About

Candice Lemon-Scott_Eco Ranger_koala

Candice is an Australian author, editor and presenter. She has published 13 books for children, and written one for adults.

Candice loves wildlife and animals and has always been surrounded by a range of pets throughout her life, including dogs, cats, rabbits, fish, birds (including a duck) and various lizards. She was first moved to write her latest series, Eco Rangers, after helping with a couple of koala rescues from her own backyard. She continues to be inspired by her own children, Krystalin and Aliena, who love and care for nature and wildlife.

A trained wildlife carer, Candice enjoys writing about the adventures of the young Eco Rangers, Ebony and Jay. Her quirky style, fast-paced narratives and originality appeal to young readers in particular.

It is her second book series.

The first, is Jake in Space, a six-book series of space adventure stories about turbo space cars, hurtling asteroids and evil villains, also with New Frontier Publishing. You can visit the website here. The first title, Jake in Space: Moon Attack was listed in the Herald Sun 12 Books Children Will Love this Christmas 2014.

She has two other titles published with New Frontier Publishing’s Little Rocket series for children ‘Silver the Silly Sorcerer’ and ‘Hubert and the Magic Glasses’ which was chosen as a best new release title by the ABA (Australian Booksellers Association). She also published a Pearson Education fiction title The Day the Energies Saved the World in November 2013, which was a winning title in the EPAA (Educational Publishing Australia Awards) 2014 in the category of best primary resource.

Candice’s adult novel Unloched, that received a commendation for an unpublished manuscript in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2007, is published with Odyssey Books.  Her young adult novel ‘Clearwing’ received a highly commended placing in the 2015 CYA Conference competition for published authors. The following year Eco Rangers: Pelican in Peril and Rick and the Robo-Shark were also highly commended.

Her first book for children ‘Stinky Ferret & the JJs’ was published in May 2008. It was chosen as a best new release by Australian Standing Orders (ASO) and as a result was reprinted in the first month of publication. Her children’s books have also been selected as titles in the Premier’s Reading Challenge and have been chosen as Lexile book  readers. Her quirky style, fast-paced narrative and originality appeals to reluctant boy readers in particular.

Candice has had articles published for Web Child and Melbourne’s Child (syndicated nationally). The June 2009 edition she featured in was awarded a Silver Medal in the PPA Awards for articles on diversity, difference & diagnosis. She has also had articles/interviews published with Parenting Express, She’s Self-Employed, My Child Magazine and Sunny Days Magazine, here and here.

She has a Bachelor of Communication / Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing & Editing) gained through Monash University and Chisholm Institute, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Following several years working in the media, Candice now devotes her time to her writing. She also runs an editing and manuscript development service. She currently serves as a Role Model for the Books in Homes literacy program.

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14 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hey
    sounds gr8. I’ll make sure to tell friends and family! I am an aspriering autour and am writing a story right now! Thanx. I’ll stay updated! ;P
    Ha ha ha ha.I’ll keep an eye out for more books! tee hee! Luv u
    from Kyah
    (who, as you know, is fully awesome!)

  2. Hi there to the fully awesome Kyah! Glad to hear you’re an aspiring author – keep on writing!! Will definitely keep you posted if there when the next book is going to come out …

  3. Hi!!!

    Im writing a biography about Candice Lemon Scott and we have to read 2 books which i cant wait to
    read.
    P.S(i hope i get an A)

    From Jesse 🙂

    1. Hi Jesse,
      That’s great to hear! You are most welcome to send me an email if you have any questions you’d like to ask me for the biography. You can find it on my contact page.
      Good luck!
      Candice 🙂

    1. Thanks for your question Jesse. I went to Monash University in Berwick, Victoria. It was a brand new campus when I went but it’s grown a lot since then :).

    1. Congratulations Jesse, that’s wonderful news. Thanks too for your kind comment, I feel honoured you chose to write about me. Best Wishes, Candice :).

  4. Hello Candice, I have a manuscript that needs the professional cast of an eye. it’s not a nice book.
    a part fictional biography that needs help. If you are religious please disregard this note. If you may be interested, I’d like to hear from you.
    Ruben. S.

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