Welcome to Art ~ Writing ~ Life, a personal blog about two people’s art, writing and life.

My name is Steve Campbell and I am a semi-retired wildlife and landscape artist who writes fantasy and supernatural fiction. I created this blog in 2011 so I could display my art and writing online.

From One to Two

In 2018, I invited writer and artist Lola Gentry-Dey to join my blog. Lola and I met in 1989 when she enrolled in an art class I taught to children; she was 8 1/2 years old and loved art. But she loved poetry more and became an excellent poet. In 1999, our paths crossed again when I created a website at GeoCities and discovered Lola’s poetry site there. Upon her suggestion, I enrolled in an online writing course where she and I teamed up for 6 months or so and wrote some fiction together. A job change caused me to quit the class because of time restraints. I also pulled the plug on my website right around the time Yahoo! bought GeoCities and unceremoniously made a mess of the once-popular web hosting service. Then, Lola and I crossed paths again when I began blogging at WordPress and discovered her WordPress poetry and art blog. We have supported each other’s work since.

About Me

Steve Campbell is an award-winning, semi-retired wildlife and landscape artist who writes fantasy and supernatural fiction in his spare time. He lives in Corry, Pennsylvania with his wife Jennie and their Chin-wa dog Tuffy.  

I have been an artist and a writer since childhood. My passion for writing stories began in high school, but making art became my profession. I have been a wildlife artist for 30+ years. I became a part-time fantasy/paranormal indie author at the encouragement of my friend, Lola Gentry-Dey.

Find my ebooks at Amazon.com and at Smashwords.com. I also post stories at Wattpad.com, and at my website here.

Contact me via email, or at this website, or at

About Lola

  Lola Gentry-Dey pens mostly free verse poetry and bits of short-story fiction. She also draws and paints in her spare time. She lives near Lake Erie Beach, NY with her husband and their three children.


When I’m not working, writing poetry, making art, or photographing nature, I enjoy cooking and baking, riding horses, camping, fishing, skiing, and reading fantasy and sci-fi. You can also find me watching fantasy/sci-fi TV shows and movies, a love I got from my dad.

I was born in a small town in northwest Pennsylvania when my mom visited relatives there. My dad was a navy man, so I lived in Italy before my parents settled us in San Diego, California. I was home-schooled with an interest in art and poetry, graduated with a B.S. degree in finance from college in New York City, and worked for Citizens Bank and Hilton Hotels. During employment in Honolulu, Hawaii, I married the guy of my dreams. After our first child was born, my husband and I moved to a quaint house in Leeds, UK for several years where we had 2 more children. We now live in the USA again and own a home and farm near the beautiful shore of Lake Erie where I am a licensed veterinarian—a dream come true.

Someday, I plan to publish my books at Smashwords (a work in progress), under my pen name: Colleen Ackerman.

I’m not socially active on the web, but I have a Twitter account if anyone wants to connect with me there.








11 thoughts on “About

    1. Thank you and ditto on your blog. I just returned from it and loved the art and science. Good luck on the publication of your book. I like the covers your friend did, very impressive, and I’m looking forward to reading it.


    1. I’m glad you found my blog and enjoyed your visit, Prasad. In fact, I’m always excited to know that someone wants to stick around and see and read more of what I post. A friend calls it, “The warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that someone appreciates what we do.” Or, as you rightly call it at your blog: the footprints we leave behind. 🙂


  1. I love your art. Solid work. I have all your books on my tablet now. Even though your Vree Erickson stories are YA 13+, I find them perfect for those of us at a higher age level. Keep up the great work!

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