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Camron Wright Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Letters for Emily (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rent Collector (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Orphan Keeper (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Side of the Bridge (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas by Accident (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saving Rachel McCally (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Times of Rain and War (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Serann and the Prince of Angkor (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Camron Wright is a historical and literary fiction author from Salt Lake City. The author was born and raised in Utah and has a master’s degree in Public Relations and Writing from Westminster College.
Over the years, the author was the owner of several successful retail stores and also worked in fashion alongside his wife as he designed for the New York baked McCall Pattern company.

Camron started writing as he needed to find an excuse not to attend MBA school, and this turned out to be the best decision he could ever have made.

He penned Letters for Emily his debut novel in 2001 and has never looked back since. The work was the winner of several gongs including a selection for the Literary Guild, and the Doubleday Book Club.
It also won the Reader’s Choice Award and was published across the world in China, North America, the Netherlands, Japan, Korea, and Australia among many other countries.

Other awards that Camron has won include a Whitney Best Novel of the Year and a nomination for the Dublin Literary Award.

Camron currently makes his home in Salt Lake City overlooking the Wasatch Mountains.

Wright found writing as he was going through a very difficult midlife crisis. They had just sold their business and Camron was struggling to find something to do with his time.

He then believed that he would find it easy to dive into the world of corporate America since he always felt that he could make a difference. But he just could not hack the 9-5 lifestyle at a desk job.
During this time, his wife was participating in several book clubs. He used to pick the books she was reading and started thinking that he could read what he read.

Ultimately, Camron tried writing and soon enough he found it to be a forlorn, insufferable, and agonizing occupation. It was a world in which he had to bear his soul to the world and see it torn to pieces.
However, he also found the endeavor to be oddly gratifying, addicting, and even alluring. It would become an obsession that invaded his thoughts and mind and kept him up at night contemplating the actions, words, and lives of people that do not even exist.
Still, he believes his characters do exist as a reflection of our failures, desires, faults, and passions in addition to our triumphs.

Soon enough, he had penned the manuscript for “Letters for Emily.” While Camron Wright believed in his story, he would soon learn about the brutality of the publishing industry and that the chance of success is very low.

Ultimately, he never found an agent interested in his novel and decided to self-publish his works, which he would then sell through local stores. He intended to at least sell 10,000 copies, as he believed this would convince agents that he could write.
When the books by the truckload were finally delivered, he set out marketing to local book clubs, attended book signings, and gave speeches at school among other marketing efforts. He even sent his kids to sell copies door to door.

Thankfully, she attained success as within two months she hit her goal of 10,000 copies sold. Soon enough, she has several publishers from New York bidding for his work which he found surreal and amazing. The work was finally published in 2001.

Camron Wright’s “The Rent Collector” is the fictionalized account of a family that makes their home on the largest municipal dump in the Cambodian town of Stung Meanchey.

Ki Lin and his wife Sang Ly scavenge valuables they can find on the sump from which they earn a meager living to take care of themselves and Nisay their critically ill son.

Their home is a one-roomed cardboard dwelling which is owned by a drunken and miserable old woman known as the Rent Collector. At some point, Sang Ly learns that Sopeap Sin the Rent Collector is literate.

She pleads with her to teach her how to read so that she can better herself and her family. This begins a remarkable quest as the two go on a journey enriched through literature and literacy as Sopeap teaches Sang everything she knows.
However, Sang’s overriding concern is her son’s failing health. This gets her on another journey looking for a cure.

It makes for a powerful ode to the power of literature and literacy, which has the power to transport people to different places and change their lives.

“The Orphan Keeper” by Camron Wright is the remarkable story of Taj Rowland also known as Chellamuthu. The seven-year-old’s life is changed forever when he is taken from his Indian village and subsequently sold to a Christian orphanage.
From there, he gets adopted by an American couple that would never have been wise about what had happened before. It would take several long weeks before Chellamuthu can understand and speak enough English to tell his story.

His adoptive parents are horrified to learn that their new son has a family back in India. They are determined to find his family but everything they do hits a dead end. Meanwhile, they take him to school change his name to Taj, love him, and make him part of their family.
However, Taj is not comfortable with what has happened as he keeps asking himself why was he taken, who he is, and how he can get back home.

More than ten years later, Taj meets a southern Indian girl named Priya who surprisingly has links to his past. Could she be the key to uncovering the many secrets about his childhood? With so few clues to go on, it might just be too late but he is determined to try.
It is a gripping and moving journey of unbreakable family bonds and the discovery of self.

Camron Wright’s work “Letter for Emily” is another brilliant fiction work that introduces Harry Whitney a man with Alzheimer’s. He knows he has very little time left and hence he gets down to writing a poetry book for Emily his granddaughter.
He hopes that his words of advice in the poems will heal the old wounds that have for many years been tearing his family apart. However, his poems have more than a cursory glance would reveal.

There are riddles and clues that lead to a promise of hidden gold and the discovery of an out-of-this-world cache of letters. Could this be the ramblings of a man that is out of touch with reality or could he have left behind something more valuable than their wildest imaginations?

It makes for a memorable story of the power of family and love that will enchant readers of all ages.

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