Candace Fleming

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I have always been a storyteller. Even before I could write my name, I could tell a good tale. And I told them all the time. As a preschooler, I told my neighbors all about my three-legged cat named Spot. In kindergarten, I told my classmates about the ghost that lived in my attic. And in first grade I told my teacher, Miss Harbart, all about my family's trip to Paris, France.

I told such a good story that people always thought I was telling the truth. But I wasn't. I didn't have a three-legged cat or a ghost in my attic, and I'd certainly never been to Paris, France. I simply enjoyed telling a good story... and seeing my listener's reaction.

Sure, some people might have said I was a seven-year old fibber. But not my parents. Instead of calli
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Bulldozer Helps Out came about, in part, because the characters from Bulldozer’s Big Day stayed with me; they charmed me. I’d gotten to know them in the first book, and felt there were more adventures to be told. I really wanted to find out what would happen next in Bulldozer’s life.

Sequels, however, are always hard because they have to be better than the first book, or at least different enou...

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“We may just be specters in this world, but our stories, if they are remembered and retold, become real and solid and alive... Once you hear a story, it becomes part of you. It can't die.”
Candace Fleming, On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave

“Once you hear a story, it becomes part of you. It can't die.”
Candace Fleming, On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave

“We wanted - no, we needed - to tell our stories, and more importantly, we needed our stories to be heard.”
Candace Fleming, On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave

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