A Little Bit About Me
I have always loved writing stories, but only started to think about doing it professionally when I moved to Hertfordshire in 2010. I did a course with the Open University, joined a couple of writing groups and became a member 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 when it comes to writing books. Every book is different and the ideas can come from all sorts of surprising places. Sometimes I start with a baddie and what he or she wants to do, but ideas can come from overhearing an interesting conversation, going to an amazing place, or just asking questions about something or someone that leads me into an different world.
I'm a planner - I can't just write straight onto a blank page, I have to know who is who and what is happening. My plans change all the time though! I spend quite a lot of 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.
You can 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 and I write a blog for my dog Stanley. You can read it by clicking below.