Capturing the fantasy and the imagination of children can be quite a challenge... unless of course the author has the talent to think like a child - think differently. Candice Cruise children's book authors do and have consequently made an indelible imprint on children's literature around the world. Candice Cruise was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. She wrote and published her first children's book, Secret Puppy Stories. Her cute toddler stories, poems, rhymes and characters are beloved by parents and kids alike.