A self-confessed bookworm, Candice Lemon-Scott is a Gold Coast-based author, editor, freelance writer and workshop facilitator. Candice enjoys writing stories about turbo space cars, hurtling asteroids and evil villains. Her quirky style, fast-paced narratives and originality appeal to reluctant boy readers in particular and are written for kids aged 7-10.
Most recently, she released a six-book science-fiction, action/adventure series Jake in Space with New Frontier Publishing. Prior to that she published two other titles with New Frontier Publishing, Silver the Silly Sorcerer and Hubert and the Magic Glasses. Other titles include: Stinky Ferret & the JJs with Penguin Books; The Day the Energies Saved the World with Pearson Education and Unloched with Odyssey Books.
Candice has a Bachelor of Communication / Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing & Editing) through Monash University and Chisholm Institute. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.
She has also had several articles published and her background is as a Media Manager. She is passionate about literacy and is a Literacy Champion and a Books in Homes role model. When not writing, Candice can be found on a beach somewhere, with a book in hand.
For more on her books, and to view teacher's notes and activities see the links on the right of this page.
Awards & Recognition
Herald Sun: 12 Books Children Will Love in Christmas
Winning title: EPAA (Education Publishing Australia Awards)
Best new release: Australian Standing Orders (ASO), Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) & Lamont Books
Chosen title: Premier's Reading Challenge and Lexile reading program
Winning article: Silver Medal in the PPA Awards
Commendation: Victorian Premier's Literary Awards
Highly Commended: CYA Conference published author award
Candice runs creative writing classes through Tafe Colleges and community centres, as well as workshops and an editing and manuscript development service. She frequently presents at writers' festivals, libraries, schools and community events. Candice offers primary school students a relaxed, fun and interactive style of presentation where children are able to explore their creativity and expand on their writing skills through active participation.
Candice talks from personal experience about the writing and publishing process, shares readings from her work and encourages students to ask their own questions and discuss book and story ideas.
Her workshops tie in with the National Curriculum and cover topics such as: character development; story structure; descriptive writing and translating ideas into stories. These workshops offer students the opportunity to contribute through group brainstorming. Kids are then able to expand on the ideas explored through their own personal application of concepts learned and discussed. Her use of physical tactile materials helps in this process.
Candice was a pleasure to work with. She had the children engaged with their writing and they all had a wonderful time working with her. Candice was well-prepared and interacted in a beautiful way with both the teachers and students. We would certainly be happy to book her again in future years.
Warrigal Road State School - July, 2017Warrigal Road State School - July, 2017Candice Lemon-Scott
Candice's presentation for our middle school children was very well received and the group selected for the writing workshop were excited and productive.
Pacific Lutheran College - August, 2017Pacific Lutheran College - August, 2017Candice Lemon-Scott