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    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: storycoterie

    Twitter: @storycote

  • stories for pleasure

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    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 launched in January 2020. Superb Beasts, a collection of slipstream stories, is slated for release in 2024.


    Visit storycote.com to:

    • Explore the fiction library
    • Read fresh featured tales
    • Listen to the new podcast
    • Request a bespoke story
  • stories for business

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    StoryAce is my fresh take on brand storytelling and content strategy. With more than 15 years of experience in copywriting and creative work, 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
  • Let's get together.

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    Discover new fantastic fables through StoryCote.

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    Pre-order the short story collection Superb Beasts.

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    Contact & consult

    Request an ideation or storytelling workshop.

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    Partner in transforming stories to podcast or film.


    Write to me and I'll write you back.