Chester Camera Offers Book Publishing Course in September

Chester Camera, which has a classroom, is offering an Introduction to Book Publishing course in September.  The three-week class highlights the world of traditional adult and children’s book publishing as well as self-publishing.  Topics will include writing, editing, illustration, design, printing and marketing. Each student will receive personal attention and homework assignments.

           The course instructor is local author, Loren Spiotta-DiMare of Tewksbury.  Specializing in animal subjects, for both adults and 

children, Spiotta-DiMare has been involved with the publishing industry for over 40 years.  Her titles include Beyond The Finish Line: Stories of Ex-Racehorses, The Sporting Spaniel Handbook, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Everyone Loves Elwood, Madeline’s Miracle, Because of Bentley, Chelsea & The New Puppy, Rockwell:  A Boy and His Dog, Norman To The Rescue and Hannah’s House Rabbit.

Spiotta-DiMare’s new picture book Sergeant Reckless: Hero War Horse is the true story of an amazing horse who served

with the Marines during the Korean War. Sgt Reckless’ heroism and devotion to her men is legendary.

          Published both nationally and internationally, Spiotta-DiMare’s work has been recognized by the Humane Society of the United States, 

The Doris Day Animal Foundation, The Dog Writers Association of America, USA Book News, and New Jersey Press Women.   

“I have a wonderful career that combines my love of animals and writing.  I still work with traditional publishers but also have

my own small publishing house, J. Pace Publications. 

            The class is open to aspiring authors with interest in all topics and genres.  The process is the same regardless of the subject matter. 

 I really enjoy teaching the course.  It attracts the most interesting and enthusiastic people.”

                         Introduction to Book Publishing will be held on Wednesday mornings September 11, 18 and 25 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. 

            The fee for the three-week course is $125.00. (Checks should be made out to Loren Spiotta-DiMare.) Space is limited therefore pre-registration by September 6th is required. 

                      To sign up for the class, stop by Chester Camera or call 908-879-7100.  The store is located in the Chester Springs Mall (next to ShopRite) on Route 206 in Chester. If you have questions contact Spiotta-DiMare directly at

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