Originally based in Bangor, North Wales, CAM started off publishing for Môn and Arfon Central America Group in 1994 with a collection of poetry, Voices from Latin America. Other books included We Share the Same Struggle. Women in Wales, Women in Nicaragua (1996) which was supported by Christian Aid Wales, and No Other Reality (1998), the biography of Nicaraguan revolutionary and diplomat, Nora Astorga.
CAM relocated to Penistone (north Sheffield) in 2008, becoming CAM Yorkshire, continuing to publish novels by Patricia Daniel, including The Facilitator (2009) which won a 2010 eLit award.
CAM has gone on to publish a range of women’s writing from Yorkshire, including the memoirs of former Kirklees Councillor and social activist, Ninety Years of Winifred Wheeble-Archer as well as Different Cultures. One World, stories of surviving and thriving from members of the Northern Refugee Women’s Project.
Director of CAM Patricia Daniel is a writer and academic. She has edited a number of collections, including the Women’s Studies Monograph Series for Bangor University (2002-5) and Women, Literacy and Power, an Equal Opportunities International Special Issue (2001).
She has worked in online journalism for Open Democracy, promoting women’s use of the internet , and was Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Cuban Studies for London Metropolitan University (2007-9).
She is currently a member of Sheffield Feminist Network, for whom she chairs public meetings. She has also collaborated with playwright Julie Bokowiec on promoting Writing for Change at Northern College, Barnsley and Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield.