Candace Ruffin loved words for as long as she can remember. A proud native of East Cleveland, Ohio, as a young girl when she wasn’t using her words to talk her friends and family’s ears off, she was busy reading her made-up stories to her massive stuffed animal collection. She reluctantly grew up and eventually followed her heart to teaching elementary school where, instead of telling stories to stuffed animals, she told stories to her students. Drawing on her personal and professional experience with children, today Candace is inspired to write stories for children of all ages to enjoy. She currently lives in Central Florida with her husband, two sons, and their adorable fur-family – Smokey, the rabbit and Chewy, the dog.
Did you know?
- Candace Ruffin has saved everything she has ever written including her first story book she wrote in the 2nd grade? You are never too young to create!
- Besides writing, teaching has been her absolute favorite job… and that time she worked with animals was pretty fun too.
- When she’s not writing she is curled up with a tub of carmel & cheese popcorn watching a good movie, reading a Sci-Fi thriller, or chatting with family and friends.
- Candace Ruffin is currently working on a middle grade fiction novel for young readers and more fun stories just for you!