About Camoya Ellis:
I was born on 14 March 1986 to parents Cinderella May Bailey – Ellis and Albert George Ellis on Ranford Estate in a District known as Retirement, a little neighbourhood in St. Mary. I loved it as every dream I had was there and everything ‘me,’ began there. I was born at my home, and in that same house, I grew up until I migrated to Kingston (Town). As a youngster, I was always interested in advocating and lobbying (advocate in my skin). At one point I envisioned being a lawyer.
I had BIG dreams, and I am still a tycoon of dreams. In early childhood days, I could remember just ‘dreaming’ with my friend and telling of how I wanted to transform the neighbourhood centre and how I wanted to see developments- a plaza here, a house there and great businesses. I dreamt BIG again when I began my own business. Gifted with a voice, I wanted to become the ultimate ‘Jamaican Celine Dion.’ I DREAMT BIG.
In my pursuit of BIG, I began my journey studying at The University of the West Indies. Thereafter, I went to work at the Ministry of Justice; nothing equivalent to my accomplished degree – but I still wanted to do something BIG though I started small. In fact, afterwards, I became a Supervisor at a private company. However, my hope has always been to become an Executive within institutions
What inspires you to write?
I have a story to tell and persons to motivate and inspire. I am inspired by my daughter, relatives and my writings in my diary. I am inspired by circumstances that are affecting all people and by the gift of writing.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write free hand and then I correct after. I review, revise, complete the writing and then ask for advice on the writing. I think out of the box in my writing process and brainstorm a lot.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
no I do not however, I do wonder how they would look; what kind of voice sound would they have and their background.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
That was hard, I research publishing houses and printers and they were pricy. I research again and found somewhere economical to publish.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it looks good in the online space, but it can be a costly and time consuming process and continued work processes.
What genres do you write?: Adventure and Action
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To Camoya Ellis Page On Amazon
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