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Author Archives: AlexCampbell

Goodnight, Boy by Nikki Sheehan

So, I’m sitting here rather chuffed and pleased with myself. For getting the chance not only to read Goodnight, Boy by Nikki Sheehan before its launch today, but to interview … Continue reading

July 7, 2017

Saving the guardians to magical worlds

The library. The closest thing to the wardrobe doors of Narnia. My children not being partial to Saturday sport (alas, an aversion to round flying objects and moving one’s legs … Continue reading

October 5, 2016


It’s happy book birthday-day to the incredibly talented Dawn Kurtagich with the launch of her stunning, spine-chilling psychological thriller, THE CREEPER MAN – and I’m honoured to be doing the big … Continue reading

July 14, 2016

A-Z of first to final draft

  A is for Agonising over how to start. B is for Beginning. Because there’s no other way except to get words down on paper. C is for Character Arc … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview – Sarah Benwell interviews Alex Campbell about CLOUD 9

  Happy book birthday, Alex! I’m so excited to see CLOUD 9 out in the world! Could you perhaps tell readers a little bit about your story and what it’s … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Character on the couch

Main character: I really need to develop you. It’s no good, you’re sounding and acting far too much like me, your creator. Sometimes you behave too much like that favourite … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Poultry ideas…

So this week’s Author Allsorts’ question is where do you get your ideas…? My answer probably starts here…   …with a picture of a chicken. It was the way we … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

The elves ate my homework…

In answer to this week’s question: Generally speaking, I like deadlines. I’m the sort of person who appreciates a cut-off point; a cattle prod to keep me moving; a finish … Continue reading

January 9, 2015

The worst thing about writing

So the lovely Author Allsorts have asked me: What’s the worst thing about writing? Having waited so long to be published, it does feel a little churlish to attempt an … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

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