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CENTRAL EAST – A Personal Journey into Self-Publishing

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Date(s) - 21/05/2020
8:15 pm - 8:55 pm

Online - Online,

Camilla will talk informally about her self-publishing experience, focusing on Why? How? and the Pros and Cons to her experience. She will then be open to Q&As through the chat function of zoom for people attending on the night. Meeting details will be emailed/messaged to those who sign up on the events page.

Camilla Chester is a self-published Children’s Author with three successful books for 8-12s: Jarred Dreams, EATS and Thirteenth Wish. Camilla’s debut was shortlisted in the 2015 New Author Prize run by The Literacy Trust and her second book EATS received Highly Commended in Winchester Festival Funny Fiction Award 2017. Camilla is a finalist in the Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition 2019 with her fourth book, Darna’s Sky. She is currently writing a fifth novel about a boy with selective mutism entitled Call Me Lion. Camilla received a distinction in the OU Diploma in Creative Writing and Literacy, is a member of The Society of Authors and volunteers for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Camilla writes on commission for Serial Mash and works freelance for the Discover Children’s Story Centre in London. In addition to writing, Camilla has a small dog-walking business and lives with her husband and two children in Hertfordshire, England. Camilla’s long term aim is to become a hybrid author and is due to have an adult short-story entitled Terms and Conditions published in the 2020 Punch Anthology.

Organised by Debbie Edwards

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