Candace Walsh is the author of Licking the Spoon: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Identity, a New Mexico–Arizona Book Awards winner. Her writing has appeared in numerous national and local publications, including Newsday, Travel + Leisure, Sunset, Mademoiselle, New York magazine, and New Mexico Magazine. She has also worked on staff at Condé Nast International, Mothering, New Mexico Magazine, and is currently Editor in Chief of El Palacio Magazine. She edited Seal Press anthologies Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women, (a Lambda Literary Award finalist) and Ask Me About My Divorce: Women Open Up About Moving On. Her essays have been published in the anthologies Here Come the Brides! Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage, Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience, Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping, as well as on the Huffington Post, Slate's Double X, and in the Santa Fe Reporter. She lives in Santa Fe with her wife Laura André, their two children, and two dogs.