S.R.Claridge writes Mystery and Romantic Suspense novels. Her work has been said to have the energy of Dan Brown, the mystery of Mary Higgins Clark and the humor of Janet Evanovich. Claridge novels will take you to the edge of your seat, keep you guessing until the very end and ultimately warm your heart. It is on the pages of every S.R.Claridge novel that Mystery and Sensual Suspense collide.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Malcolm: My Funny Valentine

It’s Valentine’s week, I am giving a shout out to some of my favorite VHP authors whom I feel privileged to have met and grown to love.  They don’t know I’m doing this…it’s my secret surprise Valentine to each of them.  I’ve already introduced Smoky Trudeau Zeidel, CharmaineGordon,  Melinda Clayton and ChelleCordero; and now I would like to introduce Malcolm Campbell.

Malcolm R. Campbell is the author of contemporary fantasy novels and paranormal short stories as well as the wild and crazy satire, Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire.  His “Jock Talks” satire—namely fictional news stories about real and imagined events—appears in four collections: Strange People, Politics, Outlandish Happenings and (with Smoky Trudeau Zeidel) Lightning Safety.

Before I continue on with his credits, I have to say, if you were going to read anything this year, pick up Jock Steward and the Missing Sea of Fire or any of the Jock Talks Collection.  You will laugh!  His satirical flow is priceless.  Jock Talks...Politics is a 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee and it isn’t hard to see why.

Malcolm wrote two fantasies, The Sun Singer, which was a finalist in the 2004 “ForeWord Magazine” Book of the Year Awards, and Sarabande;  both of which are set in the high country of Glacier National Park, Montana where he worked as a bellman while in college.  He has also written Moonlight and Ghosts, and Cora’s Crossing, which are set in the Florida Panhandle where Malcolm grew up.  He is currently preparing for the release of Garden of Heaven-The Triology, consisting of, The Seeker, The Sailor and The Betrayed.  (release 2013)

Malcolm’s fiction and non-fiction work has appeared in “Nonprofit World,” “Nostalgia Magazine,” “The Smoking Poet,” the Atlanta “Journal-Constitution”, the Great Lakes “Bulletin,” “Living Jackson Magazine,” the “Future Earth Magazine” and training and manufacturing trade magazines. His career has also included grant writing for nonprofit organizations.

Malcolm’s satirical view of the world and his uncanny ability to make me laugh is why I’m dubbing him My Funny Valentine.     May the laughter continue ~

Happy Valentine’s Day, Malcolm!  J



  1. Why thank you, Susan. I've always enjoyed taking stuff that appears okay and then twisting it up so that it doesn't.

    Jock would thank you, too, but since it's 5 o'clock somewhere, he's drinking some Scotch to celebrate your post.


  2. Malcolm indeed is quite the funny man when he dons his Jock Stewart hat, but his serious work is also fabulous. It's a rare talent to be able to write both ROTFL stories and serious ones as well. Malcolm, you are a gift to us all.

  3. Beautiful write-up of Malcolm, Susan, and Jock cracks me up, too. :-)


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