A Little Bit About Me
I have always loved writing stories, but when I moved to Hertfordshire in 2010, I set about trying to do it professionally. I did a course with the Open University, joined a couple of writing groups and became a member (now volunteer) of SCBWI. Writing can be a bit of a solitary thing to do so it is really important for me to connect with other writers.
There is not one single method that I use, every book is different. Ideas can come from overhearing an interesting conversation, going to an amazing place, or asking questions about something or someone that leads me into a different world. Most recently it is from having the main character talk to me!
I'm usually a planner - and like to know who is who and what is happening, but my plans change all the time. I spend quite a long time on my books because I, like most writers, redraft lots of times. I write for 8-12s but my books are probably best suited to children who are 10-11 years. My youngest reader is 6 and my eldest 87. I have recently completed an interview with NFReads, so if you'd like to know more about me and my approach to writing, please click on this link: NFReads Interview. You can also find out more about my books by visiting Camilla's Books page on my website.
There are lots of brilliant things about being a Children's Author but the best is meeting readers - I love visits! You can find out more by going to my Author Visits page.
When I'm not writing I am being a mum, walking dogs or riding horses. Animals are my other great love. I used to write a blog for my dog Stanley, before he became middle-aged and too settled to be blog worthy. You can read it by clicking on THE STANLEY DIARIES button below.
Want To Know More? Watch my latest video, an interview I did with Kid Lit TV
Here is a much older video - before Thirteenth Wish was born!
The best way to keep up with where I am and what I am up to is to read my blog by clicking below. Previous posts can be viewed in the archive section to the right of the page.