From Grand Central Publishing

Defense Attorney Sophie Giraudo is about to open a new legal practice in her hometown of San Sebastian, California, when the beloved governor is shot and seriously wounded during a celebration in the town park. The only thing more shocking than the crime is the identity of the would-be assassin: a seemingly gentle teenager named Donny. Driven by her desire to understand what could make a person with no history of violence suddenly commit such a terrible act, Sophie reluctantly agrees to take him on as a client, knowing that, at least, it will bring her some income.

As she digs deeper, Sophie begins to suspect that Donny might not be the cold-blooded killer everyone thinks he is. Does Donny’s narcissistic mother really have her son’s best interest in mind? Is Donny’s mentor who runs a program for disadvantaged youths, the altruistic man he claims to be? Is Donny a deranged murderer or a victim of his circumstances acting out of desperation? As Sophie races to uncover the truth, she is forced to come to terms with her past and to fight for what she knows is right…even if it means risking her reputation and possibly her life.

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“John Grisham meets Jodi Picoult.” –Booklist on In Doubt

“Campbell draws the reader into an ugly world in her excellent take on the many lines between right and wrong.” –RT Book Reviews on In Doubt


A memorial service for Drusilla Campbell is scheduled for 11 am on November 29, 2014 at St. Paul's Cathedral in San Diego, CA.

"Author Wrote About Rising Above Tragedy" -- John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune

"John Grisham meets Jodi Picoult." --Booklist on In Doubt

"Campbell draws the reader into an ugly world in her excellent take on the many lines between right and wrong." --RT Book Reviews on In Doubt

When She Came Home was a Finalist at the 20th Annual San Diego Book Awards.

"Like Barbara Delinsky, Campbell entertains as well as informs as she wraps a novel around a timely social issue. While many authors have tackled post-traumatic stress disorder in recent years, Campbell puts her own spin on it by telling a PTSD story from the point of a female Iraq War veteran...Plenty of contemporary food for thought" --Booklist on When She Came Home

"A heart-wrenching novel that deals with a number of important social issues, including the actions of private contractors in war, the treatment of women in the armed services, domestic violence and school bullying." --Kirkus on When She Came Home

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Bone Lake is now available on Amazon for $2.99 on Kindle!

The Good Sister was named a Great Group Read by the Women's National Book Association for National Reading Group Month.

The Good Sister won the Theodor S. Geisel Award at the 17th Annual San Diego Book and Writing Awards.

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Drusilla’s Death


(Written by Art on 27 October 2014)


At 3 a.m. on 24 October 2014 Dru peacefully stopped breathing. According to her wishes, she expired at Crickety (her home), without pain, dying in my arms, with her son Rocky beside her. My last words to her were, “I love you, but you must feel free to let go of your riddled body. Wherever you go, I’ll find you.” Also as she wished, I bathed and dressed her body before consigning it for cremation. When her body was carried from Crickety she had one arm curled around her first doll and the other embraced a childhood toy koala. God be with you, my Timeless Bride and Queen of Joy.

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