Camilla Chance, ManyBooks.net Author of the Day, August 5, 2020
Bestselling Australian author is featured on ManyBooks.net for her literary, young adult paranormal fantasy, Melissa & Kasho
Melissa & Kasho is Camilla Chance's foray into young adult literature. Although set in 1959, the story resonates as it delves into serious matters such as sexual assault, attempted suicide, bullying, and a young girl's development into womanhood. Set in 1959, the book delves into fantasy and the paranormal with the character of Kasho. He is the spirit of an Indigenous man who lives light-years away, but who has traveled to Florence in ghostly form to aid Melissa in her spiritual, social, and emotional transition into a free and independent woman. The underlying message of the book is "there is always a way of making your life better."
Camilla Chance was born in England, 1940 and after World War 2, moved with her family to Australia. Her path towards becoming a best selling author had many twists and turns. She was a lyricist for the original Kuban Cossacks, an editor for Faber and Faber publishers, a teacher, and of course a writer. Her 27-year conversation with her friend and mentor Banjo Clarke led to the publication of Wisdom Man: Banjo Clarke as told to Camilla Chance. She is the first non-Aboriginal to win the Aboriginal People's Unsung Hero award for her work "behind the scenes" for the betterment of all Indigenous people. Currently, she is working on Warrumyea: The Left-Handed Woman, her memoir, and companion work to Wisdom Man.
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