About

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    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. 🙂

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  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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