Monday, October 04, 2010

Right Package, Wrong Baggage

About the Author

Wanda B. Campbell is an extraordinary and talented writer who brings creativity, a new sense of hope, and restoration through the healing power of God to the Kingdom, by way of Christian fiction. She uses real life everyday issues to exhort, motivate, and give comfort.

Wanda B. Campbell’s literary achievements include: Mommy’s Present, a short story appearing in the anthology The Midnight Clear (KNB Publications, November 2006) ISBN 0-9742207-0-1, First Sunday in October (W.B. Campbell Publications, January 2007) ISBN 978-0-9790458-0-6 and the Crusin for Christ I Short Story Contest winner with Illusions by Urban Christian, February 2009, ISBN 978-1601629432. Right Package, Wrong Baggage is her third novel.

Wanda currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband of twenty years and two sons. She also has the unique position of being the oldest of five siblings and also the youngest of twelve. Her hobbies include writing and reading of course, traveling, and collecting magnets from around the world. Wanda is the self-proclaimed biggest Oakland A’s fan.

List your published books.

First Sunday in October (January 2007).

Illusions (February 2009).

Right Package, Wrong Baggage (October 2010).

Which book did you find the hardest to birth?

Right Package, Wrong Baggage was the one subject matter I didn’t want to write about, because of the pain involved. This was the first story that brought me to tears as I typed. I’m talking the whole nine yards, snot and all.

Which book is your current favorite?

My current novel is always my favorite.

How would you describe your writing style?

I describe my writing style as direct and to the point. I like to dive into the plot early and then dig deep into the character’s psyche.

Do you listen to music while you write? If so, what kind?

Yes. The kind of music depends on the scene I’m writing. For romantic scenes I listen to Boyz II Men or my favorite, Jeffery Osborne. Otherwise, it’s Israel and New Breed.

What advice do you have for aspiring writers?

Learn as much as you can about the craft of writing and the literary business. Join a writing group and be open to critique.

Writers are often encouraged to write what they know. Have you found that to be the case with your writing?

Yes, but I also enjoy researching places and information.

About the Book


For five years, Pamela Roberts, has balanced the demands of being a single mother and a devoted Christian. She unselfishly places the needs of her son, Matthew, above her own. Although she tries to convince everyone that she’s happy with Jesus alone, Matthew handpicks the perfect present for her—a husband. Everything about the man her son chooses is perfect, except for his past.

Micah Stevenson is excited when he learns the son of the woman he has been praying about wants him to join their family permanently. Believing Pamela Roberts is his soul mate sent from God, Micah pursues her. Once he is certain of her love for him, Micah reveals his dark history, shaking the foundation of the once loving and stable relationship. Trust is broken as judgments and prejudices threaten to deny the couple’s destiny.

Will the man he used to be prevent Pamela from loving Micah for the man he is now?

Podcasts

PODCAST 1 – Wanda B. Campbell talks About the Book


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PODCAST 2 – Wanda B. Campbell message to readers


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PODCAST 3 – Excerpt from Right Package, Wrong Baggage by Wanda B. Campbell


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Book Review


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting me today.

Wanda B. Campbell

Ty said...

Thank you for introducing your readers to RIGHT PACKAGE, WRONG BAGGAGE by Wanda B. Campbell.