Candace Dempsey is the award-winning Italian-American author of the MURDER IN ITALY: The Shocking Slaying of a British Student, the Accused American Girl, and an International Scandal. (Penguin: Berkley Books, 2010). It's about the brutal slaying of British student Merdith Kercher in Italy and her Amanda Knox, her accused American roommate. Candace's editor is Shannon Jamieson Vazquez. She is represented by the Andrew Stuart Agency in New York.
Candace has reported on the Kercher/Knox case for CNN Headline News, KOMO TV and Italian television. MURDER IN ITALY grew out of her true crime blog, which has attracted worldwide attention. It's hosted by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and has been featured on Newsweek.com, CNN Anderson Cooper 360 and
She's covered travel, women's issues, business and other topics for numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Phoenix, Puget Sound Business Journal, Art & Antiques, Passionfruit and Adventure Journal.
She belongs to the Author's Guild, the Society of Professional Journalists, Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Writergrrls, Women in Digital, JAWS, and Microsoft Alumni.
The middle child in a multicolore Italian-American family, Candace has three brothers and three sisters. She lives in Seattle with her husband and son. She likes to ski, kayak, mountain climb and hike. She is obsessed with all things Italian and often visits her Italian cousins in Calabria, Rome, and Bologna.
The best way to reach Candace is by email.