A former US Navy Lt., Candace Irving is the daughter of a librarian and a retired US Navy chief. Candace grew up in the Philippines, Germany, and all over the United States. Her senior year of high school, she enlisted in the US Army.

Following basic training, she transferred to the Navy’s ROTC program at the University of Texas-Austin. While at UT, she spent a summer in Washington, DC, as a Congressional Intern. She also worked security for the UT Police.

BA in Political Science in hand, Candace was commissioned as an ensign in the US Navy and sent to Surface Warfare Officer’s School to learn to drive warships. From there, she followed her father to sea.

Candace is married to her favorite soldier, a former US Army Combat Engineer/Sapper. They live in the American Midwest, where the Army/Navy football game is avidly watched and argued over every year.

Go Navy! Beat Army!
Candace is the author of the bestselling Deception Point military thriller series & the Hidden Valor military veteran/K9 mysteries. She also writes military romantic suspense as Candace Irvin.
Candace has signed a TV/movie rights agreement with an amazing Hollywood producer for her Hidden Valor military veteran/K9 series. 🎉 All additional rights inquiries, please contact Maggie Marr at

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