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Author Candi Sary graduated from the University of California, Irvine. She has been in the finals of several writing competitions including the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and the William Faulkner William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Her novel Black Crow White Lie won Reader Views Literary Award, a CIBA, and was First Runner-Up in the Eric Hoffer Book Award. It was made into a short film by Chase Michael Wilson. Her new novel Magdalena (Regal House Publishing, 2023) also won a CIBA. A mother of two adult children, Sary lives in Southern California with her husband, a dog, a cat and several ducks. She can often be found surfing and paddling boarding in the waters of Newport Beach. She is a board member of Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries, and a proud steward of a Little Free Library. ​


Praise For Candi Sary's First Novel 

"This is a praiseworthy, poignant work."

-Publishers Weekly 

"Few novelists can arrestingly channel the voice of a neglected fourteen-year-old boy, half street urchin, half spiritual shaman, and emerge with an engaging first-person narrative that doesn't drip with sentimentality or patronize teen culture. Candi Sary can..."


-Foreword Reviews Magazine

"Sary succeeds in portraying teen angst without melodrama, in depicting compassion without sentimentality, and in creating a world of characters on the margins of society whose depth and complexity outshine anyHollywood hero." 


-Chanticleer Book Reviews

"...a thoughtful and powerful book that's engaging, entertaining and smart."


-LA Books Examiner


Now a short film

by Chase Michael Wilson

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