Camille Andros has lived in Israel, Utah, Arizona, California, Ohio, Nevada, and, last, the home of her heart and her ancestors, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and six children. Camille’s interests are wide and varied. She always carries a small black notebook on her travels to far-flung places to record the stories she imagines (even on the days when “far-flung” is her backyard vegetable garden.) She has her BA in Health Science, is an EMT, and won first place in the school science fair as a kindergartner (see photo). For a rush of pure adrenaline, she’ll tell you nothing beats a lights and siren ride on a fire truck. Dancing ballet for 14 years left her with an appreciation of beautiful things — warm fresh bread, a quiet sunset after a hectic day, a new picture book. She recalls feeling completely secure while reading with her parents and loves recreating that feeling snuggled in by the fire with her own family. Bringing to life the characters in her head is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
Camille is the author of the Charlotte the Scientist picture book series, illustrated by Brianne Farley. The first title in the series, Charlotte the Scientist is Squished, was a Portland Best Book, a Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, and was on the LITA Notable List. She’s also the author of The Dress and the Girl, illustrated by Julie Morstad, and From a Small Seed: The Story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, illustrated by Tessa Blackham.