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About the Author
Born in the summer of love, 1968, Candace L. Bowser has seven novels to her credit. Her lifelong dream of becoming an author was realized in February of 2010 with the publication of her first novel, Origins Blood in the Sand. Since then she has published Origins Reign of Blood, Origins the Blood Key, Kashmir, the Mirror, Mantis Pray for Death (with the aid of a character gift from Kevin C. Davision from his novel Wrath) and a collaborative work with her father, the Wolves of Dullahan. There is much more to Candace than being an author. Her upbringing and childhood led her to where she is now.
Raised in rural Pennsylvania, I spent the formative years of my young life surrounded by the serene settings of the Appalachian Mountains. Over five hundred acres of wildlife ranging from bears to tadpoles entertained my life as a child. Ever the curious little child, I constantly brought animals home, sometimes including ones my mother wished I had left outside, so I could find out what they were. I once filled my mother’s bathtub with pollywogs, baby frogs, and turtles I had caught in the creek much to my mother’s delight.
I spent a great deal of time with my father riding on the tractor, running the brushhog, and even helping him to log White Pine. We hunted and fished together, and both of my parents taught me about all the things I needed to know about living on a farm. What to watch out for, what berries you could and couldn’t eat, things most people don’t even think about if they have never picked a wild raspberry or blackberry. I also was very lucky to have such encouraging parents who thought creativity was important. I can remember making mud-pies with my mom giving me chalk and a strainer so I could ‘color’ the tops of my mud-pies.
Perhaps the fondest memories I have about my father are playing board games, becoming his partner for Space Invaders when it first came out, and watching old horror movies on Friday nights together. I would snuggle up next to him with our parmesan cheese popcorn and my afghan awaiting the next great, scary feature of the week. This is where my love of horror began and how the collaboration for the Wolves of Dullahan came to be in print. Although it is a loosely based version of the short story he once told me, it still retains the essential characters of the storyline.
My love of reading was born at early age. I preferred to read the classics when I was in school. The works of Tolkien led me to enjoy sci-fi which in turn led me to becoming huge fan of Fred Saberhagen. I was saddened when he passed away a few years back. He would have been an author I would have felt honored to meet. Empire of the East is possibly one of the best sci-fi books ever written and is not known to many. It is a must read as far as I am concerned, as well as the works of Ray Bradbury. I often get asked what drives me to write. I must say many factors play into that scenario. Perhaps the biggest driving force is that I love to tell a story and writing is nearly becoming a lost art form. The writing styles that we were groomed to read and to compose have faded. Classical writing style is frowned upon now which I believe is travesty. The great works and the manner in which they were written flowed upon the page, nearly forming musical prose with the words forming the sentences. They were complete sentences with all the additions and grammatical placements we expected to see as we read, not single short sentences.
I embody that same classical profile when I write and am pleased it has been well received. For me the structure of the sentence and the manner in which it is written is what paints the picture for the reader, not making it so simple it loses beauty. I may be old fashioned in that respect, and if so, then so be it.
To have someone tell me my writing style reminded them of a modern version of
Dickens was more than I could ever dream to hear uttered. Currently, I reside in Kansas City with my husband Todd of twenty-five years but hope to return to my home in Pennsylvania one day. The gentle rolling hills that provided me with stimulation are calling me and will be the subject of the sequels to Wolves of Dullahan. I have four books in the works that I hope to have released before the end of 2011: Ascent of Darkness, Thirteen Pieces of Eight, Immortal War, Tears of Lilith, and Murder at the Monaco. My website is www.candacebowser.webnode.com. My printed works are available at www.offthebookshelf.com, www.lulu.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and www.amazon.com. It was a pleasure to give you a little insight. I hope the pleasure was yours as well….
Sincerely, Candace L Bowser
Candace L Bowser
When Darkness falls, where will you stand?
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Article by Kevin C Davison
“I write to entertain, and for a cause.”