Born in Billings, Montana, she moved to Southern California to attend Claremont McKenna College, graduating with a dual degree in Biology and Literature.
She wrote her way through corporate careers in marketing, commercial real estate, and financial analysis before taking an extended sabbatical to devote more time to her craft.
Camille has since sold short fiction and creative nonfiction to dozens of online and print magazines. She served as the Editor of Easy Street from its inception through July 2018 and as a senior editor at The Lascaux Review from 2014-2018. She is a 2012 graduate of Viable Paradise, a residential workshop for speculative fiction novelists. As the director of communications for Prison Renaissance, she supports the organization’s mission of mentorship and collaboration between free and incarcerated artists to foster empathy.
Her first novel, Letters to Zell, was released in July 2015. Her followup, New Charity Blues, arrived in April 2016. (Both 47North).
Agent: Cameron McClure at Donald Maass Literary Agency.
- Email: camillegriep (at) gmail (dot) com
- Twitter @CamilleTheGriep
Nominations & Prizes:
- “The Perils of Rosella”: Nominee, Best of the Net 2014
- “Pros & Cons of Montana”: Nominee, Best of the Net 2014
- “Man in the Moon”: Nominee, 2014 Pushcart Prize; Nominee, Million Writers 2014; Nominee Best of the Net 2014
- “Blazer”: Reader’s Choice Winner, July 2013
- “Circumstances”: The Lascaux Review Flash Fiction Prize, 2013