J.L. Campbell wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. After a hiatus of more than two decades, Campbell started writing again in 2004, contributing to online craft magazines, including Vision and T-Zero: The Writer’s E-Zine.

After having three novels contracted by small publishers in 2010, Campbell opted to self-publish two collections of Jamaican-themed short stories in 2011 and hasn't looked back since.

She has been a contributor to Bookends (literary pages of the Sunday Observer). She has won several awards and medals, for her short stories and young adult novels entered in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) Creative Writing Competition, including Outstanding Writer in the novel category.

Through learning the craft of writing via workshops, books and hundreds of articles, Campbell pursued her dream of becoming a published writer. She is an editor and workshop presenter, who openly admits to learning from better novelists than herself.

She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, women's fiction, new and young adult novels. She is the author of sixteen books, seven novellas and two short story collections. Her Amazon author page is here.

Visit her on the web at http://www.joylcampbell.com You can also connect with her on Twitter @JL_Campbell or on Facebook. To receive news about her latest books and giveaways, sign up to receive Snippets & Splashes at this link. Join her Facebook group here.


  1. Hello JL,

    What an awesome blog! I'm really enjoying it. Such wonderful posts and information about writing. Outs my little book promo blog to shame :-) Lol.

    I really need to embrace more of my craft of writing. But I'm busy promoting some fine new authors. Hope you'll stop by sometime!

    Much Happiness,
    Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon :)

    1. Thanks for your kind comments, Catherine. Just realized that you'd posted here. Thanks so much for visiting.

  2. Hi JL
    Nice to be here again!
    Though we met few years back via a to z
    and i have been to this page too but i could not post a feedback
    but it all came up on a coincidence this year as we are together
    in a team working for This years A to Z Challenge
    Nice to get you know a bit more about you and ha a bit more closely!
    Keep going my dear friend
    Keep up the good work
    I remain yours Joyful Brigade
    ~ Phil

  3. I am now one of your biggest fans. I've recently read The Vet's Christmas Pet and The Vet's Valentine Gift. And I just noticed that there is a 3rd book in this series, which I will have to get. I just love the characters in this book. Also, I've just finished reading Anya's Wish, Chasing Anya and Taming Celeste. I also loved the characters, especially Christophe. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to Haitian parents. So, I loved that you incorporated a character I can relate to big time. I loved the fact that you threw in the creole and French words. Is there any relation to a Haitian husband in real life? So, I will next read Contraband and Grudge. Are they out yet? Let me know...thanks.



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