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About Candace

Talk Show Host, Publisher, Author and Public Speaker, Candace E. Salima was born right smack dab in the middle of twelve children. In a family comprised of his, mine and ours, Candace can barely remember a time when reading wasn't an integral part of her life. Her love of books, reading and writing, was born of hearing her mother read nightly from the James Herriot series about a veterinarian's mishaps in the British countryside. She thrived in a family of readers, began writing original stories at the age of eleven and has never looked back.

The daughter of a father who survived the invasion of Hitler's war machine in his homeland and a mother who is an often controversial conservative columnist, Candace spent her childhood on the back of a horse or trudging through the mountains and valleys of the American west. Born in California, she lived in Nebraska, Montana, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico . . . all before she was twelve-years-old. As an adult she lived in Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, and another short stint in California before making her home in Utah.

She met her sweetheart at Brigham Young University in 1983. Ten years later she appeared on the Phil Donahue Show in defense of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which precipitated a reunion with him. In 1995, Alvin and Candace were married in the Bountiful Temple and settled in Utah Valley. Unable to have children, Alvin and Candace shower their love and attention on their nieces and nephews.

In the course of her life, Candace has been a reporter, a writer of health booklets, a screenwriter, and a teacher. Her philosophy in life is simple . . . everything can be turned into a good story. Hence her nine day rafting trip down the Colorado River, hiking the Colorado Rockies, or horseback riding in the northern Wyoming Grand Teton mountains. A love of BYU football, basketball, swimming, movies, plays, concerts and socializing with family and friends round out her life. All this, and she still prefers to be curled up on her couch with a good book, a cup of hot chocolate and a blustery Winnie-the-Pooh day brewing outside.

Candace is the author of five books: Forged in the Refiner's Fire, 13 and 0: Reflections of Champions, Out of the Shadows...Into the Light, Oregano Oil and Policosanol. She has two books being released in 2010. On His Honor: The Long Road and the long-awaited sequel to Out of the Shadows, Dreams Die Hard.

In April of 2009, Candace officially opened Valor Publishing Group and released Utah Attorney General Mark L. Shurtleff's book Am I Not a Man? The Dred Scott Story in November of the same year. Candace established a high standard of writing, printing and marketing and there was no looking back at that point. Many great authors are being published by Valor Publishing Group, but one of the greatest privileges Candace has found is publishing a never before released manuscript of the noted and much-beloved theologian and Constitutional scholar, W. Cleon Skousen: The Cleansing of America. With her dreams well within her grasp, Candace focuses on publishing, writing, saving America and standing for that which she believes.

In July of 2010, Candace was contacted by producer, David Burt, and is now the host of her own television talk show, The Candace Salima Show.

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About Candace About Candace Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, February 19, 2010 Rating: 5