Kim Campbell interview


A little introduction:

My name is Kim Campbell, and I'm terrible with introductions. I'm socially awkward, yet somehow managed to marry an amazing guy and have two children. I have a tendency to be blunt and honest which has a lot to do with growing up in New Jersey. The Jersey attitude you might have heard of... it's really just a bunch of people who happen to be blunt. I won't vouch for all New Jersians being honest, because they aren't.
So far I've written 2 novels, I have two more in progress, and I've submitted to a few magazines this year. I love fantasy because it's a great escape from reality. Sometimes the real world is too harsh and stressful. There is nothing like escaping into a made up world to free oneself from real world stress.

When did your love of books begin?

It started in preschool, took a 10 year hiatus, and started back up again at age 18 when I was in college. The hiatus was an argument between my mother and I about what books were appropriate for my age. She said if I wouldn't read what she felt was appropriate then I couldn't take out books from the library. Well, it backfired on her because I stopped reading for fun after that.

When did you start to have the wish to become an author?

I think it was fourth grade. It's difficult to remember. I actually wanted to be an actress more; becoming an author was secondary. I did ask to minor in writing while I was in college, but my Dad refused to allow it.

How have you found the process for becoming an author?

Easy actually. Unless you mean becoming a good or successful author. All it takes to become an author is to write your story, have a cover created and then list and upload everything to Amazon and/ or Barnes and Noble. However, becoming a good author, takes patience, a willingness to ask others tons of questions, accept criticism with grace, and spend a lot of time learning how to market as well as implement those strategies. Being good at writing takes time.

What would you say to those wanting to become an author?

Don't let others tell you not to do it. If you want to do something, you need to quiet the voices of negativity and just go for it. Do whatever it take to get started and allow yourself to make a lot of mistakes getting there.

Tell us about your book/books:

The Last Danann Series is an urban fantasy series featuring coming of age, difficult situations, myths from multiple cultures, action, adventure, character depth, and some romance.
I like to write stories that keep people guessing.
My stand alone work in progress is about a warrior society of magical creatures that live in a reality adjacent to our own. They protect all other magical and non-magical creatures. The Asari' ni have never gotten sick or been affected by poisons in their history. Until they are faced with a chimera created specifically to annihilate their species from an unknown foe.

What do you love about the writing/reading community?

I find the writing community to be extremely supportive. I haven't dealt with any competition, only friendly authors who all want to help each other succeed. My experience with the online reading community is that there are not enough fantasy readers. Mostly, I've found romance readers on social.

If you could say anything to your readers what would it be?

First: Thank you so much for reading my books.
Second: Nothing in my series is predictable. Be prepared to be surprised.

Where can people connect with you?

I'm on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the handle @authorkim2020. I also have a website and through email


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