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John DeDakis,Novelist, Manuscript Editor, Writing Coach, former Senior Copy Editor for CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

Carine McCandless has strong writing and editing chops. She’s a talented best-selling author (“The Wild Truth”), an experienced screenwriter (“Into the Wild”) [editorial contributor to Sean Penn], and a passionate public speaker. Her meticulous editorial influence on my fourth novel, … Continue reading

Karen Jones, author of The Summer of Grace, broadcast journalist, television producer and educator

Carine McCandless is an author’s dream come true. Her astute copyediting of my 3rd novel was exceptionally solid and her well placed content suggestions helped with the manuscript’s clarity and impact. She not only caught mistakes that even my publisher … Continue reading

Samantha Dickinson, Coraggio Consulting, CA

No matter what stage of writing a book you’re in, Carine can help. I had the privilege of working with her on developing the Friends of Bus 142 nonprofit and website, for which she wrote much of the content. Throughout … Continue reading

Annette McGivney, author of Pure Land; award-winning journalist and frequent contributor to The Guardian and Outside magazine

When my book manuscript landed in Carine’s lap in 2017, it was about to go to press and she had graciously agreed to write a blub for the cover. What unfolded from there was not only an amazingly worded endorsement … Continue reading

Azure Hall, Author of Reflections: A Mythology in Poetry & Prose

I first met Carine McCandless in 2019 when she was presenting alongside Annette McGivney at a writing workshop in Cheyenne, Wyoming. A recent arrival to the state and a fan of her work, I jumped at the chance to connect … Continue reading

Jenna Land Free , Editor of Carine’s best selling memoir The Wild Truth.

I always expect to learn something from the authors I work with. What I didn’t expect was how much working with Carine would teach me about writing and editing. My role during our collaboration was similar to me being a … Continue reading

Frances Fok,  Landstown H.S. Governor’s STEM & Tech Academy, VA

Each year, students at Landstown study Into the Wild, the inspiring story of Christopher McCandless. This year, we were privileged to have Chris’s sister, Carine, visit with us to share her insights on the book and her brother. My students … Continue reading

Kristen Watts, Ridley H.S., PA

As an English teacher, I feel one of the most important pieces of wisdom in life comes from understanding humanity itself. I emphasize this with my students year after year, and I especially love teaching Into the Wild because it … Continue reading

Erika Blauch Rusley, Cape Elizabeth H.S., ME

When I learned that Carine was available to virtually meet with my students, I was thrilled. I read Into the Wild shortly after it was published and enjoy sharing the story with students as part of my English curriculum. I … Continue reading

Catherine Metcalf, English Honors, Gloucester H.S., VA

It’s not often that students can actually speak with an author, character, or contributor associated with a book. So, being able to have Carine McCandless come and visit with my students was an amazing experience. Her instant rapport with the … Continue reading