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C.A. (Candy) Simonson writes fiction and nonfiction short stories, articles and books. She has over 400 publications in national magazines, newspapers, and other tabloids. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in seven anthologies. The Journey Home trilogy, "Love's Journey Home," "Love Looks Back," and "Love's Amazing Grace," are Christian family drama/adventure/romance/mystery, based on true events. She has also put together an anthology of 56 short stories written in 26 sentences from A-Z in "A Quick Read." A children's speller/story coloring book was released in April 2017 featuring artwork and stories. A devotional with over 100 inspirational stories and poems is scheduled to be released in June 2017. Copies are available in paperback and digital format on Amazon, KOBO, iTunes, and Barnes and Noble. When she is not writing, she is painting, crafting, or fishing.

The Writer’s Block Story Generator

woman-1733891_1920Writer’s block? Sometimes it’s hard to come up with a story plot let alone the characters to go in it. Searching online, there are many ingenious story generators to help kick-jump your story. I decided to make one of my own for you to try. It’s fun to see the outcome. Simply type in a number from 1-24 in the number fields below.


Now – scroll to the right to see your story starters. You have a character with a flaw. You know where they are, and what predicaments they’re in. It’s your opportunity as the author to get them out of their mess and make a happy ending — or not.

If you choose, write your story below! I’d love to see it! Click in the box to write your story. It will expand as you type.

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Audiobooks-Worth the Effort?

Today my book, “Love’s Journey Home,” was signed into a contract with a producer. It will become an audiobook this year!

Love's Journey Home Book Cover Image

This is a new venture working with ACX.com. I was able to search for producers wanting to narrate, and then choose the style, voice (complete with accents or dialect), and offer an audition with a sampling of the story. I found a fellow who has a wonderful storytelling voice and will definitely put the drama into the story.

His audition came back today and I was very impressed! I look forward to working with this producer, and we plan to have the audiobook available this spring.

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