Candy Simonson, Vice-President/Newsletter Editor, has served the Guild as past Secretary (2018-2019) Vice-President (2016-2017), Treasurer (2012-2013), and Director-at-Large (2014). She has been the newsletter editor since 2012. Candy writes inspirational Christian fiction and nonfiction. Her award-winning short stories and essays have been published in seven anthologies including Chicken Soup for the Soul, with over 400 articles publishing in national print and online magazines such as Woman’s World, Better Homes and Gardens, and Upper Room.
Think of Laura Ingalls Wilder or Jan Keron for her YA inspirational Journey Home trilogy. Love’s Journey Home was published in 2013. Books two and three, Love Looks Back and Love’s Amazing Grace were both published in 2015. Other books include A Quick Read (flash fiction written in 26 sentences (2016), Thoughts for Evening Time (five-minute devotions -2017), All Beautiful Creatures (an ABC primer/coloring book-2017), Food Hacks, Hints and Helps, (food tips- 2018), RUNAWAY, a Novel (2019), and Finding Your Superpowers (a children’s activity and coloring book (2019).
Now retired from a career as a computer trainer, she lives in Strafford, Missouri, with her husband, Tim, where she can write full time and assist other authors with formatting their books for self-publication and book cover design.
Her website, “Write-Design” (at casimonson.com) contains helps and tips for writers. You might find the PLOT GENERATOR there helpful to writing your stories!