Former fire captain Gregory Lee Renz describes how his experiences fighting fires translated to writing a novel about the same. Along the way, he offers advice for other writers who aspire to write from experiences of their own. Content warning: episode includes mentions of suicide and PTSD
I'm thrilled to announce I'll now be teaching, coaching, and consulting through Stoughton Parks and Recreation! I'm really grateful for this opportunity and look forward to becoming more involved in the local arts community. If you're unable to enroll in my in-person "Write Your Novel Now" course through the University of Wisconsin, you'll still have a… Continue reading Now Teaching Through Stoughton Parks and Rec!
I'm thrilled to announce that on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., I’ll be at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha with dozens of other authors to help celebrate the best in literature from across the state, country, and beyond. So come pay me a visit! This event is only weeks before… Continue reading SE WI Festival of Books, Here I Come!
The EMPATHY series has just added another event to its fall lineup. On Saturday, September 28th from 2 - 6 p.m., I'll be at Fireman's Park in Columbus, Wisconsin with dozens of other exhibiting authors and artists. So come pay me and other area authors and artists a visit! We can chat all things sci-fi… Continue reading Oddtoberfest, Here We Come!
This is a topic that rears its head from time to time in the writing community, and it was recently reignited on Twitter after a creative writing teacher told one of his students the below. https://twitter.com/26LetterWorlds/status/1152001467647004672 Yikes. Not only is this bad advice, it's downright harmful and discouraging to the community at large. Though it… Continue reading The Worst Writing Advice I Ever Received
Have you heard? Both books in the EMPATHY series are currently 50% off on Smashwords! Just use code SSW50 at check-out to cash in on these great summer savings. Get Imminent Dawn on Smashwords here. Buy Mourning Dove here while this deal lasts.
I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be returning to Eau Claire this October for a joint reading and signing event with author Nathan Hopp! On October 12th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The Local Store, you can join us for an afternoon of bookish fun. Don't forget to RSVP on Facebook here! If you haven’t yet… Continue reading R. R. Campbell Returns to Eau Claire!
Over Memorial Day weekend, I had the privilege of speaking at WisCon 43. While there, I also worked as a vendor, peddling my books and chatting with other conference-goers. One such conference-goer was artist A D'Amico, who snagged a copy of Imminent Dawn (yay!) and also took a moment to pass along a sample of her portfolio. I… Continue reading It’s Here! Mourning Dove Character Art
I'm excited to announce I'll be headed to Chicago this October for my first author event outside the state of Wisconsin! On October 16th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at The Book Cellar, you can join me and other area authors for this reading and signing event. I very much look forward to it! If you… Continue reading R.R. Campbell Comes to Chicago!
On the longest day of the year, my wife and I set off on a westward trek across five states and countless cities. From La Crosse to Rochester to Sioux Falls to Gilette to Missoula (and so many places in between), we took in the wildlife, played 90s Trivial Pursuit, and listened to the Hamilton soundtrack ad nauseam.… Continue reading What I Learned About Writing by Not Writing in Montana