Malcolm R. Campbell. . .

SunSinger4cover. . .Grew up in the Florida Panhandle and has included his favorite settings there in the short stories “Moonlight and Ghosts,” “Cora’s Crossing,” “The Land Between the Rivers,” “Carrying Snakes Into Eden,” Conjure Woman’s Cat, and “Emily’s Stories.” He now lives on a north Georgia farm with his wife and three cats. There’s plenty of room there, though he misses the Gulf Coast seafood.

. . .Worked as a bellman at Many Glacier Hotel in Montana’s Glacier National Park and has used that setting in his novels The Sun Singer, and Sarabande. The park was also featured in the three novels of the “Garden of Heaven” trilogy which is currently out of print. (Last time he checked, there were a few used copies of The Seeker, The Sailor and The Betrayed available on Amazon.)

. . .LandBetween2015His Kindle short story “The Lady of the Blue Hour” is set in Illinois where his grandparents lived and where his family spent many summer vacations.

. . .His father was a journalism school dean at Florida State University. The old timers on the school’s faculty told yarns and tall tales about old-style reporting, leading to his Campbell’s comedy/satire Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire.

. . .Campbell’s paranormal short story “Patience, I Presume” appears in the Spirits of St. Louis: Missouri Ghost Stories anthology from Rocking Horse Publishing, 2013. It’s available on Kindle and in paperback.

KIndle cover 200x300(1). . .His Gothic paranormal short story “Dream of Crows” appears in the Lascaux Prize 2014 Anthology published December 3, 2104.

. . .His novella Conjure Woman’s Cat was released in March 2015. This story is set in 1950s in the Florida Panhandle. Learn more about this Jim Crow era story about granny vs. the Klan on the book’s website. See the July 2015 interview on The Indie View in which he describes how he writes and why he wrote this book.

When he writes fantasies and paranormal stories, he has a lot of fun using real settings that he knows well. Even though the reader may not always know what’s real and what’s imaginary, the link to the settings, gives them greater depth.

“I guess I should e-mail my creative writing teachers and tell them I’m writing what I know.”



22 responses »

  1. Wonderful blog, you’re so full of thoughts, your mind is just astonishing and i hope that your skills in writing will only improve and more and more people will enter your blog to read your articles.

  2. Hey Malcom!

    I just ran across your blog and decided to contact you about my new philanthropic organization called Gone Reading International.

    We market a line of gifts for readers and donate 100% of company profits to fund new libraries in the developing world. You can read more about us at

    Any chance you can mention us in your blog???

    We’re finding that readers love what we’re doing, but spreading the word on a philanthropic budget is a challenge! Let me know what you think, and thanks in advance for your time.



    P.S. If doing a simple link swap works better for you, that’s certainly fine by me. Just let me know!

  3. Hi Malcolm, Knight of Words,

    I’ve got two questions: Would you consider reviewing my book, “99 Girdles on the Wall.” Regardless of how it may sound, it’s not a chick book. Here’s the blurb from the back cover:

    “For her estate sale, I nailed my mother’s twenty seven girdles to the wall of her bedroom. Girdles, instruments of torture that impede the breath, and imprison joy were emblematic of her repressive influence. Even when she
    lay dying, she had the energy to tell me to put my knees together.”

    There’s more about the book on my website: which brings me to the other question. If you like my blog, would you add it to your roll? And I’d return the gesture.

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