Candace Leigh is a full-time corporate communications specialist and part-time writer of lifestyle articles and short fiction. She has more than 12 years of experience writing and editing for corporate, commercial, and literary publications. Candace is the author of two award-winning collections, Second Grace and Secret Breakfast. Her articles make everyday topics compelling and engaging, especially those in her fields of expertise: personal finance, beauty, and freelance writing.
Saving Money and Credit Cards
Candace has worked in the banking industry for more than seven years in the corporate marketing departments of two of the top 25 credit unions in California. She's developed communications for a wide variety of financial products, including: personal and business banking, home loans, auto loans, credit cards, investments, mobile services, and financial wellness resources. She has worked with nonprofit youth financial literacy endeavors and administers a scholarship program. Candace was a semi-finalist in the 2013 CO-OP THINK Prize, which recognizes innovation in the credit union industry.
Makeup and Skincare
Prior to her corporate work, Candace wrote beauty, fashion, and style editorial for magazines and newspaper special sections, including LOOKS magazine. She's managed a beauty retail storefront and a department store cosmetics and fragrances area. Now a mother of three, effortless style is still important. She loves sharing tips for quick, easy, and affordable modern classic beauty. In addition, she's especially adept at translating vintage glamour to everyday wear.
Other Areas of Expertise
Candace takes great joy in the little things, from finding the perfect red lipstick to baking rose-scented macaroons. However, the thing she loves the most is telling stories. Candace shares new fresh fiction every week online and through her mobile app. She was the recipient of a 2013 Sustainable Arts grant, and her writing has been recognized by literary organizations and book festivals.
To learn more, please visit her website.