Candy Atkins

Goodreads Author

The United States




Member Since
April 2016

Candy Atkins is a full-time writer who lives with her husband and two kids in Orlando, Florida. She's an avid reader and lover of all things fantasy and sci-fi. Her debut novel, The Lost Knight, is volume one of the six-part Lost Knight Series.

Her life's journey has taken her from dining with the President to being on food stamps to running her own company. And since all author bios end by naming and quantifying pets…she also enjoys spending time with her boxer, Butler, and Wynona the cat.

To learn more about Candy Atkins and her books, follow @CandyAtkins on Twitter,  like her page on Facebook, contribute to her BookTube and share your booklr with her on Tumblr.

To ask Candy Atkins questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Candy Atkins That you can have a conversation with the imaginary people in your head and as long as you write it down and make people spend money to read it, no on…moreThat you can have a conversation with the imaginary people in your head and as long as you write it down and make people spend money to read it, no one will call you crazy. (less)
Candy Atkins I don’t get "writer's block" in the traditional sense. I don’t use daily word counts or pressure myself to sit at the computer. It took me six years t…moreI don’t get "writer's block" in the traditional sense. I don’t use daily word counts or pressure myself to sit at the computer. It took me six years to write The Lost Knight Series. If I wasn’t inspired I didn't write. Taking a week off wasn't unusual and I've stayed away as long as six months.
I plotted in my head, developed characters and jotted down notes, but if I didn't feel like writing I didn't write. I believe that many times forced writing seems…forced.
Average rating: 4.32 · 151 ratings · 73 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lost Knight (Lost Knigh...

4.26 avg rating — 122 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Lost Girl (Lost Knight,...

4.55 avg rating — 29 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Lost Knight (2 Book Ser...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

The Lost Knight on BookBub – OMG, It’s FREE!

MAD FREEBIE ALERT: Today, The Lost Knight is a featured title at BookBub, and to celebrate, for a very limited time, you can get the book for free on Kindle (now through Wednesday).

So! Without further ado… I think you know what to do.

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on October 07, 2017 11:00
The Lost Knight The Lost Girl
(2 books)
4.32 avg rating — 151 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Candy’s Recent Updates

Candy Atkins is now friends with Rob Boley
Candy Atkins wants to read
The Truth She Knew by J.A. Owenby
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ryker by Cheryl Douglas
"I love to find new authors that I connect with their writting and Cheryl Douglas is just such an author. I really loved this story because it was about a couple that has been married awhile and the passion has fallen by the wayside. What would Ryker " Read more of this review »
Candy Atkins is now following
The Lost Knight by Candy Atkins
"Fantastic the heroine made me laugh out loud through the entire book. The plot was a fantasy yet believable. The characters were all well developed and made you feel what they were feeling/thinking. I would definitely recommend this book to other fan" Read more of this review »
The Lost Knight by Candy Atkins
"Incredible! Which is saying something, since this one had a cliffhanger ending. At first, this reminded me a lot of Harry Potter. Then it was more like The Labyrinth. But by halfway in, it was its own creation, and an astonishingly good one. I love A" Read more of this review »
Candy Atkins answered Leah Brown's question: Candy Atkins
Never believe what people say about you whether it’s good or bad.

That may be oversimplified but what I learned filled a 6 book series. If I had to boil it down to one thing this would be it. People have their opinions when you're on top and especiall See Full Answer
Candy Atkins rated a book it was amazing
Tiger Loses His Stripes by Francois Keyser
Rate this book
Clear rating
"Tiger Loses his Stripes" is the first book in Francois Keyser's five-part "Junglies Collection".

A sweet story about a prank gone wrong. Kiki the monkey is a bit of a prankster. When he paints over Aga the Tiger's stripes he wasn't prepared for Aga t
" [image]
Category: A-new-to-you-author
Page Count: 320
...more "
More of Candy's books…
“The only control you have is the amount of work you put into something. Never lose because someone else worked harder than you.”
Candy Atkins

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Readers Sharing R...: Hope's Honest Reviews 23 7 May 01, 2018 09:57AM  
“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

“Late-blooming success can be complicated. As people age, they are more likely to judge their accomplishments on their own terms; however, late bloomers often use the benefits of broader acknowledgment and publicity to help them meet their personal and professional goals.”
J.M. Orend, Successful Late Bloomers: The Story of Late-In-Life Achievement

“Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
Erica Jong

“I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.”
A.A. Milne

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
Maurice Switzer, Mrs. Goose, Her Book

194572 Just Potterheads being Potterheads! — 43 members — last activity Sep 08, 2017 05:07PM
The title says it all, we are just Potterheads being Potterheads here! Love to have fun, talk about Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Harry Potter character ...more
6181 Goodreads Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors — 2062 members — last activity Sep 21, 2020 05:52PM
Either you write it, Read it, But you must LOVE IT! DISCUSS!
4009 Browncoats — 272 members — last activity Dec 12, 2019 07:48PM
A group for fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity.
114553 The Magical Universe of Books — 1288 members — last activity 13 hours, 15 min ago
Ever lost track of time because you got lost in a book? This group has three purposes: 1 - Help authors to promote their books 2 - Help readers to co ...more
208074 Books For Your Shelf — 48 members — last activity Aug 11, 2017 10:08AM
Dear Readers, We have discovered so many stories - funny, sad, thought-provoking, empowering, awe-inspiring - and have decided to start a book club ...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 35784 members — last activity 5 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
203293 eBookStage — 155 members — last activity May 07, 2019 02:02AM
Here at eBookStage not only do we love free e-books, we help you find them. Join our book club to gain access to free ebooks, discuss them and even in ...more
142309 Underground Knowledge — A discussion group — 14491 members — last activity 17 hours, 5 min ago
This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 113573 members — last activity 0 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
207568 Quality Author Services — 433 members — last activity Sep 25, 2020 03:34AM
A group for authors looking for quality services to help make their books the best they can possibly be. Do you offer services that could support au ...more
More of Candy’s groups…

Comments (showing 1-7)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Serena Thanks for the follow! Great to connect on GR! =D

message 6: by Candy

Candy Atkins Kurt wrote: "Thanks for the friends add, Candy :) Pleased to meet you!"

Thanks, Kurt. Pleasure to meet you too. :)

message 5: by Kurt

Kurt Chambers Thanks for the friends add, Candy :) Pleased to meet you!

message 4: by Candy

Candy Atkins Kira wrote: "Hey there Candy! Thanks for the friend request - I recognize you from Twitter and it's nice crossing paths again :)"

Thanks for accepting. I recognize you from Twitter also. I'm very curious to see the results of your eye color poll.

message 3: by Candy

Candy Atkins Jill wrote: "Thank you for your friendship here on GRs Candy."

Thanks Jill. I'm glad we're friends too ;)

message 2: by Kira

Kira Hawke Hey there Candy! Thanks for the friend request - I recognize you from Twitter and it's nice crossing paths again :)

message 1: by Jill

Jill Thank you for your friendship here on GRs Candy.

back to top