• Founder. Fabulist.

    Fantastic storyteller.

    Candace Coulombe is a writer of lovely slipstream stories and amazing branded content.

  • Meet the story ace.


    Candace Leigh Coulombe

    Instagram: thestoryace

    Twitter: @storycote


    Hi, I'm Candace. I'm a seasoned writer who believes in the fierce economy of words and the value of infinite curiosity. It means that my night job, writing short fiction, is informed by both history's fascinating facts and boundless fantasies. My day job, creating brand content, is purpose-driven. Every single word matters, and I find fresh ways to communicate complex ideas better and faster.

    Candace Leigh Coulombe
  • stories for pleasure

    StoryCote is a columbary of tales I founded to make literary fiction free and accessible to all curious readers. In addition to the online library of fantastic flash fiction and modern fables, StoryCote publishes award-winning short story collections. Superb Beasts, a collection of slipstream stories, is slated for release in late 2019.


    Visit storycote.com to:

    • Explore the library
    • Request a bespoke story 
    • See books and book news 
    • Request a writing workshop 
  • stories for business

    StoryAce is my fresh take on brand storytelling and content strategy. With more than 15 years experience in copywriting and creative, I create brand platforms, compelling campaigns and purpose-driven content for organizations of every size.


    Contact me to learn more about StoryAce:

    • Review my multi-channel portfolio
    • Contract copywriting or creative work
    • Get a consult on marketing content 
    • Request story or ideation workshops 
  • The Blog

    Beneath the covers.

    November 25, 2019 · On Writing
    While I like to consider myself a neo-fabulist, my short stories tend to be slipstream, spanning fables, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, prose poetry and modern fairy tales. And, when I share that I write fairy tales, the response if often, "Oh, you write children's stories?" But fairy...
    November 10, 2019 · On Writing
    When I was younger, I'd imagined that I could be a great, or at least very good writer, if I could only find my area of virtuosity. Perhaps it would be bawdy bodice-ripping novels or existential poetry or mumblecore screenplays... But while I have always been infatuated with beauty of language...
  • Let's get together.


    Explore the collection of fantastic fables at StoryCote.


    Order a short story collection or pre-order Superb Beasts.


    Request a storytelling or ideation workshop or branded content.


    Partner to transform stories to podcast, film, theatre and more.


    Write to me and I'll write you back.

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