Bruce Campbell

Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind—listen to the birds. And don’t hate nobody.

–Eubie Blake

Paradise for a happy man lies in his own good nature.

–Edward Abbey

 Bruce Campbell was a son of a mapmaker/surveyor. As a child, he lived in all lower forty-eight states, which spurred in him a love of the natural world and a greater understanding of how landscape impacts people and shapes cultural beliefs.

As an adult, Bruce explored Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Now he lives in Portland, Oregon, where he operates a small permaculture farm, hikes the wilds, and writes short stories, novels, and nonfiction.

Bruce has published in The Timberline Review, Fabula Press, and The Tishman Review He’s twice been an award winner in Willamette Writers’ Kay Snow Fiction Contest, an adult fiction finalist in the San Francisco Writing Contest three consecutive years, and a finalist twice in the Tucson Festival of Books.

Teaching in an alternative high school, Bruce led the first group of students along the 1100-mile Nez Perce National Historic Trail through Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. A television documentary, Journey of Heart & Spirit, commemorated this project. In the final scene, Bruce gets bucked off a Nez Perce horse—twice!

Recently, he attempted to walk across the US on the American Discovery Trail from Delaware to San Francisco. After two hundred miles, he went lame and returned home to pull weeds and write another novel.

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