Hey, I'm Philippa Cameron, the author of three Young Adult books. I love reading Young Adult novels. And books from other genres too. Any of them. All of them. Good thing, then, that I'm also a librarian...

News! What do John Green and I have in common? We both write contemporary teen books that adults also love to read, and we're both launching our new books on the same date - October 10! (Okay, so I'm not famous and I don't run a hugely successful vlog and my books haven't been made into movies - yet. Still, it's like we're the same person!)



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however dark the night
How do you stop yourself from falling in love when it means giving up so much?
When Alex meets Erin, he doesn't realize he's fallen for her until it's too late. And he can never let Erin find out about how he feels because he's an Oxy and she's a Blue. In a world where the air has changed, leaving the Blues unable to breathe properly, the power is in the hands of those who can - the Oxys. Alex has much more to lose than just his heart, but how do you stop yourself from falling in love?
Out on October 10! Pre-orders are open now on Amazon.

every move i have made
    How far would you go to avoid going back?
    A romantic, suspense-filled novel about how falling in love can change everything... When the phone rings in the middle of the night, Hayley knows it is not good news, and she's right: her boyfriend, Jesse, is missing, and she might have been the last one to see him. 17-year-old Hayley has never had a real boyfriend before, one who phones you just to hear the sound of your voice, one who buys you a gift just to see you smile. So when the hottest boy in school turns his attentions to her, Hayley finds herself having to reconsider her plan, a plan to get her out of her home - where every day darkness threatens below the surface - and away from her life. Will her romance with Jesse help her escape, or can danger can be found everywhere, not only at home, and even within the boy you love? Soon, Hayley needs to make a decision on just how far she will go to ensure that nobody stands in her way.
    Only 99c for the month of October on Amazon!
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Amazon Review by Nicola Jones: Every Move I Have Made is a suspense-filled, roller coaster of a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until The. Very. Last. Sentence. Cameron’s prose flows smoothly, the dialogue is witty and humorous (particularly when it comes to Hayley and her friends), and the characters are well-developed. Fans of suspense and mystery will be thoroughly entertained, as will the YA audience with Cameron's authentic teen characters and a storyline that will engage teen readers.
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Amazon Review by Audiobookhoe. Well-written young adult novel with real life relatable themes. There was a great relationship between Hayley and her friends that was awesome to see in a YA novel. No cattiness or girls hating girls, just true friendship. The subplot with her missing boyfriend makes for a great mystery you spend the entire book trying to figure out. All in all I really enjoyed this one. Recommended to YA Contemporary, romance and mystery fans with some crossover adult appeal!
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Amazon Review. Everything is going according to Hayley's plan to escape from her home, where the darkness lies, until Jesse, the most popular boy in school, draws her into his picture-perfect life. But the darkness follows her into this world, and before long she realises she could be trapped - and has to decide how far she's willing to go to make sure her dreams are not crushed. There are clues throughout the novel that things aren't quite right, but the tension builds nice and slowly, and a few red herrings are tossed out until all the puzzle pieces come together at the end.

the day we are born
    How do you get through every day when you think you should be dead?

    Elle is 13 when she realizes she is not meant to be here. Telling her parents lands her in therapy and on anti-depressants, and by the age of 16 nothing has changed - except that Sam, the boy-next-door, seems to want to be more than just friends. Elle doesn’t have the energy for a boyfriend but does she even have a choice? Because something weird happens every time she and Sam are in the same room... Things come to a head when best friend Libby tries to drag Elle to a music festival that she knows her parents won't approve of. It's going to be a challenge to persuade her parents to let her out of their sight, but she needs them to let her go – and she doesn’t mean only to the concert. Meanwhile, Libby is hatching all sorts of plans, and their ticket to the festival might just be Sam.
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Amazon Review from Ryan Guy: Through the first-person narrative of Elle, the book's main character, we gain insight into her day-to-day teenage life-her ups and downs as she copes with depression, a very high-maintenance BFF, an old friend from the past, and well-meaning, but perhaps too overprotective, parents. Though there is romance in the book, the true emotional arc of this story has nothing to do with teen love and I found the author's willingness to tread along deeper emotional avenues refreshing.This is an well-told, often humorous, unflinching, and poignant coming of age story where others besides just the main character experience growth from their challenges.The Day We Are Born took me through a whole gamut of emotions and I will definitely be reading any follow-up novels to this superb entry in contemporary fiction.
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Amazon Review by Denise Kawaiion What a great book. I was challenged to read a book with a main character who lives with depression, and Phillip Cameron's The Day We Are Born was recommended to me (thanks, Reddit). As someone who has lived a life surrounded by depressed people, Phillipa's descriptions about the illness are both on-point and easy to relate to. As a caretaker, I was able to identify with Elle's parents and their fears for their daughter. As someone who has suffered from depression, I could feel her need to keep moving, keep going, keep moving forward. This would be a wonderful read for anyone who cares about someone with a mental illness that they don't understand, or for a young person trying to figure themselves out in the midst of a depressive disorder. .
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Amazon Review by Danielle This was a thought-provoking read for me and my teenage daughter, and the start of some insightful conversation. Teenage depression is a concern for all parents and this first-person tale with such a likeable character quickly created empathy with the main character's feelings of 'not being like everybody else'. The gentle humour, the conflicts of growing up and the twist in the tale kept us reading right to the end. I would definitely recommend this book, and I will be looking out for other titles in the series.

    what is the elements series?
    Did you notice that each of my books is called an Elements novel? They're not in a series; each book stands on its own. They are called the Elements because I love to write to a theme, and these books all have as a theme one of the elements: The Day We Are Born has water as its element, Every Move I Have Made has earth,, and my new book, However Dark The Night, is based on wind,.

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