Candace grew up in Los Angeles with a passion for writing. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from New York University, she went to work as a script consultant for actors, agents, managers and producers in the film industry.

In 2000, she received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction with an emphasis on Pedagogy. Since 2001, She has been teaching creative and academic writing to young people through various educational services and universities. As a professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Antioch University Midwest, and the Colorado Community College system, she has nurtured hundreds of young academic and creative writers.

Candace is the author of the how-to-book Shaping True Story into Screenplay and a memoir, The Rope Swing. Click here to learn more about her books. Her essays and articles have been published in magazines and literary journals, including The Rumpus, Manifest-Station, and International Screenwriters Association. Click here to learn more about her essays.

She has written numerous screenplays on commission for actors, producers, novelists and memoirists, and remains active as a writer for hire on film and book projects as well as a developmental editor, helping creative writers write, complete and revise their work.

In 2019, Candace launched her writing coach business, True Writing, LLC. True Writing is focused on helping people write, be it an elementary school student with a passion for storytelling, a high school student who needs help with their essays, or an adult who aspires to write their best memoir, novel or screenplay.

Through her workshops, coaching, and critiques, Candace gives you the opportunity to focus on your writing and help you grow as a writer. Click here to learn more about her workshops, coaching, and critiques

Candace is thrilled to announce that in 2020, she has joined the College Bound Mentor team as an Essay Specialist. For help with your college application essays, please contact her here.

Whether you have a student in elementary, middle or high school, or are an adult who wants to work on your writing, Candace can help any writer get from initial concept to finished draft and beyond.

To learn more about how she can help, send her an email or give her a call at 303-877-3941.