L.K. Campbell

Biography

L.K. Campbell started her writing career as a newspaper columnist for her hometown daily newspaper where she worked from 1986-2007. When she began writing fiction she wrote in the romance genre, because that was what she enjoyed reading. In 2000, she became the newspaper's composition supervisor. In 2007, she left the newspaper business behind and now does e-book formatting on a freelance basis for “indie” authors and for two publishers. She and her husband still live in their hometown, because they both enjoy the pace of small town living.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a small family farm. As the youngest in the family with few playmates my own age, I had to use my imagination to entertain myself. My father had an old 1920s model typewriter. Around age eight, I began typing stories about the family dogs on that old typewriter. I would take a sheet of legal-sized paper and draw it off into columns like the newspaper. As fate would have it, I spent 21 years of my adult life working at my hometown newspaper.
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
In ninth grade. My creative writing teacher that year was a great influence and encouraged me to never stop writing. I also had a best friend who loved writing, and we would write stories together. In high school, I contributed to the school's literary magazine. As a project for my journalism class, I contributed to a column about school affairs for our hometown newspaper. By this time, I knew that becoming a writer was my dream and only ambition.
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Books

The Evergreen Series: Books 1-3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,040. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
When Kristy Miller inherits her aunt's mountain home, Evergreen, she discovers a few surprising secrets about her aunt, but she also begins to wonder if her new home is haunted. In this 3-book series, Kristy sets about uncovering Evergreen's mysterious past. In the process she meets her future husband, two ghost hunters, and the family of Evergreen's original builder who return for a reunion.
Comfy Shorts: Four Romantic Short Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,380. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
The lead story, Love & Marry is a romantic comedy set in Puerto Rico. Wedding planner Marry Markham only wants a peaceful vacation, but radio psychologist Dr. Allen Love has other plans for her. Lead Me Home is an inspirational story set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The romantic comedies, In The Nick of Time, Not For Me, and the bonus Halloween story The House Next Door round out the collection.
Revisiting Evergreen
Series: The Evergreen Series. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,090. Language: American English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The family of Evergreen's original owners return, but their reunion is problematic. Stephanie Dickerson Perry is hiding a terrible secret from her past that has caused her to separate from her husband Neal. Determined to uncover her secret and win her back, Neal agrees to go with her to Evergreen to keep her family in the dark. Will a kindred spirit give her the courage to tell the truth?
Haunting Evergreen
Series: The Evergreen Series, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,190. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Two ghost hunters investigate the Evergreen Bed & Breakfast. What they find during a night in the honeymoon suite will take them both by surprise.
Loving A Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 167,040. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A special edition boxed set containing the novels, A Soldier's Love, Gold Star Wife, and A Different Tune. Three couples find love during a turbulent and changing time in history - the 1940s.
Inheriting Evergreen
Series: The Evergreen Series, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,120. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Kristy Miller’s aunt dies suddenly, leaving Kristy her mountain home, Evergreen. Kristy discovers that Aunt Leslie had kept a few secrets from her family, including how she earned her fortune. One of her aunt’s secrets leads Kristy into a new relationship with the charming but stubborn Drew Stone. And then there’s the other secret—Evergreen might be haunted, sending Kristy in search of a ghost.
The Law & Annabelle
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,470. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00)
Murder and romance collide in the old west gold mining town of Red Gorge, Dakota Territory 1882. U.S. Marshal Luke Johnson has a mystery to solve involving a phony diamond mine and two brutal murders. Young widow Annabelle Miles may hold the key to solving the crime and the key to his heart. That could change, though, when the investigation leads him to someone very close to Annabelle.
A Soldier's Love
Series: Loving A Soldier. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,340. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Katie McNeill is a shy clerk at the University of Maryland when in the fall of 1941, she finds herself caught between two very different men. One is Army officer, Ron Miller. The other is Jimmy Garrett, a young student determined to win Katie. On Sunday, December 7, all three of their lives are changed forever when innocence is lost and the future becomes uncertain.
Gold Star Wife
Series: Loving A Soldier. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,460. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.00)
In the summer of 1946 war-widow Janet Lewis travels to Fort Jackson to visit friends. She becomes reacquainted with Major Paul Adams, who once served with her husband. Paul has foregone marriage and family to devote his life to the Army. Now, he suddenly finds himself falling in love with Janet, but at age 35, is he ready to marry her and take on the role of father to her three young children?
A Different Tune
Series: Loving A Soldier. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,390. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00)
When former paratrooper Scott Riley returns home from the war, he has one aim--to meet the girl of his dreams. Cassie has been his pen pal, and his light at the end of the tunnel through most of his war experience. He goes to her hometown on the Gulf Coast of Florida with marriage on his mind only to find that she has other plans for her future.
Front Page News
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,530. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.25)
After ending her ill-fated love affair with the publisher of her hometown newspaper, journalist Jess McElroy secures a job with a rival paper. Her life is soon disrupted by a stalker who becomes more dangerous with each incident. Her new boss, Parker Montgomery is determined to solve the mystery of who is out to get Jess, but the stalker could be someone from Parker's dark past.

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