In celebration of Black History Month, for the remainder of this week and all of next week through Feb 28th, I'll feature one Christian fiction author each day who publishes stories featuring characters and culture steeped in the black community.
Our first author on parade is Wanda B. Campbell.
From her bio, "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."
Through her fiction, Campbell seeks to "encourage everyone to experience the unfailing love of Christ." The theme of her fiction and her ministry is liberation, liberation for all races, ages, sexes, denominations and more.
An avid reader since childhood, Campbell decided to put pen to paper to write her own stories. In 2007, she self-published her debut novel, First Sunday, gaining national recognition and launching her literary career.
Around the same time, Campbell's writing was included in an anthology, The Midnight Clear, with her short story, "Mommy's Present". She won the Crusin' for Christ I Short Story Contest with "Illusions", landing a multi-book deal with Urban Christian. Currently, Campbell writes for two publishing houses with seven novels in print and electronic format. Her award-winning titles include: Illusions: The Novel; Right Package, Wrong Baggage; Silver Lining; Kayla’s Redemption; Unresolved Issues; and Liberation. She has two more titles scheduled for release in 2013 beginning with Doin' Me (May 2013).
In addition to writing, Campbell leads an annual "So You Think You Want to Write A Book" Workshop. This year's workshop will be convened this spring in Vacaville, Ca.
A native of Oakland , CA, Campbell graduated from Castlemont High School (Go Knights!) and Western Career College. In addition to building a career in healthcare, she completed Christian Ministry studies at the Leadership Institute at Allen Temple and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies.
Campbell is a mother of three and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family where she enjoys spending time with her grandson. Her hobbies include writing and reading, traveling, and collecting magnets from around the world, and she is the self-proclaimed biggest Oakland A's fan.
For more information about Wanda Campbell and her books, see her webiste at www.wandabcampbell.com. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter or contact her via email.
TODAY'S FEATURED AUTHOR IS GIVING AWAY A COPY OF ONE OF HER BOOKS. LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE ENTERED TO WIN. ALL WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF THE PARADE.
The 2013 Black Christian Fiction Author Parade:
Feb 19 -- Wanda B. Campbell
Feb 20 -- Monica Carter Tagore
Feb 21 -- Linda Leigh Hargrove
Feb 22 -- Michelle Lindo-Rice
Feb 25 -- Shelia Goss
Feb 26 -- Shelia Lipsey
Feb 27 -- Sherryle K. Jackson
Feb 28 -- Vanessa Davis Griggs
Come back each day for a chance to win a book for these talent Christian fiction authors. Be sure to leave a comment with your email address so that we can contact you when you win!
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.