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

Learn with Me

School Visits

I’d love to visit your class (in person or online) to chat about The Boy From Tomorrow and how kids can build the foundations for a joyfully creative life. Skype calls (25 minutes) are complimentary, or email me to discuss rates and logistics for in-person visits. I live in Providence, Rhode Island, but I can travel anywhere so long as my expenses are covered.

Compassionate Creativity Coaching

As a working writer and a vegan lifestyle coach and educator (certified through Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan Academy), I’m particularly interested in helping artists work through creative blocks by cultivating an attitude of true benevolence toward animals and the natural world. I offered a group coaching beta program in January and February 2018, and I’m currently developing a Tenderheart companion course. Join my email list to be notified as soon as the web course goes live.

Note: If you’re looking for straight-up guidance and support in transitioning to a plant-based diet and lifestyle, check out this listing of my many wonderful MSVA colleagues.

Literary Midwifery (Fiction and Nonfiction)

For twenty years (since junior year of high school!) I’ve been working on almost every side of the publishing industry: as a bookseller, then an editorial assistant at HarperCollins, and finally as a novelist and travel writer. If you need help formulating your book idea or revising your manuscript into publishable shape, I might just be your girl—especially if you’re writing science fiction/fantasy or personal growth/spirituality. I can also offer you practical advice on finding a literary agent and/or publishing options beyond the “big four.”

One-Day Workshops


Miranda’s Hearth’s first-ever #whatimake conference at the Aeronaut Brewery and Artisan’s Asylum, Somerville, MA, April 16, 2016.

Ego Management for Creative People

Tailored for adults or for high school, undergraduate, and grad students in the arts.

If you’re one of those people who reads self-help books but falters when it comes to putting what you’ve learned into practice, this is the workshop for you: using the principles outlined in Life Without Envywe’ll explore concrete ways of redefining success and actually living by that new definition.

Private Writing for Public Impact

Tailored for adults or for high school, undergraduate, and grad students in the arts.

Whether you’re an aspiring author, a working artist, or just want to become a more effective communicator, a private writing practice (combined with compassionate self inquiry) will deepen the meaning and impact of your work and your connection with everyone it touches. You’ll use the mind mapping technique paired with tailored writing prompts to exercise your intuition and create your own epiphany.

The Tenderheart Workshop

Tailored for individuals or small groups.

Ever wondered if adopting a healthier lifestyle could have a beneficial effect on your creativity? When I went vegan in 2011 I experienced a marvelous productivity boost that continues to this day, so I’m convinced there’s a connection between what I eat and how I write. In this workshop you’ll learn both the philosophical and the practical ins-and-outs of what Dr. Will Tuttle calls “the world peace diet,” and why shifting to a plant-based diet will make you a happier and healthier artist. Tea and vegan gluten-free cupcakes will be served, and you’ll leave with loads of resources (including plenty of quick, easy, delicious recipes).

Get in touch for more information on rates and logistics.

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.