Ryan R. Campbell

Author and Speaker

Further Reading

Ryan R. Campbell is an International Book Awards finalist, the Craft Development Chair for the Wisconsin Writers Association, and the founder of the Writescast Network.

As R.R. Campbell, his published novels include Accounting for It All and Imminent Dawn, which debuted as the number one new release for its genre on Amazon. His short story collection And Ampersand, published as Ryan R. Campbell, is now available with most major retailers.

Ryan has been an instructor for the University of Wisconsin Continuing Studies in Writing program and an invited speaker at conferences and seminars including the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, Write by the Lake, UntitledTown, Lakefly Writers Conference, WisCon, and Great River Writes. His short-form fiction has been featured in Five:2:One Magazine’s #thesideshow, among others.

In 2020, he was the judge for the Wisconsin Writers Association’s Jade Ring Contest, the state’s longest-running prize for fiction.

Ryan lives in Stoughton, Wisconsin with his wife, Lacey, where they co-own and operate Kill Your Darlings Candle Company, which makes candles for the wordsmiths of the world.


Imminent Dawn

 The International Book Awards finalist and first installment in the EMPATHY sci-fi saga.

Mourning Dove

An evocative, sweeping symphony of love, revenge, and desperation in cacophonous times.

Accounting for It All

Campbell’s debut novel challenges prevailing narratives about sex work and pornography.

And Ampersand

A collection of short fiction that begins with endings, ends with beginnings, and elevates feel over form.

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It’s not all books all the time. Here are some other tidbits about the author—in number form!

Ryan will be the first to tell you his German’s not so hot these days, but we’ll still count it among languages spoken… for now.


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Campbell is a master storyteller…
a breath of fresh air.

– author jeremy martin


Recurring Events

Streaming on Twitch • Online

Every Monday through Friday, the author holds fun, free-wheeling livestream sessions that encourage audience participation while he works to raise money for OneTreePlanted.org.

If you can’t attend when the events are live, replays are available to view after the original programming has aired!

MARCH 8, 2021

And Ampersand Live Reading • Online

Join the author to celebrate the launch of his latest book, And Ampersand: Short Stories on Endings and Beginnings (of a Sort). This event will be hosted live on Facebook and Instagram.

March 18, 2021

Craft Solutions Summit • Online

Members of the Wisconsin Writers Association are welcome to join this group session moderated by the author, during which he’ll celebrate their recent writing successes and help them troubleshoot their writerly woes.

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