About the Author

Loyal Campbell
Blurbarian Since June 2009
Name Loyal Campbell
Location Colorado Springs Colorado USA
Gender Male
My Occupation Retired
My Bio A graduate of Geary High School in Geary, Oklahoma. Earned a BA in Education and a Masters degree in History. Had a varied career in education, business, high tech and computer manufacturing, and service with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. The father of two sons. Recently retired from one of the largest school districts in Colorado, now living with my wife Helen in Colorado Springs. "Memory Stories" is my second to be published online. My first book was titled "My Vietnam Year: May 1968 - May 1969" -- completed in late 2008. It was written after I got a sad email from a fellow Vietnam vet. He told me of visiting another vet's family after a funeral, a grieving family going through a box of medals, uniform ribbons and patches and photos from Vietnam. And trying to make sense of it all. It seems our buddy had never talked about his Vietnam experience. I realized I couldn't let that happen to my family. And now, one book has led to another

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
My latest is an illustrated collection of personal Christmas memories, stories I started writing in 1997 and have continued each Christmas since that year, to eventually total twenty in all.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
My experiences may not have been exactly unique, but they have been fun to bring back and write about. Every photo in my photo albums has a story, but they mean nothing if they are not shared. I happen to think cliches are wonderful -- one of my favorites is that a picture can tell a thousand words -- so I asked myself, why not get started? And who can tell my stories better than myself?
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
All my stories may well bring back memories of your own growing-up years, wherever and whatever those experiences were. When that happens I'd be happy to hear about it. Many people with whom I've shared these stories respond by sharing their own memories of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Hearing their stories -- and everyone has some -- has been most gratifying for me, as a new writer.