The Writer

J.L. Campbell
J.L. Campbell wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. After a hiatus of more than two decades, Campbell started writing again in 2004, contributing to online craft magazines, including Vision and T-Zero: The Writer's E-Zine.

In view of the changes in the publishing industry, Campbell opted to self-publish a collection of Jamaican-themed short stories in September, 2011. The following year, she wrote two novels. Currently, she has forty published novels.

Campbell has also been a contributor to Bookends (literary pages of the Sunday Observer). She has won several awards and medals, for her short stories and young adult novels in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s Creative Writing Competition, including Outstanding Writer in the novel category.

Campbell pursued her dream of becoming a published writer through learning the craft of writing via workshops, books and hundreds of articles.  Campbell openly admits to learning from better novelists than herself. She has also been instrumental in helping other writers improve their skills. Through the Writers’ Suite, she will help talented writers meet their own publication goals.  

She has also written under the pen name Jayda McTyson. 

For a sampling of Campbell’s work and what others are saying about her writing,