Interviewing Author Malcolm Campbell
Q1. Tell me about your self what are your favorite books to read?
A. My name is Malcolm Campbell. I am 49 years old and a single father of a 6 year old mermaid and a 7 year old Pokemon Champion.
I have been a Chef of French cuisine for 28 years and I have had the privilege of serving in our British forces working in Fort Lewis in America and Kenya in Africa.
I stopped full time work to take care of my children when my children’s mom got too poorly to look after them and I had to step up as a full time dad.
I love reading, mostly self help books like The Power of Intention by Dr Dyer and writing books like Stephen King On Writing and others of this style.
Q2.when did you decide you where going to write a book?
A. About the same time as becoming a full time dad. Being at home meant I would have more time to write.
I have two books in progress 1) is a Cookery book which amalgamates science, religion and Physics 2) Is a Crime Memoir of a period where I worked in the Crime watch system. Undercover arrest and detain, where I ended up achieving 422 arrests in 4 years.
I started seriously about 12 months ago. Before then I was a Head Chef of a 4* Hotel in the UK.
Q3. How did you come up with name of your books?
A. Culinary Magic; Essentially is imbuing the power of love and intention into the ritual of cooking. Just as our thoughts can penetrate someone’s aura, so too can the intention of love infuse the food they eat and the gift of love, healing or kindness, which can effect them on a cellular level.
Call Sign Charley One, was my call sign to respond to a crime happening.
Q4. What are you working on for 2019?
A. Yes, both these projects I am working on.
Q5. How long have you been writing?
A. Well not long, but I have had experience in project work as I completed a Biomedical Science degree and after gaining state registration I was offered a place at Oxford University Division of Neuroscience based at the John Radcliffe hospital . My position was Biomedical Scientist in Psychopathology and writing was a key part of my role .
Q6. What advice would you give other authors?
A. Before I started to write I read as many good books on writing as I could on writing and still do. Jerry Jenkins writers guild on line, is a fantastic resource for a new writer. His advice, workshops, podcast interviews have allowed myself to develop rapidly and his book recommendations I have bought almost all and read to completion
Q7.where can people find you online?
A. I have an author’s page on Facebook, Twitter and I now have my own website:
Also my readers can email me direct if they wish a signed copy of my books. firstname.lastname@example.org (Don’t mind the 666 it was just easy to remember) I can extract DNA from a rabbit cell but I’m rubbish at passwords!
Q8. Do you plan on making more books in the future?
A. Yes, definitely
I would like to write one on How to become a great Chef (With teaching techniques that have been lost in time, such as food from the Titanic and QE2
Q9. How many books have you written?
A. I have 2 manuscripts to 1st draft
Q10 did you go to college to be a writer?
A. No, but University definitely helped my approach to project work.
Thank you for the opportunity to be in your blog. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.