PLN Presents: Love is Color – Candis Johnson

PLN LIC edition

Welcome to a special edition of Purple Night Lights! Today we are celebrating the Love is Color Anthology. The release date is Feb 14th! In the mean time I will be welcoming the ladies behind the words in the book. Please welcome: Candis Johnson


Q & A

Tell us about your work in the Love is Color Anthology. 
 The two pieces I have chosen to share in this anthology “Neurotic Behavior” and “Death of a Prodigy” were inspired by inadequate inspiration. I shared them in hopes to encourage others!
Who or what inspired the work(s)?
 Presently, I am inspired by my own inner strength and my will to make a difference for 

myself as well as others. Music plays a major role in my inspiration too. At the moment I am deeply inspired by Aaliyah, Tamar Braxton and of course my favorite singers of all time Brandy and Janet Jackson. I’m moved by meaningful expression and I believe if expressed properly music can be life-changing; and for me, these artists have shaped my vision creatively.

What writer, poet or artist inspires you the most and why? 
 The writers, who inspire me most are Dr. Maya Angelou, and Langston Hughes mostly for the way they used their gifts to inspire others. Not to mention the way they’re able to create works that have been able to withstand time.
What’s next for you? 
 Currently, I am working on a solo Anthology of short stories scheduled to be released in May of this year. I am also collecting submissions for the 5th issue of soul scheduled for release in April of 2018. Also, My website is still under construction it is COMING SOON!

Where can readers find your work?

 Candis Johnson Used with permission


Candis M. Johnson is a thirty-year-old native of Camden NJ she attended Camden public schools and graduated from Creative Arts High School in 2006 with a major in Creative Writing. In 2010 She graduated from Delaware State University with a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Political Science. She is currently attending Strayer University obtaining a Masters degree in Public Administration and Business.

She is the author of several poetry books. Including, “Splurging on Poetry” “Somebody Had to Say It” and the Literary Magazine “S.O.U.L” (Say on Universal Languages). These publications are available on She is gearing up to start a publishing company in the near future. She currently resides in NJ. For inquiries, comments or questions or to join the S.O.U.L movement please email

Social Media:

Twitter: @_harlems_child

Instagram: @soulliterarymagazine and  @_s.o.u.lsistahmagazine_

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s