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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Experiments in incandescent living

When Halley’s Comet swept across the sky in April 1910, New York Times society reporters implied that to live life to the fullest you simply had to attend a rooftop viewing party. I’ve never cared about staying on top of the trends, but I do enjoy stargazing with a glass of bubbly; so I have reappropriated the “comet party” as a metaphor for living the brightest, most festive version of your life. You want to light up a room, but not in the way people usually employ that phrase: I’m talking about bringing joy and clarity to everyone you meet, and reveling in that effervescent feeling you get when you’ve made yourself useful.

I write novels for readers of all ages and occasionally blog about books, travel, art, and needlecrafts, but this site is mostly for exploring the connection I’ve discovered between ethical veganism and creativity. To that end, I’m working on a follow-up book to Life Without Envy called A Bright Clean Mind: Veganism for Creative Transformation, forthcoming in August 2019. If I’ve piqued your interest, you can subscribe for updates!

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A Bright Clean Mind preorder bonus!

Oh, hello! I’ve had a knitting-and-sewing post sitting almost-finished in my draft folder for ages, and I will get to that soon—in the meantime here’s an excerpt from and fun little preorder bonus for my next book, A Bright Clean Mind: Veganism for Creative Transformation:

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.