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Meet our Authors: Clara Sarmento - November 2018 14 November 2018

Clara Sarmento holds a PhD in Portuguese Culture and an MA in Anglo-American Studies, and is Director of the Centre for Intercultural Studies of the Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal, where she develops her research on intercultural theories and representations. She is a tenured Professor and the Director of Master’s programs in Specialized Translation and in Intercultural Studies for Business at the same university, and is the recipient of the American Club of Lisbon Award for Academic Merit and the Portuguese Centre for Social Studies Award for Young Social Scientists.


Clara is one of Cambridge Scholars’ most prolific and active authors. She is the author or editor of six books, and her seventh book, provisionally entitled Cultural Tourism and Heritage in Northern Portugal, is expected to be released in 2020.

Not only this, Clara is a frequent contributor to our Recommended Reads campaigns, and is a trusted reviewer and member of our Anthropology Editorial Advisory Board. For more information about her, please click here.


Clara outlines her reasons for, and experiences of, working with Cambridge Scholars:

“As the founder and director of the Centre for Intercultural Studies of the Polytechnic of Porto, Cambridge Scholars Publishing was my natural choice for the international dissemination of scientific outputs while, back in 2006, working to establish what is now a reputed research centre.

My personal experience of having books published with Cambridge Scholars, both as a single author and as the editor of volumes with contributions from all over the world, is excellent, and I strongly recommend them to anyone wishing to have their work distributed, sold and reviewed worldwide, as has happened with all of my six books. Other leading authors in the blooming field of Intercultural Studies also publish with Cambridge Scholars, particularly because they welcome groundbreaking approaches that actually defy and transform conservative, patriarchal and Eurocentric academia. This is a publisher that pushes limits, brings about epistemological changes, and opens up new spaces for free discussion and independent research. 

I consider Cambridge Scholars to be one the most influential and innovative counter powers in the academic publishing world. Their books are placed worldwide on virtual bookstores within a couple of days of their publication, and I also emphasise the aesthetical quality of the books themselves, especially the attention given to the design of the cover. And last but not least, their employees, with their remarkable kindness and professionalism, guide us, the authors, in every stage of the publishing process and beyond.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Clara’s latest book, The Imagery of Writing in the Early Works of Paul Auster: From Stones to Books. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOANOV18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th December 2018.

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Meet our Authors: Myrna Santos - November 2018 14 November 2018

Myrna Santos has taught English, ESOL, and writing at Nova Southeastern University and Florida Atlantic University, both in the USA. With Cambridge Scholars, in 2015 she published An Introvert in an Extrovert World: Essays on the Quiet Ones, a book which was one of the first to take seriously the challenges faced by introverts in an increasingly extroverted world. Following her academic career, she is now the owner and director of English Made Easy, a school of language and culture in Coral Springs, Florida.

Three years after the publication of her first book, Myrna has now returned to Cambridge Scholars with her second book, entitled Handmaids, Tributes, and Carers: Dystopian Females’ Roles and Goals. This book places a spotlight on the place of women in various dystopian and futuristic popular media, with The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Happiness Patrol all featuring.

Myrna explains her reasons for first working with Cambridge Scholars, and why she returned to publish her second book:


“I believe in the power of the written word.  I believe in its ability to stimulate and generate feelings in people that can be achieved in no other way.  So, I imagine it follows that I have always wanted to be a writer; I express my feelings best through writing. When it came to publishing my first book, I selected Cambridge Scholars Publishing from among several offers, and I am very pleased that I did so.

From the beginning the whole process, from my author liaisons to my editors, advisors, and cover designers, has been amazing. I cannot imagine the procedure being smoother or more pleasant, and it is purely because of the people with whom I have worked. Everything works as a well-oiled machine; when one process is completed, the staff at Cambridge Scholars immediately move you forward to the next one. There were never agonising delays when you, the author, would have to wait endless amounts of time to try and figure out what was going on. This uncertainty has never happened to me with either of the books that I have published with Cambridge Scholars.

I would absolutely recommend Cambridge Scholars Publishing to any aspiring author, and I hope to work with them again in the future.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Handmaids, Tributes, and Carers: Dystopian Females’ Roles and Goals. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOANOV18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th December 2018.


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