About Melodie Campbell



NEWS:  THE GODDAUGHTER'S REVENGE wins the 2014 Derringer Award for best crime novella (US) AND the 
Arthur Ellis Award (Canada)!
"Is that a broadsword on your belt, or are you just glad to see me?"

The Toronto Sun called her Canada's "Queen of Comedy."  Library Digest compared her to Janet Evanovich.  No surprise, then, that Melodie Campbell got her start writing comedy.


Melodie has won ten awards for fiction, including the 2014 Derringer and Arthur Ellis.  She was a finalist along with Margaret Atwood for the 2015 Arthur Ellis (Atwood won.)

In 1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference.  She has over 200 publications including 100 comedy credits, and 40 short stories.  Her eleventh book, a mob caper entitled The Bootlegger's Goddaughter (Orca Books) will be published in Feb. 2017.

Melodie has a Commerce degree from Queen’s University, but it didn’t take well.  She has been a bank manager, marketing director, college instructor, comedy writer, and possibly the worst runway model ever.  


Melodie is the past Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada.

Catch Melodie's humour column for The Sage, Canada's magazine of satire and opinion.
Also read Melodie on Sleuthsayers, the Criminal Blog, the 4th Saturday of the month.


Awards 
Winner of 10 awards, including:


WINNER  of the 2014 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD (Novella)
"The Goddaughter's Revenge"

WINNER of the 2014 DERRINGER AWARD
"The Goddaughter's Revenge"

WINNER: 2014 NorthWord Literary Journal/YMM National Short Story Competition
"Hook, Line and Sinker"

2015 Hamilton Literary Council, "HAMILTON READS" Award (The Goddaughter Series)

FINALIST  for the 2015 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD
"Hook, Line and Sinker"

FINALIST for the 2013 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD
"Life Without George"

FINALIST for the 2012 DERRINGER AWARD
"The Perfect Mark"

FINALIST for the 2012 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD
"The Perfect Mark"

2012 Arts Hamilton national short fiction award,
2nd prize
"Life Without George"

WINNER: Holiday Short Story Contest (EU)
Dec. 2011
"Blue Satin and Love"

Bony Pete short story contest, 3rd prize,
"The Perfect Mark", 2011

Arts Hamilton national short fiction award finalist
"Santa Baby", 2008

Bony Pete Short Story contest 3rd prize
"School for Burglars", 2006

Murder Mayhem and the Macabre, City of Mississauga,
WINNER:  2 categories
"Tea for One" and "Cyanide", 1991

Canadian Living Magazine Romance Story contest 3rd prize
"Jive Talk", 1989


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