A Little Bit About Me
I have always loved writing stories, but when I moved to Hertfordshire in 2010, I thought about 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, having characters talk to me, or just asking questions about something or someone that leads me into a 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, but my plans change all the time. 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. 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.