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Press Kit

Below you’ll find press materials for The Boy From Tomorrow. For more information about Camille’s other titles, please visit her fiction and nonfiction landing pages.

Click here to download Camille’s author photo. Please credit Anne Weil.

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Click here to visit the website of illustrator Agnieszka Grochalska.

Click here to download the classroom reading guide, which offers historical context you may wish to draw upon in a review or interview.

Book Details

Release Date: May 8, 2018

Hardcover: 268 pages

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1944995617

ISBN-13: 978-1944995614

North American Publisher: Amberjack Publishing

Short Author Bio (updated for 2021)

Camille DeAngelis is the author of several novels for adults—each of them as full of impossible things as The Boy From Tomorrow—as well as a travel guide to Ireland and two more books of nonfiction, Life Without Envy: Ego Management for Creative People and A Bright Clean Mind: Veganism for Creative Transformation. Her young adult novel Bones & All won an Alex Award from the American Library Association in 2016. She lives in Washington, DC.

Long Author Bio (updated for 2021)

Camille DeAngelis is the author of Immaculate Heart (St. Martin’s, 2016), the Alex Award-winning Bones & All (St. Martin’s, 2015), Petty Magic: Being the Memoirs and Confessions of Miss Evelyn Harbinger, Temptress and Troublemaker (Crown, 2010), and Mary Modern (Crown/Shaye Areheart, 2007). Her debut children’s fantasy novel, The Boy From Tomorrow, was published by Amberjack in May 2018. Her nonfiction work includes two books of practical philosophy—Life Without Envy: Ego Management for Creative People (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2016) and A Bright Clean Mind: Veganism for Creative Transformation (Mango, 2019)—and an original guidebook, Moon Ireland (Avalon Travel/Perseus Books/Hachette, third edition published 2020). She is a graduate of New York University (B.A. in Fine Arts, minor in Irish Studies, 2002) and the National University of Ireland, Galway (M.A. in Writing, 2005). Camille’s work has been translated into Italian, Romanian, Polish, Arabic, and Farsi; Korean, French, and Russian translations of Bones & All are forthcoming.

A longtime vegetarian, she went vegan in April 2011, and in June 2013 became a certified vegan lifestyle coach and educator through Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan® Academy. She teaches self-paced creativity courses online at the Comet Party Summer School. Originally from New Jersey (with more recent ties to New England), Camille currently lives in Washington, DC.

Praise from Authors and Booksellers

The delicious possibilities of time travel burst vividly in this beautifully crafted tale.

Martha Brockenbrough, author of The Game of Love and Death and Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary

Clever, lovely, and absolutely thrilling. While this is a middle grade novel, I think adults and even teens will enjoy it, especially the end. I loved the way the characters felt like real kids, despite the generations they spanned and their different styles of communicating. I think Camille did a wonderful job of creating tension and darkness and sadness, without making the story feel heavy or inaccessible.

— Tildy Banker-Johnson, Belmont Books

 You will fall in love with DeAngelis’ characters and root for their impossible friendship across time. Perfect for fans of historical fiction, this spine-tingling paranormal novel is riveting.

Marika McCoola, New York Times-bestselling author of Baba Yaga’s Assistant

In The Boy From Tomorrow Camille DeAngelis creates an atmosphere of comforting nostalgia without falling into old-fashioned cliches. It’s a carefully paced and lovingly crafted book that will draw readers for many years to come, and I enjoyed it ever so much.

Mackenzi Lee, New York Times-bestselling author of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

A tale of friendship and loyalty that crosses the boundaries of time, The Boy from Tomorrow engages from the first page. Seances, psychics and ouija boards create a setting both mystical and dangerous. I loved exploring the possibilities of communicating across time with Josie and Alec and their indestructible friendship.

— Laura DeLaney, Rediscovered Books

Reviews

Creepy and intriguing, DeAngelis’ middle grade novel will appeal to readers who enjoy chills as well as puzzles. The Alex Award–winning author of Bones & All (2015) has crafted a definite winner.

Booklist

An immersive read oozing with cross-genre appeal for realistic, historical, mystery, and scary fiction readers.

School Library Journal

Book Summary

Josie and Alec both live at 444 Sparrow Street. They sleep in the same room, but they’ve never laid eyes on each other. They are twelve years old but a hundred years apart.

The children meet through a handpainted spirit board—Josie in 1915, Alec in 2015—and form a friendship across the century that separates them. But a chain of events leaves Josie and her little sister Cass trapped in the house and afraid for their safety, and Alec must find out what’s going to happen to them. Can he help them change their future when it’s already past?

The Boy from Tomorrow is a tribute to classic English fantasy novels like Tom’s Midnight Garden and A Traveller in Time. Through their impossible friendship, Alec and Josie learn that life can offer only what they ask of it.

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.