Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Meet Your Co-Host - J.L. Campbell

My name is Joy and I’ve been blogging since 2008. Since that time, blogging has become an important part of my online presence. The year 2011 was the first time I did the A-Z Challenge and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This year, I'll be a co-host during the Challenge, which is a first for me.

Somehow, I’ve never been able to write all of my posts prior to the start of the Challenge, but that hasn’t prevented me from participating fully each April. If I would take the time to collate my Challenge themes over the years, I’d have several books worth reading.

So a little about me …

I live in Jamaica and have been reading novels and writing stories since childhood. My books are published under the name/s J.L. Campbell and Jayda McTyson. I was lucky enough to get three publishing contracts in a short time span. Since then, I’ve self-published a number of romantic suspense, women’s fiction, new and young adult books. Needless to say, I love writing!

Some extras about me:
J.L. Campbell, A-Z Co-host

I can't stand seeing animals or children suffer

Documentaries that cover strange subjects fascinate me *don't ask*

I never go out without lipstick

Etymology fascinates me

I never go to bed early unless I'm ill, which is rarely

I’ve always enjoyed the Challenge and look forward to participating again this year. Have you settled on a theme yet? Written up all your posts?

I’m still looking for helpers, so if you’re reliable and can help with visiting blogs, do leave me a comment and I'll come stalk contact you.

For visits and such, my website is at and my Amazon author page is here.


betty said...

Nice to meet you Joy! Sounds like you have had good success with your writing :) Am helping Stephen, but hope you do find some helpers :)

I do have a theme for A/Z; looking forward to revealing it on March 23rd. I have about 9 posts written, hoping to have them all done by April 1st :)


Anonymous said...

Hello, Joy!

Arlee Bird said...

We are so fortunate to have you on our A to Z Team this year. Thank you for being there for us!

I won't ask, but now I'm curious about those documentaries. I wonder if I've seen any of them as I too like to watch documentaries about strange subjects.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you're a co-host now!
I'm never sick either.

Stephen Tremp said...

I love documentaries and shows about weird stuff. Monsters Inside Me a show on Animal Planet about parasites living inside humans is fascinating.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Nice to learn more about you!

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Sounds to me like you are a well rounded individual. Nice to get know more about you!
Life & Faith in Caneyhead
I am Ensign B ~ One of Tremp's Troops with the
A to Z Challenge

Ann Bennett said...

Well if I come across a strange question, I know who to contact. ;=) You sound so unbelievably talented. I look forward to reading your blog.

J.L. Campbell said...

Nice to meet you too, Betty. I need to get moving. Sounds like you're off to a good start.

J.L. Campbell said...

Hey, Debra. Nice to 'meet' you!

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks so much for having me as part of the team, Arlee.
All I'll say about the documentaries ... My Strange Addiction, Body Bizarre, et al. :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks, Alex. Being on your team gave me good practice.

J.L. Campbell said...

Stephen, yes, Monsters Inside Me is one of those I watch. Fascinating stuff!

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks, Heather.

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks, Barbara. Nice of you to say. :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Laughing at your comment, Ann. I'm a store house of weird factoids too. ;)
Thanks for your kind words.

Arlee Bird said...

Okay--got it. I think I saw one episode My Strange Addiction--it was about people who made themselves to look like dolls. Weird. Haven't seen Body Bizarre but it does sound interesting.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Nicole said...

Three publishing contracts, wowza! I'd be happy to recommend some documentaries that are kinda under the mainstream radar and have odd subject matters. You might enjoy watching them :)

Michelle Wallace said...

Hey Joy!
I'm with you on those 6 points!
I too hate seeing kids/animals suffer, like strange documentaries (have you watched the doccie Taboo?), feel quite naked without my lipstick, love words/etymology, never go to bed early, love the AtoZ challenge and it's also my 5th challenge...
I'm so happy to be one a part of your brigade!

Philip Verghese 'Ariel' said...

Hi JL,
I am a bit late here,
Nice to know a bit more lovely facts about you thru this post.
Keep sharing.
I am glad that I am in with your brigade this year.
Let's hope for a better working together.
Good Wishes
~ Phil
With Joyful Brigade. :-)