About Heather

heather-camlot-smallHi there! Here’s a little bit about me:

I grew up in Montreal and was raised on Expos baseball and Canadiens hockey. Oddly, I was never a sporty child. I preferred reading, drawing and dreaming.

I graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and from New York University with a Master of Arts in Journalism. My work has appeared in various publications, including Quill & Quire, Style at Home, Canadian Living, The Globe and Mail, Homemakers and TV Guide Canada

After fifteen years in journalism as a writer, editor and translator, I longed to get back to fiction, something I used to write as a teenager. My short story, The Boys of Summer, won the 17th Annual Writing for Children Competition held by CANSCAIP and The Writers’ Union of Canada. Clutch is my first novel. I live in Toronto with my husband, Marc, and my kids, Alexandre and Juliana, but still call Montreal home.  

The long and official bio, if you really feel you need to know more:

ballcap-red-bg-square-smallHeather Camlot is a Toronto-based writer, editor and translator who has covered a diverse range of topics in her 20-year career, including books, health, technology, travel, entertainment, décor and parenting. 

She graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and from New York University with a Master of Arts in Journalism. She worked for numerous magazines and digital properties, including Ladies’ Home Journal, TV Guide Canada, Style at Home, Quicken.ca, MySweetBaby.ca, Microsoft Home Magazine and WorkLivePlayCafe.com

Heather has written for The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, Help! We’ve Got Kids, and Quill & Quire, among others, and was a columnist for Vu Magazine, Canadian Living.com, Homemakers.com, and Microsoft Home Magazine. She has translated French articles for English publications Owl, CAA-Quebec’s Touring, and Société Des Alcools de Quebec’s (SAQ) TCHIN TCHIN and Cellier.

Heather worked part-time for Toronto children’s bookstore Mabel’s Fables, where she did triple-duty as bookseller, French book buyer, and blog manager and contributor. Although she stepped down from in-store duties in September 2016 after two years, she continues to manage the blog and order French books.

A friend of the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP), she currently serves as the speaker coordinator for the organization’s annual Packaging Your Imagination conference. She was a judge for the Juvenile/YA category of the 2016 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Crime Writing and won the 17th annual Writing for Children Competition held by CANSCAIP and The Writers’ Union of Canada. Clutch is her first novel. She lives in Toronto with her husband, Marc, and her kids, Alexandre and Juliana, but still calls Montreal home.  

Memberships:

  • CANSCAIP
  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation
  • Editors’ Association of Canada
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) – Canada East
  • The Writers’ Union of Canada

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