Candy Dahl is a former teacher/librarian. She received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She loves discovering little known historical events and using them to launch her books. Her novel Emma and the Civil Warrior was one of three finalists for the Children’s Book of the Year of the Southeastern Booksellers Association and for the Juvenile Fiction Book of the Independent Publishers Association. Candy lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, David, and their Aussie-doodle, Rocky.