L.K. Campbell

Biography

As both a reader and a writer, I'm a lifelong lover of the written word. I started my writing career as a newspaper columnist for my hometown daily newspaper where I worked from 1986-2007. When I began writing fiction, I chose the romance genre, because that was what I enjoyed reading. My books cover a variety of romance sub-genres: World War II romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, historical mystery, and the supernatural.

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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Series

Dakota Lawmen Mysteries
Red Gorge, Dakota Territory where gold, greed, and sex can lead to murder.

The Law & Annabelle

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The Sheriff & Camille

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The Marshal & Susanna

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The Evergreen B&B
The story of a century-old mansion turned into a lovely mountain bed & breakfast, but the late former owners may refuse to leave.

Inheriting Evergreen

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Haunting Evergreen

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Revisiting Evergreen

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Loving A Soldier
Three couples find romance during and after World War II.

A Soldier's Love

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Gold Star Wife

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A Different Tune

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Books

The Marshal & Susanna
Series: Dakota Lawmen Mysteries. Pre-release—available November 22, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,710. Language: American English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Needing a fresh start, Stanley Washburn and daughter, Susanna leave Philadelphia for Red Gorge, Dakota Territory. Stanley’s nephew, Jared has arranged for the purchase of The Lucky Seven saloon—a deal Susanna soon regrets. When the town’s banker is murdered, her family is caught in the middle of the ensuing investigation by. U.S. Marshal, Seth Davis, a man to whom Susanna has become attracted.
The Sheriff & Camille
Series: Dakota Lawmen Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,590. Language: American English. Published: December 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Western
In 1884, Camille Canfield arrives in the small gold mining town of Red Gorge, Dakota Territory to deliver tragic news to her friend, Jane Ford. When Jane’s business partner is murdered, Jane is the prime suspect, and Sheriff Jack Findley wastes no time arresting her. Camille refuses to believe her friend is guilty and will go to any lengths to discover the truth, even if it means provoking Jack.
Comfy Shorts: Four Romantic Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 31,640. 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 B&B. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: American English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Stephanie 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 to her family reunion at Evergreen. Upon seeing the house again, Stephanie senses that her ancestors are still in residence there. Will the kindred spirits from Evergreen’s past give her the courage to tell the truth?
Haunting Evergreen
Series: The Evergreen B&B, Book 2. Price: $0.99 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.
Inheriting Evergreen
Series: The Evergreen B&B, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,130. 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
Series: Dakota Lawmen Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 31,370. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
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: Free! Words: 64,980. 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,630. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In the summer of 1946, war-widow Janet Lewis travels to Fort Jackson to visit friends. Finding a new love is the last thing she expects from her vacation until she becomes reacquainted with Major Paul Adams, an officer who once served with her husband. Paul has foregone marriage and family in order to devote his life to the Army, but Janet could change everything if her children will accept him.
A Different Tune
Series: Loving A Soldier. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,710. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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: Free! Words: 54,130. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
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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