Published Works

Coming Soon!

Be on the lookout for my picture book debut, Sassafras and Her Teeny Tiny Tail, illustrated by Heath Gray, hitting shelves on June 8, 2021 from MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing.

And my YA debut, The Existence of Bea Pearl, releasing June 15, 2021 with Owl Hollow Press!

Interviews & Articles

February 12, 2021 Author Spotlight: The Existence of Bea Pearl author Candice Marley Conner on the Owl Hollow Press blog.

February 11, 2021 Cover Reveal: The Existence of Bea Pearl on the Pop! Goes the Reader blog.

February 7, 2021 Looking for Love: Character Dating Profiles on the Owl Hollow Press blog.

January 6, 2021 Understand Setting by Mixing It Up on the Teen Author Boot Camp blog.

October 28, 2020 Dyslexic Character’s in Children’s Literature on The Haunted Book Shop‘s blog.

July 7, 2020 The Existence of Spanish Moss: Using Setting in A Story on Sarah Foil‘s blog.

April 4, 2020 Bringing the Writing Workshop to You: Creativity Exercises for the Stuck-At-Home Writer on The Haunted Book Shop’s blog.

Anthologies & Magazines

February 16, 2021 Today is Mardi Gras! Here comes the Mardi Gras parade–a counting poem for littles on Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids.

December 13, 2020 Storytime Sunday–Violin Strings and Bird Songs, a short story on overcoming first time jitters using mnemonics and grounding in nature on Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids.

March 2020 “Kitchen Concert”, a loud and lively poem about making music in Highlights Hello.

April 2016 “Gardening”babybug-magazine-april-2016

Anthologies

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Short story- “The Levee and Bea Pearl”, a BLACKWATER inspired story with creepy library basements and river things that go bump and crunch in the night.

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Short story- “Swamp Mallow”, A Cajun-esque retelling of the recently rediscovered fairytale, “The Girl and the Pond”.

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Short story- “American Chestnut“, short story written with co-authors under pen name- “Knight’s Inn”, poem- “Divine Spark of Wine Dancing”

51wGTLoPrRLPoem- “Puddle Jumping”, Flash Fic- “Sula and the Light“, Poem- “Dandelion Kisses”

Poetry & Essays on Mothering Things

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Personal Essay- “Cracks in the Clay

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Personal Essay- “Dear Momma”

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Listicle-“Top Ten Reasons Playgroup Moms Rock”

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Poem-“My Baby Sleeps (Finally)”, Poem- “Lake Geneva”, Personal Essay- “The Fairy House”, Personal Essay- “Earless Rabbits” https://mothersalwayswrite.com/?s=candice+marley+conner