Candace Sams (aka C.S. Chatterly) graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Agriculture, worked as a police officer with the State of Texas, did a brief stint with the Texas Department of Public Safety Undercover Narcotics Task force, and was also with the San Diego Police Department. She taught for the San Diego County Sheriff's Department andworked in law enforcement in Alabama. She currently trains as the senior woman on the US Kung Fu Team (working on her fourth black belt), and has been awarded the Medal of Putien from China and the Statue of Tao for her work in martial arts. She is the holder of several international martial arts titles. In 2000, she was one of a fifteen-member team, authorized by act of Senate, to represent this country as a martial art's ambassador to mainland China. Experience in law enforcement and martial arts (Shaolin Kung Fu) is frequently used in her career
as an author. She is known for writing fight scenes into her fictional works.
After publishing almost fifty titles in the fantasy, science fiction, paranormal and action-adventure genres, she's received more than thirty awards from various organizations, including being a five-time National Readers' Choice Award winner/nominee. Her Tales of The Order™ series, as well as several other works, are now being vetted for movie options.
Hailing from Texas, Candace loves the country life. She and her husband of over twenty-five years, live in a rural area of the US. A plethora of dogs and cats have adopted them. She loves to hear from readers and can be contacted through her website at www.candacesams.com.
Candace also writes erotica as C.S. Chatterly and can be contacted from www.cschatterly.com.