Josephine and the Quarantine

We caught up with one of our favorite authors in Memphis, Candace Echols to learn more about what inspired her latest book Josephine and the Quarantine!


Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a native Memphian! I have lived all over Memphis including in Frayser, Bartlett, midtown, downtown...all over. While I enjoy my hometown, I love to travel too! I have traveled to almost 40 countries and lived abroad for a couple of years earlier on. At one time, I was a teacher and I have a Masters in Education. The most adventuresome thing I have ever

done is either paragliding off the top of an Alp in Switzerland or zip lining with my mother across Niagara Falls. My real life, though, is lived inside a minivan where I drive hours and hours of carpool each week. My husband, Jim, and I have five children and a dog (Rookie) and we love the phase we are in right now. It's a fun one!