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Life is difficult. Writing your book doesn't have to be.

Stories have the power to change the world, but first they must be crafted. Writing helps us make sense of complicated lives and allows us to share hard-won wisdom with others. Whether you want to reach an audience of one or one million, I'll help you write the book that’s burning inside. Together, we'll decipher the world and make it a better place, one story at a time.

Book Coaching 

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In order to tell your story in the most creative and transcendent way, you need collaborative feedback from a professional who understands your goals. It’s difficult to write in a vacuum and equally frustrating to get vague or contradictory group feedback. Getting lost in your own head is its own brand of torture. Are you ready to overcome fear-based thoughts that could be holding you back from achieving your literary goals?

One-on-one book coaching is the most efficient way to write, revise, and publish.
As an Author Accelerator certified book coach in both fiction and nonfiction, I work with writers of memoir and prescriptive nonfiction to rein in difficult narratives with care.


I help writers with strong voices share powerful life lessons and achieve their writing and publishing goals. For more than twenty-five years, I've honed the ability to communicate clearly and authentically.

In our work together, I will coach you to: 

  • Own your story.

  • Frame your story.

  • Tell your story in a way that is authentic and empowered. 

Whether working with dedicated writers or published authors, I collaborate with clients to tell a clear and visceral story that deeply resonates with readers. Fostering powerful communication is my life's work. I love working with individuals to distill complicated life stories into a memoir, self-help book, or novel. No matter the genre, I help writers maintain their authentic voice and individual style. As a teacher, I guide my clients through proven methods and exercises to master the craft of writing. As a professional editor, I hold myself to the highest standards of accuracy and integrity. 


My philosophy is straightforward: Dig deep and get to the heart of the matter. Whether writing, editing, or coaching, I appreciate the power of words. There's nothing more rewarding than transforming a draft into an exceptional piece of writing. I’ve experienced the phenomenon of watching an idea morph into a written masterwork countless times throughout my career. 

care deeply about people’s life experiences and how they overcome adversity. I love helping writers reflect on the life lessons they've gleaned to become more three-dimensional on the page. I'm passionate about supporting writers as they pursue their literary dreams on any scale. I support writers at all stages: those with an idea, those with a draft, and those with a complete manuscript. I love coaching writers with strong voices who want to share profound, powerful life lessons. Working behind the scenes to help others communicate effectively and reach their goals, both on the page and in their lives, is my mission.  


I look forward to hearing your story and helping you share it with the world. 


Hi, I'm Candace


Professional Affiliations

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Grub Street Creative Writing Center

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 I specialize in helping writers bring stories to life. 
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Thank you. I'll be in touch soon.

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