Well hello there! I’m Candace McGee, the face behind every post you see here at TQL. I can mix up words on a page until I die. Then I’ll continue doing it in Heaven! OK – slightly dramatic, but that’s how passionate I am about writing. After a series of layoffs I decided to send my fears packing and rededicated myself to my true love – literature.
When a story is told, some people just hear it. I, on the other hand internalize it. Each aspect temporarily becomes a part of me. This is why I do what I do – because it’s who I am. I believe that words have the power to change your life! And this is why I choose to share my gift with you: to entertain, provoke, encourage, inspire and to help you grow your business.
When I’m not putting the pen to the pad these are things that I enjoy…
- Pretending I can sing
- Pretending I can rap
- Ice cream
A Bit More About Candace…
Even though I’m not a celebrity I like to pretend that I am sometimes so…interview!
- Who are you?
A quirky girl since birth, I have been called “weird” all my life – as if it’s a bad thing. Growing up, instead of daydreaming about my wedding day, I played baseball outside and stumbled around the house “drunk” from Coca-Cola. Fortunately, I outgrew such things and tapped into real passions – reading and writing. These have been my best forms of self-expression for more than 20 years. From this passion, McGee Manuscript Group and The Quirk Life were birthed.
- What do you do?
Simplest explanation – I write and edit. I’ve worked for other companies and you know what I got? Layoff after layoff. I knew there was something else for me to do! 9-5 isn’t for me. So I made my own path. Outside of running this blog I’m the CEO of McGee Manuscript Group. I help individuals and companies communicate better. What an honor it is to do what I love! If you’re interested in working together or seeing my resume, email me. You can also go here for a list of my most requested services and here for more information on how I can help you.
- Why’d you start blogging?
I talked about this briefly here. Basically I needed an outlet. Writing for other magazines and publications wasn’t enough. I needed to say what I wanted to say when I wanted to say it and I wanted to touch someone’s life in the process. I felt passionate about this!
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Adult answer: running my business full time with no huge debt and the freedom to travel as much as I want.
Not so adult answer: lbs heavier from eating pints of ice cream, with a book collection that I don’t have enough space for, owning a dog that can fetch the TV remote – you know, normal stuff.
Where to go next…
It does my heart good to connect with my supporters through Twitter and Instagram. You can reach me through email and please – if you run into me in public and can get over how awkward I am, introduce yourself. I absolutely love meeting new people!