Candace has written many books including:
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Oh, No! by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School
You can learn more about Candace and her books by visiting her website.
Highlights from Candace's talk:
* She is currently working on 3 new projects!
* Writing is a "messy" business. She writes drafts of her books on loose-leaf paper. This way it doesn't feel permanent - so she doesn't have any qualms about editing, crossing out, etc. She told us she makes "discoveries, not mistakes"! She thinks of her books as works in progress.
* Candace's work involves writing many, many stories, or parts of stories. She said she knows something has a good chance of being published when she senses that it "has a heartbeat"!
* She lived for a time in Borneo. She said that nothing felt familiar to her, that it brought her back to when she was young and everything was new and different.
* While in Borneo and on a safari in India she encountered many animals including wild boars, monkeys, slow lorises, sun bears, tigers and elephants.
* Her experiences in Borneo and India inspired her to pull out an old draft of a story and rewrite it. It eventually became the story "Oh, No!"
I enjoyed meeting Candace Fleming and her husband, Eric Rohmann, and hearing about the creative process these two talent people go through in writing a book!
~ Mrs. B.