Candace Savage was born in the Peace River Country of northern Alberta, in Treaty 8 territory. Many of her ancestors (her father’s father’s family and her mother’s mother's line) had left Western Europe for North America in colonial times because their lives and livelihoods were threatened by sectarian violence. Most of her people were farmers and their subsequent travels west and north across the continent were motivated by a hunger for opportunity and for land. This is a complex inheritance.
Candace is the award-winning author of more than two dozen books for adults and children, including Strangers in the House, A Geography of Blood and Prairie: a Natural History. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, she was inducted into the Honor Roll of the Rachel Carson Institute, Chatham College, Pittsburgh. She was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal.
In addition to her work as a writer, Candace belongs to the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra, chairs Wild about Saskatoon, co-chairs the Northeast Swale Watchers, serves on advisory boards for CPAWS Saskatchewan and the Meewasin Valley Authority and is a member of the National Council of The Writers Union of Canada. She lives and writes in misaskwatôminihk, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in Treaty Six territory and the homeland of the Metis.