Candice Pedraza Yamnitz

Author Candice Pedraza Yamnitz lives in her native Chicagoland. She is a homeschooling mom, blogger, and teacher. She taught in an elementary dual-language classroom for seven years before having her three spirited children. She mentored teen girls for years and aims to inspire through stories.

Her debut novel, Unbetrothed, releases February 2022 with Illuminate YA. It tackles self-worth in a Latin-inspired, magical world. She infused her experiences visiting her family in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Candice is the president of the Chicago chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Her work has placed in four contests. When she’s not inventing magical worlds, she’s spending time with her family, chatting with the #bookstagram community, illustrating new characters, or reading a book.

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Represented by: Karen Neumair