Candace Camp, a New York Times bestseller and author of A MOMENTARY MARRIAGE (out July 25!), popped into XOXO for a quick five-by-five! Read on for some of Candy’s favorite things, and if you want a little peek behind the scenes of A MOMENTARY MARRIAGE, check out her inspiration board!

Five by Five:

Last five shows I watched on Netflix:

Midsomer Murders

The Doctor Blake Mysteries


Stranger Things

The West Wing

Last five books I read:


Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner

Raven’s Strike by Patricia Briggs

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

The Dark Prophecy—Book 2 of the Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

The Moth Catcher by Ann Cleeves

Five things I do when I’m having trouble writing:

Re-watch Pride and Prejudice (sometimes several different versions)

Re-read a favorite book

Go for a drive.

Get on my treadmill.

Lie down—but this often leads to sleeping.

Five places I’d like to visit (and haven’t):




Australia (see, it’s not just places that begin with “I”)

Normandy Beach

Five favorite teams (can you tell where I live?):

University of Texas Longhorns

Dallas Cowboys

Texas Rangers

Bremond H.S. Tigers (my husband’s hometown team and 3 times state champs in 2A football)

Westlake H.S. Chaparrals