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It started in the hills near Perth, where he was brought rather quietly and with little fanfare into the world. The farming area tucked in the south-west corner of Western Australia became forever his reference point, but even then the world seemed broad and large, with the fields of wheat stretching to the horizon. But the whole world could not simply have been a field of wheat. There had to be more. So, a foray in the big city, slaving through low-paid jobs, struggling and then succeeding, briefly, to make a sporting career in basketball, until succumbing reluctantly to academia. The history graduate, bored and restless, heads off to see the world. He lands a part-time job with a daily paper in a small Canadian town, convinces major newsp ...more

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Campbell Jefferys The magic that happens from creating something out of nothing. You have an idea, write the book, draft and rewrite and edit and rewrite until you're…moreThe magic that happens from creating something out of nothing. You have an idea, write the book, draft and rewrite and edit and rewrite until you're kind of happy with it. Then someone reads it and they like it. That's satisfying.(less)
Campbell Jefferys Writer's block is not so much an inability to write, but what happens when a writer has nothing compelling and fascinating enough to write about. It's…moreWriter's block is not so much an inability to write, but what happens when a writer has nothing compelling and fascinating enough to write about. It's the lack of a big idea.
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As the winter rolls on, I’m glad to say I’ve stayed healthy and published a new book, Rowan and Eris. Not much on the sports front, apart from a bit of running and swimming. I started playing basketball again, and that’s been both fun and challenging, the latter because the league I’m playing in is rather dirty and it’s a success to get through a game without an injury and with all of my teeth....

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Rowan and Eris by Campbell Jefferys
"I was deep inside in “Rowan and Eris” and I liked it so much! It's sooo well written! Great!
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Hunter is a very interesting book telling the tale of 2 people in different countries and different times of their lives. Fischer is a young, wounded..." Read more of this review »
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Well-written and fascinating read. Issues of hate, nationalism, and racism are just as timely today in America. The book made me think hard about the state of our nation and where it's heading."
True Blue Tucker by Campbell Jefferys
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I liked the character of Darius. He was flawed but he was trying. He had dreams, goals, fears and short comings that..." Read more of this review »
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" Thanks for the review, Tami. You might be interested to know I did a semester at UVic in 1997. Really enjoyed my time in Victoria, BC.
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