Candace Bushnell (born December 1, 1958) is an American novelist and television producer based in New York City. Raised in Connecticut, she wrote a column for the New York Observer from 1994 to 1996, which was adapted into the bestselling Sex and the City anthology. The book was the basis for the HBO hit series Sex and the City (1998–2004) and two subsequent movies. She followed the bestselling work with the international bestselling novels 4 Blondes (2001), Trading Up (2003), Lipstick Jungle (2005), One Fifth Avenue (2008), The Carrie Diaries (2010) and Summer and the City (2011). Two of her novels have been adapted for television: Lipstick Jungle (2008–09) on NBC, and The Carrie Diaries (since 2013) on the CW. One Fifth Avenue has been optioned by the Mark Gordon Company and ABC for yet another television show. Wikipedia
In the late 1970s, slept on a foam mattress on the floor of her first apartment on E. 74th St, Manhattan -- a studio where she shared with a roommate, but lacked a kitchen sink. Even by the early 1990s, she was trying to make it NYC earning less than $2000/mo.
Actually does live at One Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village, the title of her latest novel.
Wore a white Ralph Lauren cocktail dress to her wedding, while her husband wore a white Prada suit. Their platinum wedding rings were from Tiffany.
Was married on the beach by Catherine Flanagan Stover, the Nantucket town clerk and justice of the peace.
Parents are Calvin and Camille Bushnell of Glastonbury, Connecticut
Is ten years older than her husband.
Husband Charles Askegard is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. His friends call him "Chuck".
Host of "Sex, Lives, and Video Clips" talk show, VH-1, 1997.
Began writing a column about sex in the city for The New York Observer in 1994.
Attended Rice University in Houston, Texas and New York University.
On her husband: '''I told him he was too tall to be a ballet dancer and I asked if he was gay. At first he seemed too young, but then I looked into his eyes and it was like, 'Whoa!' ''
On getting married: "One has to be open-minded when the right man comes along. And I know it's freaky, but this just seems like the natural thing to do. My friends didn't even say to me, 'So soon?' I think that's because they're so relieved.''