Candace Ganger

Candace is the cat-crazed YA author of BIRDIE & BASH (out now via SMP Griffin), SIX GOODBYES WE NEVER SAID (Fall 2019), and is featured in the YA mental health anthology, LIFE INSIDE MY MIND (out now via S&S). She's currently living in Covington, Ohio. If she’s not ghostwriting for other people’s fame or stress-baking, you can find her running through cemeteries, wishing she were an extra on This Is Us, or taming her two weird kids.

Here's When ''Station 19' Will Return, So Mark Your Calendars Now

As the air grows colder and the smell of baked goods becomes more frequent, your favorite shows become non-existent, even if only for the holidays. It hurts, I know. And if you're a dedicated Shondaland fan, you'll have more than one void to fill;…
By Candace Ganger

The 'Grey's Anatomy' Gang Will Be On Hiatus For A *Painfully* Long Time

If you're looking for something to balance out the stress of the holidays — like new episodes of your favorite shows — you may have to wait a bit. Next week marks Thanksgiving which means it's pretty much Christmas, and then New Year's Eve…
By Candace Ganger

'This Is Us' Fans Think There's Another Pearson Out There

Tuesday night's episode of This Is Us, titled "Sometimes," was the epitome of quietly acted perfection. I'm totally, completely, and unapologetically biased — but even new viewers could appreciate the road trips with Jack and Rebecca in the past…
By Candace Ganger

Bobby Bones Advanced Over Juan Pablo On 'DWTS' & The Internet Is Confused

If you missed Monday night's episode of Dancing With the Stars, it was a doozy. The semi-finals of the dance competition had a strong lineup from all dancers, but the real shocker came at the end with the double elimination of Grocery Store Joe with…
By Candace Ganger

Chrissy Metz Called The Pregnancy On 'TIU' Unconventional & Fans Have Thoughts

This Is Us is no stranger to twists and boy do I love them for it. For example, Kate and Toby (KaToby) are going through some hard stuff. After Kate's miscarriage in Season 2, the pair turned to IVF which was successful (yay!) except for Toby's…
By Candace Ganger

Here's All 10 'Friends' Thanksgiving Episodes You Need In Your Life ASAP

It's almost turkey day and you know what that means — food, family, and reruns of Friends (not in that order). Falling into this kind of rerun hole may be a new tradition all on its own and totally worth it. And while you might not know how the day…
By Candace Ganger

7 Things People Say About My Daughter's Weight That Are Actually Shaming

I've struggled with weight and low self-esteem my entire life. I was at my largest, aside from pregnancy and postpartum, when I was in middle school, so you can imagine how fun that time period was. I've always been cognizant of how people talk…
By Candace Ganger

The 'DWTS Juniors' Finale Is Sooner Than You Think

For the love of all things Dancing With the Stars, the Juniors cast has had a heck of a season. Not only are they at adult competition levels, but they're still in school. Let that set in a moment. These amazing talents aren't old enough to drive…
By Candace Ganger

Holiday Magic Is In The Air With This Hallmark Movie

Sleigh bells may not be ringing just yet, but that doesn't mean you can't curl up in a flannel onesie and watch a good holiday film. Forget early shopping and stuffy parties because Hallmark has your new holiday plans taken care of with Countdown to…
By Candace Ganger

Meet The Talented Actor Opposite Leann Rimes In 'It's Christmas, Eve'

It's November which means anyone and everyone is technically allowed to begin holiday festivities. Whether that means grabbing the Christmas tree from the attic, baking five dozen gingerbread men, or saddling up for all 36 original Hallmark…
By Candace Ganger

'Outlaw King' Is Coming To Netflix & Here's What You Need To Know

Netflix's latest epic period tale stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce — defeated nobleman in 14th century medieval Scotland who ultimately becomes an outlaw hero, fighting for Scotland's freedom. For those of you who think some of this sounds…
By Candace Ganger

What You Should Know About 'Shahs Of Sunset' Season 8

Bravo's Shahs of Sunset in all its melodramatic opulence has reigned for seven seasons now. The OG crew — GG, MJ, Mike, and Reza — sure have been through a lot in those seven seasons. Now there are weddings, babies, and the addition of newbie…
By Candace Ganger

Here's When 'This Is Us' Returns To Rip Your Heart Out

Calling all This Is Us fans: If you're still salty over the (very) necessary midterm election coverage that took control of primetime TV Tuesday night, I get it. How could anyone *not* miss the Pearsons? With Season 3 only six episodes in, it's…
By Candace Ganger

Beverly Goldberg Is The "Smother" MVP & I'm Accidentally Turning Into Her

I never set out to be the kind of mom who, despite her better intentions, ends up revolving her entire life around her children. To each her own, but I swore it wouldn't be me. I said I'd hold down my career and friend groups, my marriage would be…
By Candace Ganger

'This Is Us' Isn't On Tonight For This *Very* Important Reason

I hate to be the one to break it to you, This Is Us fans, but you'll have to wait another long week before the next "emptying of the tissues" event. I know — it feels like an eternity's passed since you last watched the beloved Pearsons pull your…
By Candace Ganger

'DWTS' Had A Double Elimination & Twitter's Not Thrilled With Results

Now hear me out: I love me some Grocery Store Joe (Amabile). Sorry, but I do. I became an insta-fan after his brief appearance on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette and have been enamored since he left Bachelor in Paradise. Now, as he tries…
By Candace Ganger

8 Pieces Of Advice I Got While Pregnant In My 20s That Actually Helped

When you're pregnant you're bound to face a seemingly never-ending onslaught of advice, most of which is usually unsolicited. As a first-time mom this can be helpful, but it can also be overwhelming, exhausting, and taxing. When I was pregnant in my…
By Candace Ganger

This Dark Horse Candidate Is The One To Beat On 'Dancing With The Stars'

In all honesty, when it comes to Dancing With the Stars, I'm a die-hard Grocery Store Joe (Amabile) fan. I'm acutely aware he has zero skill, and I don't care. But if I were to call the winner here and now — especially after Monday night's episode —…
By Candace Ganger

*This* Is Who 'RHOA' Eva Marcille Married In October

If you're a fan of the Real Housewives franchise, buckle up. Eva Marcille from Atlanta officially became a Mrs. on Sunday, Oct. 7. The ceremony will be part of RHOA's season finale. Yep — they're saving it for the very end to keep you on your toes.…
By Candace Ganger

5 Ways Motherhood Forced Me To Confront My Social Anxiety & Get The Help I Deserve

My anxiety has been a constant issue throughout my life, impacting me in ways both small and large. It has prevented me from trying new, exciting things, from getting to know awesome people, and from letting those same awesome people get to know me.…
By Candace Ganger