thing you should know about Candace Bowen Early.
Unlike life, every story I write has a happy-ending. Now if I could only
get the Chicago Cubs to listen…