Whether she’s writing or painting, Candi is driven by creativity. From poetry, young adult short stories, a children’s picture book, to her debut novel How to Leash a Thief—a humorous mystery—her writing spans across several genres. She crafts her small-town murder mysteries under the pen name Cat Clayton, while under the influence of copious amounts of coffee. Candi’s “Caffeinated Chicks” are mixed media pieces on wood, using layers of acrylic paint, ephemera, and a top coat of resin. They are fun, sassy, and express Candi’s humorous & quirky nature, as well as her obsession to all things caffeine.