Candace Moonshower

Master Instructor

Candace Moonshower
(615) 898-2654
Room 342, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Spring 2022

Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday by appointment only

Departments / Programs

Degree Information

  • MFA, Seton Hill University (2022)
  • MA, Middle Tennessee State University (2009)
  • BA, Middle Tennessee State University (1996)

Biography

After working as a freelance writer and children's writer for many years, Candie Moonshower entered academia and was immediately motivated to put her skills to use in another important venue. She teaches freshman and sophomore-level English courses and enjoys helping students get over their fear—and sometimes hatred—of writing.

As an undergraduate at MTSU, Moonshower received The Richard C. and Virginia Peck Award, a Paul Martin Scholarship, and was named Honors Senior of ...

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After working as a freelance writer and children's writer for many years, Candie Moonshower entered academia and was immediately motivated to put her skills to use in another important venue. She teaches freshman and sophomore-level English courses and enjoys helping students get over their fear—and sometimes hatred—of writing.

As an undergraduate at MTSU, Moonshower received The Richard C. and Virginia Peck Award, a Paul Martin Scholarship, and was named Honors Senior of the Year. In 2004, she sold her Master's thesis, a novel for young people entitled The Legend of Zoey, to Random House. The Legend of Zoey, published in 2006, won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators "Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award," and it was named a Volunteer State Book Award nominee. Moonshower has since published a biography for the school library market and continues to work on novels for children, young adults and adults. Moonshower has accumulated 200+ publication credits throughout her long freelance career, and she continues to write for regional publications.

In Spring 2019, Moonshower launched a new 2020 Themes in Literature course entitled "'Happily Ever After': A Survey of the Modern Romance Novel." 

Moonshower received her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in January 2022.

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Research / Scholarly Activity

Moonshower's particular area of scholarly interest includes the Vietnam War and its aftereffects on those who lived through it (as she did). 

Creative Activity

Moonshower continues to pursue her work in children's writing as well as writing romance for adults.