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Campbell, Melodie

campbell-author-400Melodie Campbell

Billed as Canada's "Queen of Comedy" (Jan. 5 2014) Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best when Library Journal compared her to Janet Evanovich.

Winner of ten awards, including the 2014 Derringer for the mob comedy The Goddaughter’s Revenge (Orca Books,) Melodie has over 200 publications, including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories, and seven novels.

Melodie got her start writing stand-up. In 1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference.

Her short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Star Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, ComputorEdge (San Diego), and many more. Additional publishing credits include Canadian Living Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and The Hamilton Spectator. 

Melodie teaches Crafting a Novel 1 and 2 at Sheridan College in Oakville.   She is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada.

 

Awards:

  • The 2014 DERRINGER (2014), for The Goddaughter's Revenge
  • Winner, 2014 Arthur Ellis Award, for The Goddaughter's Revenge
  • First Prize, 2014 YMM National Short Story Contest, "Hook, Line and Sinker"
  • Finalist for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Award, "Life Without George"
  • Finalist for the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award, "The Perfect Mark"
  • Finalist for the 2012 Derringer Award, "The Perfect Mark"
  • 2nd Prize,  2012 Arts Hamilton award for short fiction, "Life Without George"
  • First Prize, 2011 Holiday Short Story Contest competition (EU) "Blue Satin and Love"
  • First Prize, Scribe's Digest short fiction competiition, "Blue Satin and Love"
  • Third Prize, 2011 Bony Pete short story contest, "The Perfect Mark"
  • Finalist for the 2009 Arts Hamilton award for short fiction,  "Santa Baby"
  • Third Prize, 2006 Bony Pete short story contest, "School for Burglars"
  • First Prize - Murder Mayhem and the Macabre Short Story Contest, City of Mississauga, 1991
  • Third Prize, 1989 Canadian Living Magazine Romance Story Contest

 

Website & Blog: www.melodiecampbell.com

Contact:

Speakers Bureau: Melodie is available to speak to your writing group or to lead writing workshops. Her specialties are short stories, dialogue, plot problems and humour.

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