It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
“Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It’s something you do for yourself. It’s saying, ‘You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.’ It’s saying, ‘You don’t get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.'”
—Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
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Hey guys I am super excited to feature this awesome author/blogger on my blog today! She is such an amazing lady with a sweet presence and beautiful soul. I was so glad I connected with Author Candace Robinson!!!
So I am going to shut my babbling mouth up and start this interview because I am so excited to feature her on my blog! Woot!
Will you please tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a writer or at least try to be. I have the tendency to fight with the little demon in my head who constantly tells me that I’m not good enough. Besides that, I live with my husband and daughter who support me through all my insanity. I also have a migraine condition and sometimes they are in the form known as hemiplegic migraines which are utterly debilitating.
Can you tell us about one or more of your novels?
I wrote Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault back in 2016 and ended up self publishing. After one of my new books, Clouded by Envy, got picked up by The Parliament House, I submitted Quinsey and the sequel to them in which they picked them up. After the new editing process, Quinsey is now how it should have been the first time. It’s full of retellings because I absolutely love them, and I chose the ones that shaped me as I grew up. Other than Quinsey, another of my books that I co-wrote titled Bacon Pie also just released. It has bacon and pie and some romance.
Are the characters in your stories that are based off yourself or anyone else?
So, I have two manuscripts I just finished that aren’t published and I put a little of myself in there. I sometimes use moments that have happened in my life and sprinkle that in as well. In Hearts Are Like Balloons, the opening chapter about my dad ending his life is the same way it happened to me, except I wasn’t a teen when it occurred. Writing that book helped me get through things a little more easily.
What has been the hardest part of becoming/being a published author?
Marketing! Also trying to get an agent. I’ve been on a mission for a while now to find one, and I’m hoping eventually one will fall in love with my words.
When did you first start writing stories or any other kind of writings?
I wrote poems a little after my senior year in high school, but I didn’t actually write anything until I wrote Quinsey in 2016 right after my dad died. I figured life is always unexpected, and you can’t sit there and keep waiting to do something about it.
What inspired you to become an author?
I don’t really have a great answer for that. I just always have little images in my head that are waiting to be pulled together into a story. It knocks, knocks, and knocks some more at my head until they are written down.
Did you take writing classes or are you self taught?
No writing classes! I’m sure someone would argue that I need to! Lol!
What is the most difficult part of writing?
Believing that what I’m writing isn’t a big mess. In all honesty, the first draft is most likely always a catastrophe, but then you can go in there and sew it all back together with new words and removing words. Eventually, it all comes together!
What are your hobbies?
Reading and taking care of my daughter. She’s a huge Harry Potter fan so I’m pretty sure that makes Harry Potter my hobby!
Are there any authors that have inspired your love for writing?
I haven’t read a lot of the classics, so it’s mainly YA for me. And that would be Tahereh Mafi and Sarah J. Maas. I just can’t put their books down!
What is your favorite book? I know this can be a difficult question for readers!
The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi and Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi
Can you share with us your favorite literary quote?
It’s not literary lol, but my favorite quote is actually by the singer Jewel back in the 90’s “I’d rather see the world from another angle”
If you could give young writers (who’s dream is to be published) a piece of advice that has anything to do with the writing process, what would that be?
Just keep at it. If you want to get published, it is probably going to take a while, but there is someone out there who will love your work. We all just have to find them.
Candace Robinson spends her days consumed by words. When she’s not writing stories, she maintains a book review blog. Her life consists of avoiding migraines, admiring Bonsai trees, and living with her husband and daughter in Texas—where it can be forty degrees one day and eighty the next.
Hello my awesome and beautiful friends!❤ I have missed you guys so much. I have been busy looking into every resource I can and have been trying my best to relax to heal from the seizures that I had throughout my turmoil but through all of these stressful times I have found a light and a great sense of hope.
What has instilled my hope is all of you! I have been through many trying times in my life and have seen things by the age of 18 that many adults never see in their lifetimes but I have never met so many caring and amazing individuals in my life until now.
I have been astonished by the donations, the thoughts, the prayers and the amount of shares that my fundraiser to help my family has received. I have never felt so love and accepted as I have when I became a part of this community and for that and all of you, I am eternally grateful.
This is hard to say but I have family in real life that has lots of money but has not bothered to help me in my times of need. I have many of “friends” that I have given them a roof over their heads, money in their hard times, fixed their cars, bought them an AC unit when they had no air in the middle of the summer, paid for medical treatment, bought their children food & clothes and the this list could go on and on. I never expected anything in return but they have seen me at this rock bottom and seen my fundraiser but have not offered a helping hand at all. I am a social butterfly and extremely giving person but because of all the times I have been used and hurt so I ended up turning into an agoraphobic.
Each and everyone of you, all of you that have supported me through this rough time have not met me in person. You all know me through this community and you are the only ones that have helped me. This has not only made me realize how much good there is in this world but also made me realize that I still had the ability to have hope. I have hope for better days. I have hope that I will get through this and I have hope because I have such miraculous friends.
Now I am ugly crying. Like really, ugly and heart filled tears. I am beyond thankful for you all anf thank you so much for showing me how much good there is in this world.❤❤❤ Thank you most of all for being my friends!❤❤❤
Fundraiser Link: https://www.gofundme.com/needing-help-for-medical-and-rent-for-kids
My email notified me it was World Book Day! Yay! I know I am a bit late but no matter our circumstances, it’s always great to celebrate the joy of BOOKS!❤📚💃💚🎉
Love all your faces and so glad to be a part of an awesome community! I hope everyone is enjoying a good read. Happy Reading and Have a great week!😊📚🎉💃
It was a small slice of heaven, and I came in every chance I got just to be around the books. Books were my solace, my escape. There was nothing like that feeling of holding a book in your hand and traveling to another place, another time… another life. I was called a nerd a lot because of it, but I didn’t care. I wear that hat with pride.
-Death By Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien~Main Character Lana Lee, when describing her favorite shop, a bookshop.