Writer, Minister, and Playwright, Candace Balfour, better known as Candace Writes was born on August 5, 1988 in Selma, Alabama. As a child, Candace moved around frequently due to her parents being in the United States Army. She resided in Alabama, New York, and Maryland while her parents were serving. They settled in Maryland in 2000, where they remain today. Candace began writing at the early age of 12 when her English teacher recognized her writing skills and asked if she would join the writer’s club. The club initiated her passion and desire for writing. She then started writing short stories and plays for her church and others in her community.
Candace is a graduate of the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Towson, Maryland. In 2010, she received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Bowie State University.