Andrea Campbell
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Originally Rocky River, Ohio—now, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
About Me:
I have written and had published eleven nonfiction books on a variety of topics but I specialize in forensic science and criminal law. You may have a copy of my book: Making Crime Pay: The Writer's Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure.

I am a member of several professional organizations: the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Inc., Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and the Guppies.

A trained forensic artist, I hold a degree in criminal justice and am a Diplomate and Fellow with the American College of Forensic Examiners International and the International Association for Identification. I can do 3-dimensional clay forensic sculptures and comprehensive composite art. I've given a few workshops about these and other criminal justice topics so you may know me from that.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Publisher
Books And Authors I Like:
I like the early Lisa Scottoline books such as: Everywhere That Mary Went, but I have eclectic tastes and read almost everything. Usually I am in three books at a time, so I'm an avid reader. Susan McBride is a friend of mine and I like her humor, and I'm just picking up on Charlaine Harris as we will be driving to Houston for the RT BookLovers Convention in a few weeks.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Fallen (1998) with Denzel Washington is one I like but I am positive I am reincarnated from the 40's and 50's since I am wild about movies from that era (dolman sleeves and a simpler life).

I watch all the TV crime drama because I write a blog about the disparity between them and real life. You can read some of the articles at:

The Latest News:

I've just recently become part of a blog with some of the most prestigious and knowledgeable women authors and government workers in the crime and forensic science community. I invite you to visit: I'm in very good company.

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Working on a True Crime

Wow! Yes, this is exciting. I am working on some additional details for a true crime book. I sent the proposal to Michaela Hamilton at Kensington for their Pinnacle Books line. I have a little to add on to the chapter summary and then I hope it's a sale.

I won't tell you the case until I get it sold but I've been following it from the first day's press and it's a doozy. If everything pans out, I'll write a short blog on what I've done, what I'm doing and how it… Continue

Posted on December 28, 2008 at 3:30am

Just Finished One Daunting Task and One New Endeavor

I had to change the email I've been using since 1990. Geez, I must have my name and books on over 1200 websites. I have no idea how it will play out. If you know me, I am no longer: but I am now: Yes, believe it or not, I went from dial-up to satellite. I just hope my future success moves as f-a-s-t. Anyway, can I really change all site addresses I'm on? probably not. That's just the… Continue

Posted on November 19, 2008 at 8:17am — 2 Comments

New Blog: Womenincrimeink


Announcing a unique crime blog March 10, 2008:


Set to launch on Monday, March 10, 2008, at

Contact: or 713/444-8700

Profiling the nation’s most intriguing criminals . . . interviewing killers, survivors, witnesses, and… Continue

Posted on March 12, 2008 at 7:13am

I've Been Working on Making a Book

Yeah, it's been awhile since I've been here. Since the last

visit, my son and his wife had a baby and that makes me a _ _ _ _ _

mother but I don't allow anyone to call me that so they call me the

"Ancient Mariner," which is very confusing because I'm not anywhere

near a marina.

And I've also been making a book, and in the tradition that all authors

are forced to be in nowadays, I am going to plug the damn thing. But

it's great (of course), and there is… Continue

Posted on November 29, 2007 at 4:00pm

Behind the Cover

I'm trying to get the skinny on pseudonyms. Okay, I get it when a woman

uses her initials instead of her name because of the presumed bias of

book reviews (since I've been a reporter for Sisters in Crime media

review for over three years now, I can say that: the men are winning in

the major newspapers for book review articles and inches people).

But my question really isn't about that. What are the advantages of

writing under a different name? I have… Continue

Posted on April 10, 2007 at 3:56pm — 4 Comments

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At 4:32pm on January 27, 2008, Andrea Campbell said…
Thanks for visiting the blog, Laura. I've been absent because life got in the way but I hope to ramp up the actual blogging again. (Seems the paying work gets more exercise, Yes?) It's an endlessly fascinating topic though. Now all I need to do is have my agent sell the book proposal on it and I can write >daily< with a good conscience.

Stop by anytime.
At 8:01am on January 27, 2008, Laura L. Cooper said…
Appreciated the info on your CSI Effect blog. I know I'm amused by the instant DNA results on CSI shows.
At 6:47am on November 30, 2007, carole gill said…
You're quite a lady, Andrea!
Thanks. and thanks so much for the comment.
At 9:34pm on September 21, 2007, Chris Redding said…
Thanks for visiting my sight.
And I have to say I was really happy when my publisher let me keep the name " Corpse Whisperer."
At 6:40am on June 14, 2007, Andrea Campbell said…

Yes, culture shock. The first sign I saw when I got here was: Hep Ur Sef (I was hoping that there wouldn't be more phonetic spellings). But, you know, come to think of it, these have now been adapted for today's license plates, haven't they? Ha!
At 1:39am on June 14, 2007, Robin Caroll said…
I'm getting used to Arkansas....coming from Louisiana, it was a bit of a culture shock to me. But after 8 years, I'm getting the hang of things! LOL

I LOVE Fallen. GREAT movie.
At 10:28pm on June 11, 2007, Dave Zeltserman said…
Hi Andrea, Thanks for the invite. The puppy is an amazing Bull Terrier we had named Yappy. Unfortunately because of allergies we had to find the little guy a new home. The Big Dig was a messs, but is pretty much cleaned up now. About the 10 years to get the Fast Lane published, it was more a matter of sticking it in a drawer and not thinking about it, and then got lucky and was able to do something with it.
At 6:32am on June 7, 2007, Andrea Campbell said…

Oh, yes, I remember your ear--I think someone took it for cauliflower and had it for lunch!

Just kidding. I'm sure you did great.
At 12:50am on June 7, 2007, Leann Sweeney said…
Hi Andrea,
Yes, we met and worked with clay, reconstructing skulls and such. I made the ugliest ear in the class!! I kept all my notes and handouts ... somewhere. Thanks for the heads up on promotion. Susan McB is a good friend, but she's busy doing little things like planning her wedding! Good stuff after all she's been through. Take care, L
At 7:09pm on May 1, 2007, Jeff Sherratt said…
Hi Andrea,

Your books should be on the desk of anyone writing mystery novels. Thanks for the add.

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