Indie author Candace Gylgayton was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, but spent her earliest years in Tokyo, Japan as part of the occupation army before relocating to the Bay Area of California where she has lived ever since.  Candace received her B.A. with departmental honours from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she wrote her thesis on the uses of iconographic images in Byzantine art.  A self-acknowledged history geek, many of her stories reflect her fascination with the never-ending story of human beings.  Along with a handful of short stories, she is the author of the fantasy duet The Pentacle War, which is comprised of Hearts in Cups (Vol. 1) and Swords and Wands (Vol. 2).