Annie Campbell

Biography

Annie Campbell is a pen name, I am not sure why I felt unable to put my own name to my work, part of it goes back to old personal issues. Now that I have completed my fifth book, I have greater belief in my work and my worth, but back when I first began the publishing process for Tomorrow Begins Today, I felt a little insecure. Also, because the main character I had created, Lou, was semi autobiographical, I wasn't at that time ready to own certain aspects of our similarities. Now, not only can I publicly own my historic over reliance on alcohol, but I am proud of my recovery and achievements in sobriety. I shy from calling myself an alcoholic, not because I am concerned about any stigma, but because having spent 3.5 years with others in recovery, I genuinely do not believe I fall into that category. Regardless of title, I had an unhealthy relationship with the bottle for 30 odd years and am happily, healthily sober nowadays.
I live on the East Coast of Scotland with my tolerant husband and my impatient Labradoodle Molly. I work part time, which is necessary as I have an insular personality and writing is an isolating profession. If I didn't have to go to work, I would probably rarely leave the house or speak to others.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
My first Essay at school I suppose, I made up stories in my head from my earliest memories
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I looked at many different ways of publishing my work. I suppose much depends on why one writes and what one expects from a published novel. I am not seeking fame or fortune, I don't imagine I will be taught in schools or turned into a movie. My only hope is that a few folk may come across my work and enjoy what they read.
Obviously for these reasons I was not going to push a rock uphill by trying one of the large printing publishing houses. I looked at a variety of self publishing houses online, but having checked so many avenues i decided that Smashwords showed an easy way to see my words out there in the ether, for anyone to purchase. I would definitely go down this route again
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Annie Campbell online


Series

Doolan Family
Beginning with A Second Chance, we follow different members of the Doolan Family, or Doolan Security as they find their HEA

Books

Saving Pat
Series: Doolan Family. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,900. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This, the third standalone HEA of the Doolan Family Series, is Patrick Doolans story. Having spent the last few weeks becoming reacquainted with his old crush Sara Gordon, Pat has almost reached the point of asking her for a date. He seriously doubts that being arrested for murder is going to impress her any.
Layers Beneath (2nd in the Doolan Family series) - contemporary romance HEA standalone
Series: Doolan Family. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 101,890. Language: American English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Aiden Doolan needs to learn to relax. Cassie Aguilar knows how to have fun. Problem? Cassie thinks Aiden was born with a stick up his butt and Aiden thinks Cassie is a shallow self absorbed trust fund brat. Can Aiden learn to unbend? Will Cass ever respect herself enough to seek more than a quick fling? Will either look under the obvious persona for the layers beneath? Can they find middle ground?
A Second Chance
Series: Doolan Family. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,250. Language: American English. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Six years after a night of terror at the hands of the man she loved, Shannon Doolan finds herself thrown once into close proximity with him,working against time to find a stalker who has threatened Ethan King, the guy Doolan Security are contracted to protect. Realizing her feelings for Clay haven't changed, Shannon must decide whether she dare risk her heart again and give Clay a second chance.
Dreams of a Tomorrow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,380. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A modern romance, this is a complete story with no cliffhanger. Independent Ellie, having recovered from a life threatening illness, literally bumps into Jake and Jimi on her Trans American travels. The two brothers and their friends give Ellie a glimpse of family life and feeling of belonging she always wanted. However, for Ellie and Jake, their love and future is uncertain.
Lying Straight
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Zander is a Boston Cop desperate to find and stop a drug supplier. Jonnie is his long time friend who happens to be gay. Josie is Jonnies BFF and recently began seeing Sean, Zanders prime suspect. How can Zander get close to Sean? Easy, pretend to be Jonnies new squeeze. No problem. Until he begins to develop feelings for Josie, feelings he is determined not to act on. until he kisses her...
Tomorrow Begins Today
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 109,970. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Isolating in her grief, recently widowed Lou finds herself volunteering at a camp for troubled kids. She soon realises that the kids are not the only troubled ones. Sexy lawyer Garvey is ashamed of his background and guilt ridden supervisor Cal believes he must spend his life making amends. As relationships develop and strengthen between the volunteers and the kids, new beginnings seem possible

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