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

What’s News

Here’s another quickie post—I’ve thrown myself into NaNoWriMo, so I won’t be blogging again regularly for at least another month!



There is now a Youtube channel (with a million thanks to my friend M.A. Barrett for putting together such beautiful videos!) I’m planning to sit down in the next week or two and get a bunch more recorded. Like I said, this is going to be sort of like my video series from 2012, only much shorter—2-3 minutes long, and more generally creative. I’d love to hear your requests for future video topics!


Things I have written lately:

Why Success is a Crock (and What to Aim for Instead) on Medium

Bile and Begrudgery: How to Break Free of Your Own Bullshit on Medium

Creating a Life Without Envy (inspired by Hindu concepts of Oneness and Devotion) on Dead Darlings


Things that have been written lately about Life Without Envy:

Local Author offers ‘Ego Management for Creative People’, Philly Voice

“A Most Savage Plague”: A Brief Encounter with Literary Envy, Kate Gilbert on Readers Unbound

Novelist Claire Hennessy transforms envy into pure admiration on Girls Heart Books


Podcast interviews:
Morning on the Dock #52 with my friend Elizabeth Duvivier of Squam Art Workshops

Tranquility du Jour #381: Life Without Envy with Kimberly Wilson


Another exciting thing: I took a six-week illustration class at RISD and now I’ve committed to drawing (or just doodling—no pressure) every day for the next year.


First page of my new #sketchbook! #art #drawing #micron #watercolor #watercolorpencil #flowers #sketching

A photo posted by Camille DeAngelis (@cometparty) on


Thank you to everyone who’s come out to my events over the past month-and-change, thank you for buying the book, and thank you for reading!


1 Comment to What’s News

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    November 10, 2016 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    I think it would be great if you turned lessons from Life Without Envy into short videos. The one that I really liked from th book was focusing on happy moments in your life. I found that really impactful. One of mine was thinking about that time a few years ago that we played out in the snow at 1 am – such a great moment.

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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.