• Founder. Fabulist.

    Fantastic storyteller.

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

  • Meet the story ace.


    Hi, I'm Ace. 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 fantasy.


    My day job, creating brand content, is also purpose-driven. Every single word matters, and I find fresh ways to communicate complex ideas better and faster.

    Candace Leigh Coulombe

    Candace Leigh Coulombe

    Instagram: thestoryace

    Twitter: @storycote

  • 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. The Story Coterie podcast launches in January 2020. And Superb Beasts, a collection of slipstream stories, is slated for release in later this year.


    Visit storycote.com to:

    • Explore the fiction library
    • Request a bespoke story 
    • Listen to the new podcast
    • Request a writing workshop 
  • stories for business

    StoryAce is my fresh take on brand storytelling and content strategy. With more than 15 years of experience in copywriting and creative, I craft 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.

    January 26, 2020 · On Writing
    I have always wanted to have a podcast. At least, ever since I knew a podcast was a thing that...
    December 23, 2019 · On Writing
    I would never complain again, I've often said, if I could only write about food for a living....
    November 25, 2019 · On Writing
    While I like to consider myself a neo-fabulist, my short stories tend to be slipstream, spanning...
    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...
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  • Let's get together.


    Explore the collection of fantastic fables at StoryCote.


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


    Contact & consult

    Request branded content or an ideation or story workshop.


    Partner to transform stories to podcasts, films or stage plays.


    Write to me and I'll write you back.

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