Guild Member Spotlight: Kimberli Reneé Campbell

Welcome to our ongoing series of conversations with Lost Genre Guild members. Catch them here on Mondays!

Kimberli Reneé Campbell

When did you join the LGG? How did you make the connection?

I joined the group in September 2006. I found out about the LGG when a member sent out an invitation to another writing group I belong to.

What's the first thing you remember that happened in the Guild?

Um…my memory stinks. Sorry. I can’t remember that far back. I’m lucky if I can remember what I did five minutes ago.

What's your genre and subgenre? Why do you think that is?

If I have to choose, I’d say Fantasy/Sword and Sorcery. I believe the Lord had me write in this genre because there are tons of secular stories in this genre that do not bring glory to his name. Yet, our children swarm to them. This must change.

Do you like to read the same genre as you write? What other genres interest you? Favourite authors?

I do enjoy reading fantasy. But I’d pretty much read any genre that has clean romance in it

Tell us about your published work, and where we can go to find out more.

I published my first book in November 2008 called – The Sword of Light: Shayia’s Adventures Book One. It is an easy to read children’s chapter book. You can find it on www.amazon.com, www.target.com, and www.theswordoflight.com (we’re working on the site).

What are you working on right now? How's progress?

At this time, I’m working on the sequel to The Sword of Light. How’s progress? Well, I have a three-year-old son (and a fifteen-year-old son) who keeps me busy ALL day long. He’s going through a phase where he wants me to play with him 24/7. In addition, I care for my father, who suffered a stroke this year. So, although things are not going as quickly as I’d like, I know the Lord will help me get the story done.

How has the LGG helped you in your work?

They have truly opened my eyes to genres (horror, supernatural, vampires, etc.) that I did not know existed in the “Christian” world. It’s exiting to see the Lord glorified in ALL genres.

What are your dreams for the future of Christian speculative fiction, and for yourself within that?

I would like us to continue to write stories which contain scripture and draw us closer to the Lord, even if the story is just to entertain.

Your best writing tip?

If the Lord has called you to write, then you write no matter what!

What else are you up to that our readers would find interesting?

I hope to work on a screenplay the Lord had given me many years ago to submit to Disney.

Something you reckon not many people know about you?

I love to dance and took lessons only as an adult – tap, ballet, and hip hop. I’m 45-years-old.

Your website or social media profile?

You can find me on Facebook and Twitter (soon). You can also see a trailer of my book at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g24buPdbSX8

Thank you!!!!