My Dad


Here’s the thing about my dad. He’s the best dad I’ve ever met. I never remember a time when my dad wasn’t 100 percent behind whatever I wanted to do. When I hurt my back a hundred years ago in college and ended my dance career, it was my dad who suggested I study journalism. When I thought about writing a book, it was my dad who first said, it would be great. (I have to add, because she’ll read this, my mom is always right there with him.) When I called to tell them I sold my first book, dad said, “Well, of course you did.” 

My dad knows a lot of stuff. Whether it’s calculus or something is wrong with the car, he’s the go to guy for most of the family. For years he’s been editing my stuff. He’s loaned me money through the years, helped my mom put me through college, bought me my first car (and how to drive it). He taught me how to ride a motorcycle, bought me a fake ID (funny story with that), how to play poker and so many things I could never list them all here. 

But the most important thing about my dad, is that he loves me. And he makes sure I know it. Whether it’s hanging out with my kids or dogs so I can travel and make my dreams come true, or just chatting on the phone. My dad is ALWAYS there for me. 

I’m blessed. And for those you who don’t have dads or your dad has moved on, my dad will virtually adopt you. He’s that nice of a guy. And I’m being a good kid right now, because I’m not calling him during the NASCAR races. 

But I’m telling you guys, I have the best dad in the world. :) 


About Candace Havens

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her new venture is writing for the Blaze line of Harlequin. Those books include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 1800 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

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  1. Your Dad sounds cool! I love what’s on your site, fast draft, revision hell etc etc. My draft is 11 chapters and lots of notes long, though *ahem* on the back burner for the moment. But when I come up for air, think I might be sending you an email. Love your blog, please check out my newbie one :))))

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