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

Dead Boys at Porter Square Books


“I thought it would end with death,” he said to the earth below. “The boy thought so, anyway…the boy who tried to fashion a man out of lace and bluster. But that boy never left the man’s bones: he’s still here, still as broken as he was at birth, making the same noises, the same messes, only now through time eternal. That cycle of degradation is what I saw so well when I fit the belt around my neck. I see now how ludicrous it was to believe I could escape, but a good joke never really ends, does it? Just keeps on punching.”

I’m excited to tell you that I’ll be introducing Gabriel Squailia at Porter Square Books next Thursday, July 9th, at 7pm! I will paint my face like it’s Halloween and go on dropping those puns ’til your groans are audible. The Facebook RSVP is here.

This is how I “met” Gabriel:


I appreciate it when people are kind and responsive on Twitter. Gabriel does too, apparently, because now we are friends-who-have-yet-to-meet-in-person. I asked Sarah at PSB if they’d like to host him and that’s why I get to make the introduction!


More fun news regarding my favorite local independent bookstore: you’ll soon be able to order autographed copies of Bones & All and Mary Modern! (Someone from PSB emails me, I come in and sign them. Easy.) I’m working on a design for a B&A postcard to include with the book(s) for extra specialness. Stay tuned, and in the meantime, if you’re local, come to Gabriel’s reading!

p.p.s.—The Immaculate Heart info page is up!


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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.