Camilla Chester

Dog Walking Children's Author Extraordinaire

I'm well into my journey of becoming a hybrid Children's Author, having three MG self-published novels and being recently signed by Laura West at David Higham Associates.

My first novel, Jarred Dreams, was shortlisted in the 2015 New Author National Literacy Trust Competition in conjunction with Bloomsbury and my second, EATS was shortlisted in the Children's Funny Fiction Award at the Winchester Conference 2017. My third book, Thirteenth Wish, has not yet received an official stamp of approval, but no matter because it's secretly my personal favourite of the three.

It takes forever to become successful and TBH I'm not even sure what success looks like, I'm just lucky enough to be doing what I love.

I'm branching out into picture books, currently writing one about each of the dogs I walk, but my comfort zone is middle grade (8-12s).

I write on commission for Serial Mash - an on-line school resource and work freelance for the Discover Children's Stories Centre on their Catching Words Project. I also regularly visit schools and libraries, selling my books directly.

I'm keen to become traditionally published, but understand that, like everything, it will come at the right time (if you wish hard enough).

Book through my website, or contact directly via email.

Based in Hertfordshire, England.
Writing fiction for 8-12s