Due to early buzz and glowing reviews, Once Upon A River has managed to position itself onto a number of notable summer reading lists (prior to its release, mind you), and serve to establish Campbell as one of the nation’s new literary darlings.
I haven’t yet cracked the spine of Campbell’s latest, but with recent favorable features in publications such as Poets & Writers, the Detroit Free Press, and the Wall Street Journal, Once Upon A River promises good things to come.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Campbell at a National Writers Series event where she eloquently spoke of the integral role that Michigan plays in her writing process. The winsome author has done much for Michigan’s artistic reputation and has no doubt been a key player in prominently situating the state on the larger literary landscape.
No fancy release parties are planned for this author though. Campbell will celebrate the launching of her book with friends and family. Her tribe. “One thing I’ve learned about the writing business is that you can be up and you can be down, but you’re still the same person,” (via Free Press).
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– Post by Megan Shaffer