LB author Niki Smart wins two eLit Awards for “Hell Camp”

Local author, Niki Smart, recently won two eLit Awards for her memoir “Hell Camp.”

Smart took home a Gold and a Bronze Award for the book and the book trailer.

Niki Smart

“Hell Camp” is available at Laguna Beach Books in paperback for $15, or online as kindle or nook for $8.99. The Laguna Beach Bookstore has sold 59 copies to date – not bad for a local effort. The Laguna Beach Magazine recommended Hell Camp as a “hot summer read”, so if you are looking for a fast-paced sizzler, this may be the book for you.

Smart reports that sometimes people get emotional during her book readings - “It is strange for me, but also incredibly flattering. I’m deeply honored that I can touch others through my story...hopefully they’re not upset because the writing is so bad!”

Smart further mentioned that there is talk of “Hell Camp” being made into a movie. If the book trailer is anything to go by, this should be some movie.

Smart’s daughter, Samantha Smart, cut together the book trailer. “Funny thing is though, I’ve asked my daughter not to read Hell Camp, and so she hasn’t…well, as far as I know she hasn’t.”

You can watch the trailer at:


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