Candice Fox’s first novel, Hades, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Book and she now co-authors a series with James Patterson. But her success was hard-won. Candice received more than 200 rejection letters before her manuscript was accepted for publication. She believes that her persistence was an essential part of her journey. Candice’s third novel, Fall, was recently published to critical acclaim. She talks about the importance of rejection to a writer’s practice, and the rewards it can bring.

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