12901449_969350043100739_5476891810107281974_o (2)Hi! Thanks for visiting. 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.

My YA Southern mystery, THE EXISTENCE OF BEA PEARL, which released in summer of 2021 with the amazing ladies at Owl Hollow Press, showcases this love of all things swampish and Spanish moss as my main character channels her inner Nancy Drew to unravel the mystery of her lost brother.

I have a twelve-year-old Mermaid Girl and a nine-year-old Dinosaur Boy. We like to spend time outside and observe nature which is where the idea of the little squirrel with the bristly-as-a-chewed-up-pinecone tail originated. My debut picture book SASSAFRAS AND HER TEENY TINY TAIL also released summer of 2021 with M-C Publishing.

My driver’s license says I’m an adult but I’m pretty sure it’s wrong. Though I’m almost positive I’m a mermaid.

You can find me on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Candice_marleyc, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CMarleyConnerAuthor, and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/candice_marleyconner/

Thanks so much for being here!