Interview with Bob Campbell

Hey, you want to be interviewed?
Sure, why not.
Question number two, what do you...
Excuse me? Two? Whatever happened to one?
That was where I asked if you wanted to be interviewed. Don't you remember?
Well, yes, but - hey, wait... That means we're already on question four after I finish answering this one. Maybe I don't want to be interviewed.
Okay, fine with me. Are you sure though?
Nah, just yanking your chain, go right ahead.
All right, question five: Would you like to expand on that a little further?
What? I don't get it. Expand on what a little further?
On the original question four. Did you want me to go back?
No, dagnabit, because that means now you're already on question seven after this answer. Just advance to question seven... if it makes sense.
Of course, all my questions make sense. It's not my fault if you don't let me ask the right question in the right slot. What do you do in your spare time?
You mean when I'm not working being unemployed? I do all those things authors always say they do: I read, I write, I do active things (that I don't really do, because, come on: hiking, camping, kayaking - seriously, folks, that's way too much work). Instead I do click pictures of anything that presents itself: trains, scenery, nature and critters, people (but only those without restraining orders against me).
What's the secret to your writing?
Turning on the computer and praying that little spinning cursor thingy turns into a desktop at some point where I can fire up WordPerfect. Otherwise, it's Snicker bars and Diet Dr Pepper. (If I plug enough name brands, do you think I'll get a product endorsement?)
People have sometimes said you don't really look your age - what gives?
You probably didn't hear them right, they most likely said, "He doesn't really act like his age..." but otherwise, I'd attribute it to adipose tissue. Natural fat fillers does wonders to smooth out wrinkles. Combine that with getting gray hairs before you're twenty and that transition to even more gray is pretty smooth.
Thanks for your time. Any parting comments you'd like to make?
This was possibly the most odd interview I've never done. Thanks for your time. Oh, and buy my book... although don't feel guilty if you don't, because, really, eating is over-rated, I'm sure... and I did mention I'm unemployed, right? So this is almost like my job, except my job, it'd be all serious and something could die if I fouled up; compared to here, the worst I can do is fail to entertain you and you die of boredom. Dang, I'm back to killing something if I foul up. Now that's pressure. Gee, thanks. Now I'm hungry and depressed.
Published 2014-12-03.
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Books by This Author

iDition: Samples from the Collective Works of Bob Campbell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / Pictorial
Ten sample pictures and passages from every book currently available by the illustrious Bob Campbell to help you fully appreciate what you're missing when you fail to add additional titles to your cart. (Special edition to meet A-Fruit iCorporation's requirements for publication. Intended for the iAudience only.)
North Oregon Coast (Not Another Travel Guide)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Visit Astoria, Lincoln City, Newport along the North Oregon Coast and a stop in McMinnville taking several days to puddle along with us to water parks, nature trails, piers, restrooms, and, of course, time spent in the rain with yet another Not Another Travel Guide visual adventure.
Free Samples from the Collective Works of Bob Campbell
Price: Free! Words: 11,450. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Ten sample pictures and passages from every book currently available by the illustrious Bob Campbell to help you fully appreciate what you're missing when you fail to add additional titles to your cart. Not to mention, my "Also By Bob Campbell" section got so large in my books, it was eating into space I'd rather devote to additional images for your pleasure concerning the main topic or treatise.
Tribute to Senior Tennis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Tennis, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Photo collection of the Vancouver Lake Shore Athletic Club (and surrounding area) Senior Tennis group not meant for general consumption (See extended description for content warning notes).
Not Another Travel Guide: Gause, Texas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,570. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Hey, y'all! Settle in and sit a spell while you enjoy your latest virtual vacation... to Gause, Texas. Crammed with over 200 images to give you the full flavor of this east Central Texas town. You might be surprised what all you discover.
Not Another Travel Guide: Seneca, Kansas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
Over 100 full color images pull you into a small farming town in northeastern Kansas allowing you to experience a Sunday where the clocks run slower and the people are truly the salt of the earth. From town to field, sun up to sun down, see what you're missing.
Not Another Travel Guide - High Octane: Piddle, Puddle, Traffic Jam - Yellow Stone National Park, Mt Rushmore, and other Vacation Destinations in the Rain (Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Hold onto yer butt for this 3,000 mile journey across the northwestern interior states of Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, & Wyoming (including brief mentions of Oregon and Washington). Includes stops at Yellow Stone National Park, Mt Rushmore, Devils Tower, Jewel Cave, plus lots more in 200+ full color pictures as you travel with us from rest area to traffic jam across the region.
Not Another Travel Guide: Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,920. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Visit Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge in this virtual visual tour of 130 color pictures covering everything from the common to the rare in Southwest Washington. Useful identification images with location guide. Includes many once-in-a-lifetime views of this remarkable location.
Long - Long - Short . Long - : Nifty Fifty Finds, 50 Railroad and Railway Discoveries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / Pictorial, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
While trains and railway scenes are interesting, every-so-often you stumble upon a really neat example of something special. This collection of over 150 full color images consists of my top fifty finds throughout the years.
Long - Long - Short . Long - : Weekly Training, Railroad Photography Throughout the Year
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / Pictorial, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
New Year's Resolution: Weekly Training! An entire year of railroad photography, clocking in at nearly 250 pictures, covering images for all 52 weeks, come rain or shine, heck or high water. Hang onto your butt, it's more challenging than you think.
Not Another Travel Guide - High Octane: California - Nevada - Utah - Arizona
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Eight days, seven nights, 4000 miles, and over 90 full color images with fast flowing text pull you through an incredible journey through California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Includes stops at Blythe Intaglios, San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, Desert Arizona, the Grand Canyon, Zion and Yosemite National Parks, and more.
Long - Long - Short . Long - : Amtrak
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / Pictorial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Over one hundred passenger train images following Amtrak (and a couple surprises) predominantly through the Pacific Northwest through all seasons and weather conditions. Grab your bag, watch your step, and climb on up. All aboard!
Long - Long - Short . Long - : Railway Scenes 2013-2014
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / Pictorial, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Over sixty beautiful railway images combining scenery and rail action covering locations from Washington and Oregon, out into neighboring states, even a couple photographs from Texas. Come along with us on a journey through the living history of the railroad.
Not Another Travel Guide: Seaside, Oregon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
A visual feast from the Oregon Coast with over sixty high-quality images marking the common and not-so-common sights from Seaside, OR. Use as a trip photo pre-planner or a virtual vacation.