Novelist & Artist

Dr. Candace Carter always liked to write, but as a student, she was more focused on art and drawing. In fact, she did a cover design for the ISU Veterinarian when she was a veterinary student. It wasn’t until 2001, when she began working for the U.S. Department of the Interior, that she got serious about writing. “When I joined a writers critique group, that’s when I really began to learn the craft of writing,” said Carter. Recently Carter was honored with the Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Award from the South Carolina Writers Association in Novel First Chapter. Carter began writing the novel, Muddy Waters, ten years ago. Carter is on medical retirement from the National Park Service.