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

About

How about a quick life summary in pics and links? (If you need my bio and author photo for publicity purposes, click here.)

 

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My name is Camille. I was born in New Jersey on November 14, 1980. Here is proof I was destined to be a novelist.

 

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I make other things too—like this dress. (The Topia Chairs are Barbara Gallucci’s.) Photo by Matthew Turner, December 2016.

 

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Practicing yoga has helped me grow into a calmer, saner human. Crane Beach, summer 2016. Photo by Keith Godbout.

 

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I go places. Sometimes I write about where I’ve been. (Here, Peru in August 2010 with my brother in law Elliot.)

 

Diving around the wreck of the USAT Liberty (sunk by the Japanese in 1942) in Tulamben, Bali, August 2016.

 

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I love my family very much. They encourage and inspire me every day. (I think my sister was sick when this pic was taken, but she was still so cute!)

 

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Going vegan is the best decision I ever made.

 

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I am learning to take myself less seriously. It’s a process. (Photo by Bill Henry.)

 

You will find information about my writing here (fiction) and here (nonfiction).

Now for some (hopefully) helpful links. This is the best stuff I have to offer online.

We’ll Still Have Libraries at the End of the World

Wunderkind Syndrome: or, How to Stop Wanting to Be More Amazing Than Everybody Else

The Ideas series: part 1, part 2, part 3

Advice to Young Writers (of all ages!)

Outlining and “Prewriting”

Thoughts on “Writer’s Block”

How to Find a Literary Agent

The Practice Novel (what to do when your novel doesn’t sell)

You Will Be Deleted! (on going out of print at the tender age of 31)

The Laughter of Sanity (on freeing yourself from your ego; thanks to my friend Nova for hosting me)

How Going Vegan Can Make You More Creative (thanks to Victoria Moran and J.L. Fields)

The Epiphany that Came in Trickles (how and why I eventually went vegan)

 

For whatever reason you find yourself here, I hope you have a beautiful day!

 

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.