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Bill Campbell

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in Pittsburgh, PA, The United States


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Bill Campbell is a native of Pittsburgh and an alumnus of Northwestern University. Throughout his varied and illustrious career, he has done everything from assembling Christmas toys in Cleveland; loading trucks, bookkeeping, and being an AmeriCorps volunteer in Atlanta; coordinating an elementary school literacy program in D.C. to teaching English as a second language in the Czech Republic. He's also the former publisher of the independent magazine, Contraband, and the music trade magazine, CD Revolutions.

Bill came out with Sunshine Patriots, a semi-satirical, military sf novel, back in 2004. My Booty Novel, which he likes to call "fluff for nerds," came out in 2007. His new book, Pop Culture: Politics, Puns, and "Poohbutt" from a Liberal

[Call for Submissions] Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond

That's right, yall. I've got a new project coming, and we're looking for submissions!

Here are some of the details:

"Co-editors Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall seek donated submissions for the first in a series of anthologies comprising original and reprinted genre material for, by, and/or about persons of color.

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Published on January 24, 2013 18:27
Average rating: 3.92 · 446 ratings · 108 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mothership: Tales from Afro...

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APB: Artists against Police...

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Koontown Killing Kaper

4.14 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Sunshine Patriots

4.09 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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My Booty Novel

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Future Fiction: New Dimensi...

3.67 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Baaaad Muthaz (Baaaad Mutha...

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Sunspot Jungle: The Ever Ex...

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Koontown Killing Kaper (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:32PM
Description: All the rappers in Koontown are being killed, and rumor has it that it's vampire crack babies doing the killing. Desperate the police reach out to Genevieve "Jon Vee" Noire, ex-super model/ex-homicide detective/private detective. Together with her former partner, Genevieve must navigate the dangerous world of gangsta rappers, shady record executives, corrupt cops and politicians, '80s pimps, welfare queens, secret sistah societies, Ubernoggin, and the National Guard. Can the ex-super model survive the chaos and insanity to save her beloved Koontown while it explodes all around her?
Pop Culture: Politics, Puns, and "Poohbutt" from a Liberal Stay-at-Home Dad (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:30PM
Description: An excerpt from my new book. I hope you enjoy.
My Booty Novel (Literature & Fiction)
4 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:32PM
Description: Thirty-two-year-old writer, Damian Cross, has just returned from a disastrous first book tour only to be dumped by his fiancée. Now newly-single for the first time in seven years, he has to pick up the pieces, start his life all over again, and write a second novel. Damian blogs his way through today's dating scene and all its hazards—online dating, biological clocks, single mothers and their children, well-meaning friends, ex-girlfriends, and his meddling, matchmaking cousin—to find that the only thing that stands between him and success may actually be himself. Can Damian stop his world from crumbling around him and get it together in time to gain a chance at true happiness and write the “booty novel” everyone's telling him to write?
Sunshine Patriots (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Rebellion erupts on the "paradise" planet of Elysia, plunging the colony into chaos. In response, the all-powerful United Earth dispatches its elite corps of cyborg soldiers, led by Aaron "The Berber" Barber. For a hero celebrated galaxy-wide for his acts of bravery against alien hordes, a ragtag group of colonized miners with antiquated weapons should be no challenge. But Barber and his soldiers are unprepared to meet the most dangerous enemy yet--humans just like them. And on Elysia, the soldiers discover dangers that neither United Earth nor the Elysians themselves could have foreseen. The secrets Barber and his soldiers uncover lead them to question the true meaning of freedom in a world where nothing is what it seems.
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"Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley.

I requested this ARC largely due to seeing Shirin Neshat’s exhibit “Facing History” at the Hirshhorn Gallery in Washington, DC. I hadn’t heard of her before, and that was due more to my ignorance of Modern Art. The e..." Read more of this review »
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Jaree Francis From author to author

Free sample

message 31: by Bill

Bill Watch the new video I just made this afternoon for my novel, Koontown Killing Kaper:

Babydoll Hi Bill!
Thank you for the friend request. I look forward to sharing book reviews with you...happy reading! :)

message 29: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Bill...Thanks for accepting my friendship.

message 28: by Jaree (last edited Mar 03, 2010 06:29AM)

Jaree Francis Hey, what's going on, bro? If you get a chance, check out the book trailer for my debut novel, Metra City: Destiny's Kiss

Patricia Garlitz Thank You so much for adding me as a friend.

message 26: by Roxanne

Roxanne Hi Bill! Thanks for being a friend.

message 25: by Vanessa

Vanessa Hello Bill!

Thanks for the friendship!


Nathalie How do I submit a story, Bill?

message 23: by Lincoln


I don't get to Goodreads nearly as often as I'd like because I'm writing my 4th book. So, I wanted to make sure and stop by and let you know that I am thrilled to be your friend here! Are you on twitter? My twitter name is: linc0lnpark

Have a fantastic day!


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Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.

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Roger Cottrell Hi Bill,
Good to meet you buddy. I#f you're into science fiction you might like to check out my book, THE LUNDQUIST CHRONICLES on

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Jatana Williams Thanks for the add! Have a blessed week! Ms.Thang, Author "In My Prayers with My Legs Wide Open"

message 19: by Bill (last edited Aug 28, 2008 05:44AM)

Bill Hey, have yall checked out and/or subscribed to my blog, Tome of the Unknown Writer, yet?

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hope your week is filled with happiness, positivity and inspiration!

message 17: by Gracie

Gracie Hi Bill,

Just wanted to pop in and let you know I enjoyed My Booty Novel.

You can check out a review over at my shelf on

I also enjoy your blog. Thanks for the invite and reco!

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Take care and keep in touch!


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Enjoy your week!

message 15: by Carrie

Carrie Good morning Bill!

How are you?

I was supposed to send this message with your invitation....yes well....I am not so good with computer skills (which is pretty evident) here it is!

Greetings from England!

I am sorry I have been so busy on promotions and rarely get the pleasure to indulge myself on this site but I just wanted to invite you personally to listen to the BBC, who invited both myself and 8 Joni-Pip avids to appear on their show Go4it!

It's probably impossible to listen to the BBC in your neck of the woods but I wanted to invite you anyway.

I hope all is going spiffingly with you!


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Michele thanks for the ad Bill Michele Marchetti
Looking for pt.ft help nationwide
Join my number 1 team in the nation!

message 13: by maria

maria Hey there,Bill
Thank you for add me as your friends.
It`s my honor to be in your friends list.
I look forward to reading your books!
Best regards

message 12: by Bridget

Bridget Morrow Hi Bill, thanks for the invite, new to goodreads but really glad I found it.

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Gracie Hi Bill,

Thanks for the invite!

My Booty Novel sounds like an interesting read and I've added it to my tbb list.

Wishing you much success!

Have a great week and keep in touch ;)


message 10: by Jillian

Jillian Hello! Had a lot of fun going over your shelves. Really interesting selection and I picked quite a few as my "to-reads". Glad to have met you.

Shawnette Hi, Bill...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends....wishing you all the best in have quite an impressive book shelf...WOW...definitely looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all book recommendations you may have...Happy Reading :-)

Maggie Bill
Thank you for the add!

Kyong-Mi Hi Bill. Thank you for adding me.

message 6: by Erin

Erin Phelps I worked for AmeriCorps too! It's still one of the best things I've ever done.

Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me yesterday. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.


Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:

Jeremy Hi Bill!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)

message 2: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:16PM)

Jeremy Thanks for sharing, Bill! I really appreciate it. INVISIBLE MAN is quite the awesome novel.

Jeremy :)

message 1: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:14PM)

Jeremy Hi Bill!

If you don't mind sharing--I was wondering, what's your favorite novel of all time?

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous friendships, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)

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