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Candice Marley Conner is the kidlit haint at The Haunted Bookshop in Downtown Mobile, a Local Liaison for SCBWI, and an officer for the Mobile Writer’s Guild. Her short stories and poems are in various anthologies and magazines including Well Read, Woolgathering, Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids, Highlights Hello, Cabinet of Curiosities, Babybug, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and more. She is the author of the picture books, M IS FOR MOON PIE: ABCs IN THE BIRTHPLACE OF MARDI GRAS, CHOMPSEY CHOMPS BOOKS and SASSAFRAS AND HER TEENY TINY TAIL, as well as the YA Southern mystery, THE EXISTENCE OF BEA PEARL. She lives in Mobile, Alabama with her husband and two children (one of whom is possibly feral, and definitely a velociraptor).

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