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Josephine Cameron

Author / Songwriter

Josephine Cameron grew up writing and singing in Northern Wisconsin but currently lives in Maine, where she writes fiction for young readers and teaches music and songwriting to K-8 students. Josephine received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame. Her song “Long Track Blues” was included in the New York Times Bestseller “Hip Hop Speaks to Children,” a book/CD set edited by Nikki Giovanni. 

Her debut novel, Maybe a Mermaid, was published March 26, 2019 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Books for Young Readers (Macmillan).

 In Maybe a Mermaid, eleven-year-old Anthoni has always wanted a True Blue Friend. This summer at The Showboat Resort in Northern Wisconsin, she has a foolproof checklist for finding one. But as she grows entangled in rumors about the local Boulay Mermaid, Anthoni must decide if she’ll “stick to the plan,” like always, or dive into a summer full of extraordinary possibilities.

"This impressive debut ultimately settles in realism with a refreshingly mischievous wink. An offbeat, earnest novel for those who believe in magic, and those who wish they did." ―Booklist

Maybe a Mermaid was an Amazon Best Book of the Month pick for ages 9-12 (April 2019) and Josephine received the Highlights Magazine Author of the Month Pewter Prize (December 2018).

You can learn more about Josephine Cameron on her website

Books



Upcoming Childrens Events

Songwriting Workshop

Josephine Cameron: Songwriting with Fairy Tale Characters

Oct 13 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Book sales and autographing

Josephine Cameron: Book sales and signing

Oct 13 | 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

John Michael Kohler Arts Center


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