Although a fifth-generation Texan by birth (St. Joseph’s Hospital, Houston), Candice did most of her growing up in southern California. How such a delicate flower who wilts in the heat survived those years remains a mystery. She shook off the heat and smog and found her climatic destiny when she re-located to the Bay Area to attend graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley. For many years she lived on a hill in San Francisco where the typical summer is fog-bound and freezing, and she loved it.
But she has recently re-located again, this time to Minneapolis. She is hopeful those freezing San Francisco summers will help her adjust to the below-freezing Minnesota winters!
Candice has been a voracious reader all her life. For many years she had been a devotee of Jane Austen, Fanny Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Susan Ferrier, and other women writers of the Regency period. When she discovered Georgette Heyer and the Regency Romance genre (not so very long ago — it is not clear how she remained ignorant of the Great Georgette for most of her life) she was instantly hooked. After a few years of reading Regency Romances by the bagful, she decided to try her hand at writing one.
Her first book, A Proper Companion, was published in January 1995. She went on to publish five more traditional short Regency Romances, and now writes longer Regency-set historical romances.