Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Featured Indie Book: Characters in Search of a Novel (Molly D. Campbell)

Characters in Search of a Novel - Read an Excerpt
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Humor / Short Stories Characters in Search of a Novel by Molly D. Campbell. Illustrations by Randy Palmer

Characters in Search of a Novel is vastly entertaining, easy to pick up and put down—just the thing for waiting rooms, traffic jams, long plane rides, or reading out loud to your spouse in bed! The only downside is that fans have reported much frustration with the length of the stories—they want each character to actually have a novel!

The Book has been self-published via Amazon CreateSpace and is available as Paperback and eBook on Amazon – 204 pages – released in September 2012.

About the Book


They fascinate writer Molly D. Campbell. Always curious about how a name might influence personality, Molly began a Twitter stream of names with one-sentence descriptions that soon took over her imagination.

Loretta Squirrels, a moonshiner who also beats up her husband, gained notoriety on Twitter. Loretta was swiftly followed by eccentric dentists, dogs with human characteristics, cab drivers, Country and Western singers, and a movie star or two.

Each story in Characters In Search of a Novel is a quick & often rib-tickling read—this book is just what you’d want on vacation, in a waiting room, or on a long plane ride.

Characters in Search of a Novel - Molly D. Campbell
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- “ 'Characters In Search of a Novel' is a charming melange of fascinating character portraits from small town America. [The Book] celebrates an originality of spirit and authentic eccentricity that is refreshing, especially in our cynical, pop culture saturated age. Author Campbell displays keen insight and shrewd humor in depicting these quirky characters that, we hope, will secure their own prospective novels. The character illustrations by Randy Palmer are inspired.” - Barb Best

- “This book had me giggling and eagerly awaiting what the next character in this unique and funny compilation would bring. The imagination of Molly Campbell knows no boundaries (at least none that I can see) and her writing is the best mix of uproarious, observant and poignant. My kind of funny.
GREAT gift idea!! There's nothing else like it out there! ”
- OneCraftyMother (Amazon)

- “Molly D. Campbell's cast of characters will draw you in with every eccentric quirk. Whether it's the Cat Lady, Ardith the poet or Hortie and Hilda, you will think about them long after you've turned the last page. I have to think that at least a few of these personalities will find a novel, or a sitcom! ” - Helene Bludman

- “Is this a collection of flash fiction or a bunch of character studies? Who knows, but this book was my kind of funny. These are wonderfully rich stories, each one introducing a fantastically-named and colorful character. While I found them funny and even sometimes hysterical, some stories were also beautifully sad. Molly Campbell has something weird going on in her brain and I like it. ” - Margaret Andrews

About the Author

Featured on Indie Author News: Molly Campbell
Author Molly D. Campbell
Molly D. Campbell is a two time Erma Bombeck award winning writer. She hosts her own intelligent and funny blog, as well as writing for the popular international web site "Moms Who Need Wine."

Her book began as a Twitter stream of character names that she invented in her spare time, followed by a brief description: "Loretta Squirrels beats her husband and makes moonshine." Molly then decided to write a book about her characters. She teamed up with a fantastic artist to bring them to life.

Molly lives in Dayton, Ohio, the home of Erma Bombeck. Molly makes regular pilgrimages to Erma's grave--for inspiration and spiritual renewal. Molly also spends time petting her five cats and plugging her ears. Her husband plays the accordion.

Molly likes cake. She doesn't get to eat it much, because she has a slight pot belly.

Links to the Author and the Book

Link to Molly D. Campbell's Website

Connect with the author via Twitter: @mollydcampbell

Connect with the author via Facebook: Molly D. Campbell

Link to the Paperback Characters in Search of a Novel with Excerpt

Link to the Kindle eBook Characters in Search of a Novel on Amazon with Excerpt

Characters in Search of a Novel - Read an Excerpt