About Candi Lyn Siemens

I grew up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. I cannot begin to number how many times I was asked, “Do you glow in the dark?” (The answer is only with the lights on.) A person cannot grow up in a place like that during the tail end of the Cold War and not wonder about invasions, aliens, or apocalypses (apocalypsi?). I carried it further and imagined fairies laughing among the crops of the field, unicorns frolicking on the playground, and swordsmen lurking in the dark of the dunes. This is when I started writing. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and I am currently working on a Masters in Teaching English degree. For most of my professional life, I’ve been a bookseller. Recently, I’ve become a substitute teacher. Both of these jobs provide many opportunities to people watch and a rich source of ideas for stories. I write all shades of fantasy from traditional to urban to space fantasy. Wolves in the Mists is my most read story. My brother once told me that I read so many books I ought to know how to write a good one. It's been my mission to prove him right ever since.