Writer Fairy of the Week: Chris Campillo

A couple of years ago, Chris and I discovered we lived near each other. Since we were already in the same local RWA chapter, critique group, and writer’s book club, we started carpooling to writing events.

A one-size-fits-all super mom/wife/substitute teacher/writer, Chris puts the Energizer Bunny, Excel spreadsheets, and Nora Ephron to shame. I would say Erma Bombeck, but I’m not sure it’s flattering to compare a friend to a deceased humorist. I never know what Chris and I will discuss, but I know we will have fun whether rum is involved or not.

Chris writes contemporary single title romance about “real women, sexy men, lots of laughs.” Her manuscript, SAIL AWAY, finaled in the 2011 RWA® Golden Heart Contest. Her most recent manuscript, DON’T COME BACK, finaled in the 2012 Utah RWA Great Beginnings Contest.

As a “self-confessed worrywart,” Chris blogs about life with comical verve. She covers topics from “Thirty-Seven Shades of Pink” to parenting to pets to projects to time travel. Click here to visit her website. www.chriscampillo.com

P.S. Chris also hosts a not-to-be missed caroling party each year. Just ring the doorbell and don’t forget the rum cake. Cake optional.


  1. I apologize. When I wrote this blog post, I didn’t know Nora Ephron was ill. I just learned she died from leukemia a few days ago. Nora, I remember everything. From your books to films to interviews, you and your humor leave me with an eternal smile.

    Chris, I was wrong. Comparing you to Nora and Erma is a compliment and a well-deserved honor.

  2. Erma and Nora! Thanks for the ultimate compliment. Hilarious women. I’m going to print out your post and put it on the fridge. Will serve as an affirmation for myself. Can also point to it when the kids are yelling about me being the most evil mother to ever walk the earth. Maybe I’ll adopt you.

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