A native of Los Angeles, Candace L. Talmadge moved to England at age 14,
where she spent her high school years in an all-girls grammar school. She
learned Shakespeare and other English literature from those who know it
best. She also twice cruised the Mediterranean, visiting ancient historic
sites in Algeria, Greece, Italy, Libya, Portugal, Spain, and Tunisia.
Candace returned to the U.S. to attend Bryn Mawr College, graduating in
three years with an honors bachelor's degree in history. She became a
professional writer in 1976, joining The Suffolk County News as
associate editor. She was a staff or freelance writer for numerous media
that included The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune,
Forbes, Reuters America, Business Week, the Dallas Times
Herald, and Adweek. She has written thousands of business news
articles, county government stories, and features. Now she writes political
columns for The North Star National.
More than two decades ago, Candace encountered an alternative healing
method called Sunan therapy that enabled her to resolve many of her
emotional and spiritual wounds. This therapy also helped her become familiar
with the intimate link between spirituality, energy, and healing. It
introduced her to some of her past lives and those of family and friends.
In 1999, she co-authored Hope is in the Garden--Healing Resolution
Through Unconditional Love, nonfiction about emotional and spiritual
healing based on the Sunan method of working in the energy of human
consciousness. Candace provides an expanded definition of energy that
demonstrates the connection between matter, spirit, heart, and mind. She
also argues that healing the individual and healing the world are
interrelated in ways that perhaps many people don't perceive or expect.
The link between individual/personal and collective/global healing is one
of the themes underlying the author's fiction, Green Stone of Healing®
series. The multigenerational novels, written under the byline C.L. Talmadge,
are based on two of Candace's past lives and the past lives of loved ones
In 2005, she initially published the first editions of the series' first
book, The Vision, through a now defunct small press. A new edition of
The Vision, plus Fallout, the second book, The Scorpions
Strike, the third book, and now Outcast, the fourth book, are
available in paperback and as ebooks through HealingStone Books.
More about her unique genre fiction is available at the Green Stone of
Healing® series website