The oldest of six children, Candace Duff a/k/a LJ Taylor grew up in New York City.
As a child, she escaped her noisy siblings by voraciously reading every book in
her parents' collection and every romance novel she could check out of the
public library. Her tastes later expanded to include classics, spy novels, and
thrillers. Inspired by the stories she read, she began writing poetry and song
lyrics and even tried to write a fantasy novel at the tender age of 13. She
began writing novels as an adult during National November Writing Month in 2007
and has been chugging along ever since. When she's not writing, she practices
law in Miami, Florida.