Candace Camling

Candace Camling is a full time author/illustrator living in Des Moines, Iowa. She has illustrated numerous titles for children in the religious and general marketplaces. She currently serves as the illustrator coordinator for the Iowa chapter of SCBWI. She earned a BFA in illustration and digital media from Kendall College of Art & Design, graduating as a studio excellence award winner and valedictorian.

In 2019 Candace was awarded the SCBWI Don Freeman Grant for her writing and illustration. She has also won other various awards for her art locally and nationally, starting with a young author’s contest in 1st grade. Candace loves teaching workshops, visiting schools and sharing the magic of books with anyone who will listen.

Candace works in her attic studio usually surrounded by 3 cats and 2 kids. She is proud to be represented by Keely Boeving. You can visit her online at