Member Spotlight – Jeff Campbell

We’re pleased to spotlight Jeff Campbell and his writing life. Thank you for helping us spread the word on how the KWG supports our writing community for writers at all stages of their writing journey. 


  1. How long have you been a member of the KWG?
    Less than 1 year.

  2. What is your day job?
    I’m an accountant.

  3. Are you part of a KWG writing group?
    I hope to join one soon.

  4. What kind of writing do you do? 
    I write fiction, particularly thrillers based on law enforcement and organized crime.

  5. What project are you working on? 
    I’m working on my first novel, in the initial stages of putting the story together.
  6. What is your writing goal? 
    To become a full-time writer.

  7. Who inspired you to write? 
    David Baldacci, particularly with his Will Robie series.  His books are fast paced and entertaining.

  8. What KWG programs or workshops stand out for you? 
    The ones regarding the path of getting works published in today’s environment. They help spotlight the requirements and opportunities available to writers for their work.

  9. Do you have any writing rituals, favorite snacks or times/places to write? 
    Not really, I try to sit down at my laptop each night at 7:30 PM and start working until I get to a stopping point.
  10. What helps when you get stuck? I walk away from my project and either go outside or crack open a book not related to what I’m working on to focus on something new.

  11. What’s the best thing you’ve read lately? 
    Primal Fear by William Diehl.

  12. What is your secret talent? 
    I am not shy and can strike up a conversation with anyone willing to listen very quickly.


Jeff Campbell is an aspiring fiction writer in the thriller genre. He has a double degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  He currently works for the City of Knoxville and has started to get in the business of writing. He recently joined the Knoxville WritersGuild and is looking forward to getting involved in the organization and starting his career as a full-time writer soon.