Drusilla Campbell

Drusilla Campbell was a best-selling novelist of controversial characters who passed away in 2014.  She was born in Melbourne, Australia, and raised in Los Gatos, California.  After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose University, Drusilla spent two years hitch-hiking around the world, stopping in Australia and England to teach school when she ran out of money.  In the early 1970s, Campbell produced and narrated various radio shows for WAMU-FM, a PBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.and simultaneously graduated with honors from American University’s Masters Program in Communication. Her writing career that included seventeen published novels, two of which—Blood Orange and The Good Sister– became nationwide best-sellers.  Campbell taught writing at UCSD Extension and at scores of seminars throughout California.  She was a steadfast instructor at San Diego’s Writing Center from its inception and served as President of the organization.  She was married 45 years to law professor and writer Art Campbell, and helped raise two sons, Rocky and Matthew Campbell, along with assorted birds, cats, hamsters, dogs, and horses.


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