Well for starters, my name is Candace. I am a teenage resident of Southern California and I come here to learn from others to make my dream of becoming a writer more realistic. Quick Facts: - I am deeply involved in music. I play the marimba in my school drumline and am familiar with the clarinet and bass clarinet. - I enjoy reading. - My all-time favorite is Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, who is my favorite writer (may he rest in peace). I was unknowingly exposed to his creations at the tender age of 3 due to the movie Jurassic Park (which is my all-time favorite) and several years later, I read his piece. He's been my inspiration since I started writing.