- Prior Years
C.A. (Candy) Simonson has always had a love for words. She started writing stories as a child and even won a contest for writing in the third grade. Her first published piece was at age 17.
She is an award winning author, editor, and writer of fiction and nonfiction short stories, articles, and books. She has over 200 publications nationally in anthologies, newspapers, magazines, and other tabloids. She has been the editor of a monthly newsletter for five companies over the years, is a frequent contributor to many local newspapers, and had a monthly column in a national magazine.
“Love’s Journey Home” is an young adult adventure/romance based on true events. The second book in the series, “Love Looks Back,” is a mystery. She has been published in several anthologies, and Plans are in the works for more short stories and perhaps another novel or two. She lives in the Ozarks of Missouri, and besides writing, she enjoys crafting, painting, and fishing.
Love’s Journey Home will be available for sale at the festival. Its sequel, Love Looks Back, will be available for order. Release date on sequel is April 30. Both can be purchased at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble, or at Candy’s website, http://casimonson.wordpress.com
Available in Kindle format or print copy.
Love’s Journey Home – Young Adult Romance/Adventure
Abandoned at 10, separated from brothers and sisters, Frankie was left to find his way back home. When a farmer and his wife took him in, he thought he found a home. Finding his two younger brothers brought hope for a happy reunion, until one brother, then the other were taken from him again. Believing he was being sold to a stranger, Frankie stowed away on a train to escape his fate. Will the longings in his heart ever be fulfilled?
Love’s Journey Home tells the story of a young boy who must fight the battles of his mind and struggle between right and wrong. As Frankie reveals experiences from his troubled past, he learns about life and love as he grows from a boy to a man. He finally lands at a place where he thinks his past is behind him until he meets Anne. Anne changes everything, and digs up something deep inside Frank that has been buried way too long. Love’s Journey Home is a message of redemption and hope in the midst of despair.
Love Looks Back – Young Adult Cozy Mystery
Frank finds the courage to return to his hometown to make peace with his past and settle old scores. When he stops at the old barn where the children once took refuge, he finds chilling evidence of things gone wrong. Behind the barn is an unexpected grave with the note, “Found him. Buried him.” What really happened in that barn, and who is in the ground? Frank must unite with his siblings and follow the clues to find answers to many disturbing questions. He ends up finding much more than he expected.