Ryan R. Campbell

Author and Speaker

Further Reading

Ryan R. Campbell is a two-time International Book Awards finalist, the founder of the Writescast Network, and the co-founder of Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

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 titles published as Ryan R. Campbell—including Scambait, which was a finalist in the 2022 International Book Awards for Humor and Satire—are 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 and his wife, Lacey, live in Milwaukee, where he works as a software engineer for a Fortune 100 financial services and insurance firm.



The International Book Awards finalist in Humor and Satire that asks who scams the scammers?

And Ampersand

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

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.

Odds & Ends

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


JUNE 9, 2022

Author Meet & Greet • West Allis, WI

Join the author for food and drinks at this open-to-the-public, open-ended discussion about his latest novel and what it takes to be an author in the 21st century.

All are welcome and encouraged to come, regardless of whether they have read Scambait.

Recurring Events

Streaming on Twitch • Online

You can occasionally catch the author holding 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!

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