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Ever since childhood, I have wanted to be a writer. I devoured books, inhaled them. Anything that I could get my hands on, the bigger, the better.  I loved the library, the smell of old books, musty leather and parchment, the smell of history and knowledge, fantasy and horror, romance and suspense. I read it all.

By the time I was 12 years old, I was writing short stories and poems full of teen angst and heartbreak. I had fallen hard for Stephen King and read everything I could get my hands on by this amazingly creepy author. I had found my idol and my genre.

I entered a few poetry contests in my teen years, won a few editor's choice awards, but I knew my path wasn't in poetry. That was my stress relief, my emotional outpouring for feelings that I could not verbally express. And honestly, poetry is not as widely read in this day and age, not like it once was. 

But horror now had me in its grasp. That was my future and every short story after became darker and more uncomfortable. I enjoyed the build up and the anticipation of the "horror". I loved feeling the fear deep in my gut when I read horror novels. The suspense of it all. 

As life often does, it got in the way of my plans and enter children, full time jobs and the full time business of living. Writing was put on hold while I went on with life, motherhood and career. I made several attempts to begin writing again, but everywhere I looked, I only saw closed doors. I sighed heavily and put my dreams aside. 

Then in 2019, I found myself writing again, to help a friend with a contest entry. A story we were to co-write, but as time revealed, she never intended to write it with me at all. She was set on getting me to write again.  Four months later, Breach was born. 

This is why we are here now, this is why I exist, doors are opening and the stories locked in my mind are begging to be let out. I am daring to dream again, dear friends, and it's exciting and uncomfortable and it keeps me awake in the dark. 

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I am Candace Nola, and I am a multi-award-winning author, editor, publisher, and reviewer. I write poetry, horror, dark fantasy, and extreme horror content. My books include Breach, Beyond the Breach, Hank Flynn, Bishop, Earth vs The Lava Spiders and The Unicorn Killer. I have short stories in The Baker’s Dozen anthology, Secondhand Creeps, American Cannibal, Just A Girl, The Horror Collection: Lost Edition, and many more. 

Beyond the Breach, won the “Novel of the Year” and my Debut Novel, Breach, was nominated for “Debut Novel of the Year”, for the 2021 Horror Authors Guild awards. I am also the publisher and editor of the 2022 Splatterpunk Award Winning Anthology “Uncomfortably Dark Presents: The Baker’s Dozen.”

I am the creator of Uncomfortably Dark Horror, a small indie press and review platform, which focuses primarily on promoting indie horror authors with weekly book reviews, interviews, and special features. Uncomfortably Dark Horror stands behind its mission to “bring you the best in horror, one uncomfortably dark page at a time.” 

​I also own and operate 360 Editing, which is an editing service geared toward new and indie authors to provide quality editing at affordable rates. 

Find me on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook and the website, Sign up for the Uncomfortably Dark Patreon for exclusive content, free stories, and more from myself and all of the Uncomfortably Dark authors. 

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