About

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 J.K. Campbell lives and writes in the wind-swept wilds of Texas. He is a legendary master of starting many novels, but an infamous amateur at finishing them. His ill fortune improved upon the publication of his first Children's book, Winda the Witch:Tales of the Spooky Folk. He has also begun writing fiction for adults, in the genres of Fantasy, Horror and Westerns. 

 Ok, that was a short, clever, funny bio. Haha, I bet you're laughing now! For a more in depth bio, well, read on. 


I've been writing, off and on, for about 15 years now. Started, and never finished, several novels. Wrote several short stories, a novelette, and lots of background info and world-building notes, most of which have never seen the light of day. Until about two years ago, I despaired of ever finishing a longer work. I finally decided I was putting way too much pressure on myself to write something "serious" or "literary-worthy", even though I was mainly interested in fantasy/speculative fiction. I had been interested in writing a holiday themed story, whether Halloween or Christmas I was unsure at the time. Seeing as how it was Halloween time, well, I went with the obvious. 


I wanted to write something that could be enjoyed by all ages, but targeted for children. Something with an old-school feel, yet timeless. I thought of the many holiday TV specials I grew up with --Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, etc., and tried to take what I liked best about them and incorporate it into a world and story of my own making. With characters that represented somewhat stereotypical Halloween types, but with their own identities and problems that readers (kids? all those young at heart?) could identify with. And, I just wanted to have fun telling a story. 


Winda the Witch: Tales of the Spooky Folk is the result. It's gotten some great reviews so far. I love the characters and the world. So I will continue to tell tales about Winda, and Gobbler, and Weatherby. And others, some not mentioned yet. Even though I'm really, really not sure such a thing is financially feasible. Middle-Grade books don't sell very well, or at least that's what I keep reading about. Not indie-authored ones, anyhow. But. I can't step away from these stories and lives yet. Not when there's still so much to tell. So, if anybody out there is reading this, and is interested, stay tuned. More spooky tales on the way...


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