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See more videos on the Life Without Envy Youtube playlist. (Video by M.A. Barrett / Kin(d) Productions.)


Bones & All won a 2016 Alex Award from the American Library Association! Press release here.


Life Without Envy_COMP_43Readings & Other Events

Craft on Draft: “Secondary Characters: The Importance of a Supporting Cast” with Stephanie Gayle
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 7pm
Trident Booksellers, 338 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

I’ll be reading (from Immaculate Heart) along with Annie Weatherwax (author of All We Had) and Sara Farizan (author of If You Could Be Mine). Come any time after 6:30 and settle in with a beer and/or dinner!


Reading & Signing with Meta Wagner
Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 7pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge, MA

I’ll be back at my favorite indie bookshop with Meta Wagner, author of the forthcoming What’s Your Creative Type?: Harness the Power of Your Artistic Personality.



Links and Such

Publishing U: How to Tell Other Writers You’re Happy For Their Success—and Mean It on The Booklist Reader, December 2016

Lit Thursday: True Crime, Revenge, and Jealousy on Lenny Letter, December 2016

The Modern Girl’s Guide to the Political Apocalypse on Medium, November 2016

Love in an Age of Madness on Medium, November 2016

Life Without Envy on The Donna Seebo Show, November 2016

Morning on the Dock podcast #52 with Elizabeth Duvivier of Squam Art Workshops, November 2016

Tranquility du Jour #381: Life Without Envy with Kimberly Wilson, October 2016

Local Author offers ‘Ego Management for Creative People’, Philly Voice, October 2016

“A Most Savage Plague”: A Brief Encounter with Literary Envy, Kate Gilbert on Readers Unbound, October 2016

Bile and Begrudgery: How to Break Free of Your Own Bullshit on Medium, October 2016

Creating a Life Without Envy on Dead Darlings, October 2016

6 Ways to Manage Your Ego on Quick and Dirty Tips, September 2016

Here’s to Joy: 7 of the Best Books on Happiness, Signature Reads, September 2016

Why Success is a Crock (and What to Aim for Instead) on Medium, September 2016

Life Without Envy on Bustle’s Must-Read Nonfiction Roundup, September 2016

Why Having My Book Go Out of Print Was a Pretty Great Thing, After All, Publishers Weekly, July 22, 2016

Veganism and Personal Evolution on the Main Street Vegan blog, May 12, 2015.

Ten of My Favorite Coming-of-Age Novels in Publishers Weekly, March 20, 2015.

The Writers’ Room is Always Available for Writers to Work, the Boston Globe, March 10, 2015.

the-good-karma-diet-413x620Why We’ll Need Libraries More Than Ever At the End of the World on the Macmillan Library blog, January 2015.

The Food Duo had me on for #VeganFoodChat on Wednesday, March 11th. We talked about how my “vegan journey” led me to write Bones & All (and whatever else we felt like tweeting about). Replay here.

I’m excited to announce that I’ve written a sidebar for The Good Karma Diet by my teacher Victoria Moran!

And speaking of Victoria, I co-hosted her Unity Online Radio show on Wednesday, February 25th. We spoke with Miyoko Schinner, author of Artisan Vegan Cheese (swoon!) and The Homemade Vegan Pantry (on sale June 16th, 2015). Listen here.


Time Travelers Can Also Find Me Here:


With Scott Korb at the New School, NYC, October 27, 2016. Photo by Jennifer Flores.



University Bookstore, Seattle, June 10th 2015, with Stephanie Kuehn and Martha Brockenbrough. Photos thanks to Kristin Foster!



McNally Jackson, NYC, May 6th, 2015 with Nova Ren Suma and Maria Dahvana Headley.



Friday, May 8, 2015, JP Reads at the Loring-Greenough House with Madeline Miller (me, Madeline, and Debka here with flash fiction contest winners Ryan Bradley, Tonya Bogaty, and Marika McCoola). Photo by Joni Lohr.


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March 14, 2015: the Bones & All launch at Porter Square Books. Blog recap here.


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.
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