My name is Micah. I am the author of the bestselling book Urban Legends, Ghost Stories, and Folklore. I am currently writing volume II of ULGSaF and working on an anthology based on terrifying tales set in my favorite time of the year: Autumn!
I have written 19 published articles, developed 2 Apple Top 100 podcasts in the last 2 years, and have over 15 years of writing experience, including myriad white papers and technical documents within a multistate healthcare system. I also have 20 years of audio/studio experience.
Genre: Horror, Folklore, Fantasy
Q1: What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My current and only published book to date is Urban Legends. Ghost Stories and Folklore. I’ve always been drawn to and fascinated by the darker, more mysterious things. I love the stories and the sense of dread that a lot of old urban legends tend to illicit. I guess the inspiration for this book was that nagging, annoying little voice that we writers all have in the back of our heads: “But, why?”
I made it my mission to seek out and research these stories. I went all the way to the beginning. It was great fun and I really hope that everyone enjoys it.
Q2: What’s your favourite and least favourite part of publishing?
Favorite part? That’s easy… LAUNCH DAY!!!! Least favorite? Um, that’s also easy. Marketing!
Q3: What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephen King has been a huge influence on me. Not only in the darker things in general, but in the way that he is able to weave those into very small or very LARGE spaces. Tolkien, of course. My first book was The Hobbit and I read The Lord of the Rings at least once every couple of years. Oh, and Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicles. Wow, are those incredible books! Oh, and I’d better throw Sanderson in there, too. The Mistborn series is phenomenal!
Shoot, I work full-time and have 3 kids… what schedule? No, honestly, I just write when I can. An hour here, 30 minutes there… Just whenever I can get the time.
Q5: What advice would you give to a writer working on their first book?
Don’t focus on the newest shiny thing. whether that be a genre, a POV, or whatever. The internet loves to talk and it loves to make up new things to talk about… One of the dumbest conversations I heard recently was an argument about “third-person omniscient” or “third-person semi-omniscient.” What?!? Dude, shut up, get off the internet and write!
Q6: What do the words “writer’s block” mean to you?
Oh, I think it’s very real, but I also think it’s a pretty convenient crutch for laziness or lack of inspiration. If you’ve got yourself some writer’s block, switch it up, or take a day or 2 off. Go refill your inspiration meter by reading a different genre or watching a movie or play. It is real, but don’t let that keep you down.
Q7: What part of the book was the most fun to write?
Honestly, the parts where I was able to break the 4th wall and really let my sense of humor shine through a bit. I think that is everyone else’s favorite part, too. It’s just fun!
Q8: How would you describe your book’s ideal reader?
I like that Urban Legends. Ghost Stories and Folklore can appeal to just about anyone. Anyone, at any age, could just pick it up and start reading it pretty much anywhere in the book and enjoy it. So, pretty much everyone should buy my book!
Q9: What are you working on now?
I am thrilled to be working with a handful of other authors on a horror anthology set to release this Halloween! The level of talent and imagination in these writers is on another level! The best part about this project is that 100% of every single penny of Amazon purchases will go toward ending child sex trafficking. We’re not making a dime from it. I couldn’t think of a better cause!
Q10: What are you currently reading?
Right now, I’m reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King. It is so good! I highly recommend it to anyone, King fan or not.To find out more about Micah Campbell, check out the social media links below. Keep scrolling for a sneak peek at Urban Legends. Ghost Stories and Folklore.
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