Candice Fox, Presenter

Candice Fox is an award-winning author of Crimson Lake, an edgy suspense novel published in January 2017. She is also is the bestselling crime and thriller writer behind Never Never, “a brutal, action-packed and really hard-edged novel about a crime set in a FIFO mine in the outback,” which hit number 1 in the New York Times bestseller list. It was written with iconic crime and thriller author James Patterson, and was released in 2016.

Candice also wrote Hades, a novel which won the prestigious Ned Kelly Award in 2014. Its sequel, Eden, was published in January 2015 and also won the Ned Kelly Award in 2015. Book three in the series, Fall, was released in late 2015. Hades and Eden are international bestsellers – already translated into four languages.

She has two undergraduate and two postgraduate degrees. Her Honours degree is in Creative Writing, and she holds a Masters in Writing, Editing and Publishing.

Candice is passionate about the genre of crime writing. Growing up in a large, eccentric family from Sydney’s western suburbs, she is the daughter of a parole officer at one of Sydney’s biggest prisons and an enthusiastic foster-carer. She spent her childhood listening around corners to tales of violence, madness and evil as her father relayed his work stories to her mother and older brothers.

As a cynical and trouble-making teenager, her crime and gothic fiction writing was an escape from the calamity of her home life. She was constantly in trouble for reading Anne Rice in church and scaring her friends with tales from Australia’s wealth of true crime writers.

She started raiding her mother’s true crime collection as a young girl and quickly became addicted to the dark side. 

Bankstown born and bred, she failed to conform to military life in a brief stint as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy at age eighteen. At 20, she turned her hand to academia, and now teaches creative writing.

Candice's books include:

Testimonials about this presenter

“I embarked on the Anatomy of a Crime: How to Write About Murder a few weeks back. The course material applies equally well to true crime and creative writers. You could also do it purely for interest as the content is fascinating. I wasn’t sure what to expect but this course exceeds and excites. It’s extraordinary value for money. There are 8 modules, all with research and writing activities.”

- Anne Hayes

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Anatomy of a Crime: How to Write About Murder
Discover a whole new underworld of creativity. Uncover the gory details, the story details and the truth about bringing death to life.