坎迪斯·米拉德是一位美国作家和记者。她曾是《国家地理》的作家和编辑，著有三本书：《怀疑之河》（the River of Trust）、《1913-14年罗斯福·朗登（Rondon）亚马逊雨林科学考察队的历史》；《共和国的命运》（Destination of the Republic），关于詹姆斯·加菲尔德（James a.Garfield）遇刺事件；以及《帝国英雄》（Hero of the Empire）。奖项：埃德加最佳犯罪事实奖（2012）
I'm very interested in science.
'Honor in the Dust' is less about the freedom of the Philippines than the soul of the United States.
More often than not, real life is so rich, complex and unpredictable that it would seem completely implausible in the pages of a novel.
When I began work on my first book, 'The River of Doubt,' which tells the story of Theodore Roosevelt's 1914 descent of an unmapped river in the Amazon rainforest, I thought of it as a tale of adventure, exploration and extraordinary courage.
If uncovering the truth is the greatest challenge of nonfiction writing, it is also the greatest reward.
As I have encountered difficult moments in my own life, I have been privileged to learn from the great men I have come to know as a writer.
I had a moment in the Library of Congress among the presidential papers. I opened a folder, and there was an envelope in it. The front of the envelope was facing the table, so I didn't know what was in it. I opened it and out spilled all this hair. I turned the envelop over and it says, 'Clipped from President Garfield's head on his deathbed.'
As someone who has long loved history and reads a lot of history, especially when you get a distance like 130 years, these people can seem almost mythical, and you need something tangible to make them real.