December Meeting – Candice Lemon-Scott
Please note this meeting will be held on the second Saturday of the month not the third – 14 December.
Guest speaker – Candice Lemon-Scott
Candice is an Australian author, editor and freelance writer. Candice’s adult novel ‘Unloched,’ that received a commendation for an unpublished manuscript in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2007, is published with Odyssey Books. Her latest book for children ‘Silver the Silly Sorcerer’ is published with New Frontier Publishing’s Little Rockets series. Her first book in the series is ‘Hubert and the Magic Glasses’ and was chosen as a best new release title by the ABA (Australian Booksellers Association). Her first book for children ‘Stinky Ferret & the JJs’ was published in May 2008. It was chosen as a best new release by Australian Standing Orders (ASO) and as a result was reprinted in the first month of publication. JHer children’s books have also been selected as titles in the Premier’s Reading Challenge and have been chosen as Lexile book readers. Her quirky style, fast-paced narrative and originality appeals to reluctant boy readers in particular.
Candice has had articles published for Web Child and Melbourne’s Child (syndicated nationally). The June 2009 edition she featured in was awarded a Silver Medal in the PPA Awards for articles on diversity, difference & diagnosis. She has also had articles/interviews published with Parenting Express, She’s Self-Employed, My Child Magazine and Sunny Days Magazine.
She has a Bachelor of Communication / Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing & Editing) gained through Monash University and Chisholm Institute, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Following several years working in the media, Candice now devotes her time to her writing. She also runs an editing and manuscript development service and is a Literacy Champion for the Literacy Villages program. She currently serves as a Role Model for the Books in Homes program.
Date: Saturday 14 December 2013
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm (1:30 pm for a 2:00 pm start)
Venue: Fradgley Hall (above the Burleigh Heads Library), Park Avenue (off Connor Street), Burleigh Heads QLD
Cost: Members $4.00 | Non-members $7.00
Afternoon Tea is provided
Parking: Free parking is available in the car park next to the Burleigh Heads Library with access from Connor Street.