Chamein Canton

Amityville, NY USA
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Professional Experience

Published wedding how to book author and romance novelist for still a chick lit, fiction for women over forty who haven't handed in their chick card for hot flashes, hormone replacement or bifocals. Former wedding editor for Venus Divas and Elegant Plus, two popular curvy websites. Written thee article for Wedding Dresses Magazine. MS Mother of the Year 2002, I wrote for the Florida chapter of the MS Society for tips for planning weddings for brides with a disability

Expertise

Book Author
14 Years
Correspondent
10 Years
Writer
16 Years

Specialty

Fashion
18 Years
Fiction
14 Years
Lifestyle
18 Years

Industries


Broadcasting - Ent - TV (Local)
10 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
14 Years
Other
16 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Elegant Plus (4), Venus Divas (4), E How (1)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Wedding Dresses Magazine (2)

Other Work History

Ran my own literary agency with more than 20 clients and 37 titles sold Also owner of Chamein's Creative Elegance Wedding Planning Services that specialize in curvy brides Down That Aisle The Bridal Concierge scheduled to open brick and mortar in 2015 on Long Island

Foreign Language Skills

French

Unions

Authors Guild

Computer Skills

Word 2003, 2007, 2010

Equipment

Camera, Editing Program

References

Valery Amador- Venus Divas Thea Politis- Elegant Plus

Awards

Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award Best African American Romance 2007

Work Samples

Bridal Blog

(Jennings Wire 9/20/2013)
Of the 2.4 million weddings in 2011 approx 36% brides were considered curvy (sizes 12, 14 16 and up). The number is expected to increase in the next three years to about 39%. Down That Aisle, The Bridal Concierge Studio give brides the opportunity to have a personal wedding stylist
(Annie Jennings Wire 2/25/2013)
Many believe couture is something reserved for the rich and thin. However, this simply isn't the case. Curves and couture make perfect partners and judging from the collections premiered at last October's Bridal Market
(Annie Jennings Wire 9/18/2013)
People love second helpings of a favorite meal or dessert and we've all heard the saying that the second or third time is the charm.

Nonfiction Book

(Windriver Publishing 11/1/2007)
Chamein's unique mix of native New York sophistication and Southern charm (a gift from her mother) combined with her considerable experience in the wedding industry to address the needs of beautiful curvy brides around the world.