Photo courtesy of Jennifer Widemire Smith Photography

Hi! I adore watery, magically things. So my characters do too. I love being near water, any kind–I grew up in between swamps and a river and now live at the bottom of Alabama, right where the antebellum lady dips her toes into the Gulf of Mexico.

I have a seven year old Mermaid Girl and a four year old Dinosaur Boy. We love to swim and build sandcastles. And bury things because, hello, pirates. Sometimes it’s hard to find the balance between playdates and growing up and finding time to write so hopefully this blog can help us out here.

My drivers license says I’m an adult but I’m pretty sure its wrong. Though I’m almost positive I’m a mermaid.

My recent writing can be found online by clicking the badges on the right, as well as in print in Babybug Magazine & Chicken Soup for the Soul. My debut picture book, Sassafras and Her Teeny Tiny Tail, is forthcoming from MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing in 2019.

You can find me on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Candice_marleyc and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CMarleyConnerAuthor

Thanks so much for being here!