Thursday, September 24, 2009

I Survived A House Fire: Author Candace Quinn To Appear On The Authors Show Radio Through November 6, 2009

A house fire is reported in the United States every 80 seconds. Author Candace Quinn offers numerous tips on how to prevent, how to prepare and how to survive a fire in the home in her new book 'I Survived A House Fire'

Author Candace Quinn, author of I Survived A House Fire, will be appearing on The Authors Show Radio through November 6, 2009. In this interview she details how we can prevent, prepare for and survive a fire in the most sacred of places: our own home.

In America, a house fire is reported every 80 seconds. Many are preventable. A substantial percentage of losses from house fires and other disasters are preventable with some advance preparation. What should we do when we only have minutes to pack up and get out? We can save our most valuable possessions, if we have a plan.

At 3:10 am on May 8, 2002, Quinn and her husband awoke to their 80-year old Longmeadow, MA, home crackling in flames. In this easy-to-use, well-researched guide, she marshals her experiences of loss, recovery, and discovery to help others avoid her misfortune.

I Survived A House Fire is intended for every homeowner, renter, or boarder who wants to prepare for the moment they hear these dreaded words: “You have 10 minutes to get out before your home is lost. What do you want to save?”

Her book offers a smorgasbord of tips specifically aimed at helping people prevent and prepare for a house fire. These tips include, but are not limited to:

* Insurance Tips
* Early Warning Devices
* Practicing An Escape
* Meeting Places
* Fire Extinguishing Systems
* Kitchen Safety Tips
* Candle Safety
* Light Fixtures and Chandeliers Safety
* Extension Cords, Frayed Wires, and Overloaded Outlets
* Fireplaces
* Cable Connections
* Holiday Lighting and Tree Safety Tips

Ms. Quinn advocates a ‘Stow, Grab and Go’ system. The book explains in detail how one can develop a strategy for specific areas of the home including:

* Living Rooms, Family Room, Dens
* Bedrooms
* Laundry Rooms, Attics and Cellars
* Garages

Hailing from a family of fire fighters, Quinn blends personal narrative with practical safety tips, fire prevention steps and valuables-preservation measures to captivate readers as she guides them from room to room of their own homes-at-risk. Quinn is donating a portion of all royalties to the Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, and to the National Fire Protection Agency.

Ms. Quinn’s interview will run through November 6, 2009 and is available at The Authors Show radio site at Ms. Quinn is available for interview and can be reached by email at or by using the contact information below. I Survived A House Fire is available at, and at

I Survived a House Fire…I Wish My Stuff Had
Candace A. Quinn, MM, BS
ISBN: 978-0-595-51842-5


Candace Quinn was born and raised in Northern Illinois with her brother, Deputy Chief Chris Millard. She earned her bachelor’s of science in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing and economics from Rockford College, Rockford, IL, where she earned cum laude honors. She received her master’s in management from Northwestern University’s J L Kellogg Graduate School of Management, with majors in marketing and hospital and health services management.

She has spent 25 years as a healthcare marketing executive and currently has her own consulting firm, Brand=Experience.

Ms Quinn is a mother of two and grandmother of five. She and her husband, Michael, currently reside in McLean, VA.


Candace Quinn
Phone 703-297-9461