About Author

Anna Campbell

Anna Campbell
BIOGRAPHY

I love writing historical romance for a living. So far I've published 11 multi award-winning stories for Avon HarperCollins and Hachette Grand Central and 24 books under my own steam. My books have also been translated into 23 languages.

I'm currently working on a series featuring some roguish Highlanders and the lassies who captivate them, called the Lairds Most Likely. The Laird's Willful Lass, The Laird's Christmas Kiss, The Highlander's Lost Lady, The Highlander's Defiant Captive and The Highlander's Christmas Quest are now out. Look for The Highlander's English Bride and The Highlander's Rescued Maiden in 2020.

When I'm not traveling the world in search of inspiration for my passionate romance novels, I live by the sea in Australia. I love to hear from readers via social media or email: annacampbelloz@hotmail.com

Anna Campbell Books

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The Highlander's Defiant Captive: The Lairds Most Likely Book 4by Anna CampbellPublish: Sep 27, 2019Series: The Lairds Most LikelyHistorical Romance Romance
The Highlander's Christmas Quest: The Lairds Most Likely Book 5
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The Highlander's Christmas Quest: The Lairds Most Likely Book 5by Anna CampbellPublish: Nov 26, 2019Historical Romance Romance
The Highlander's English Bride: The Lairds Most Likely Book 6
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The Highlander's English Bride: The Lairds Most Likely Book 6by Anna CampbellPublish: Mar 30, 2020Historical Romance Romance Historical Fiction
The Laird's Christmas Kiss: The Lairds Most Likely Book 2
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The Laird's Christmas Kiss: The Lairds Most Likely Book 2by Anna CampbellPublish: Oct 27, 2018Series: The Likely LairdsHistorical Romance Romance
The Highlander's Lost Lady: The Lairds Most Likely Book 3
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The Highlander's Lost Lady: The Lairds Most Likely Book 3by Anna CampbellPublish: Apr 29, 2019Series: The Likely LairdsHistorical Romance Romance
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The Laird's Willful Lass (The Lairds Most Likely Book 1)by Anna CampbellPublish: Jul 31, 2018Series: The Likely LairdsHistorical Romance Romance
A Scoundrel by Moonlight (Sons of Sin Book 4)
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A Scoundrel by Moonlight (Sons of Sin Book 4)by Anna CampbellPublish: Apr 28, 2015Series: The Sons of SinHistorical Romance Romance
My Reckless Surrender
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My Reckless Surrenderby Anna CampbellPublish: May 25, 2010Historical Romance Romance
Claiming the Courtesan (Avon Romantic Treasures)
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Claiming the Courtesan (Avon Romantic Treasures)by Anna CampbellPublish: Mar 27, 2007Historical Romance Romance
Captive of Sin
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Captive of Sinby Anna CampbellPublish: Oct 27, 2009Historical Romance Romance
Midnight's Wild Passion
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Midnight's Wild Passionby Anna CampbellPublish: Apr 26, 2011Historical Romance Romance
Tempt the Devil
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Tempt the Devilby Anna CampbellPublish: Dec 30, 2008Historical Romance Romance
Untouched
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Untouchedby Anna CampbellPublish: Nov 27, 2007Historical Romance Romance
Days of Rakes and Roses (Sons of Sin Book 2)
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Days of Rakes and Roses (Sons of Sin Book 2)by Anna CampbellPublish: Jul 02, 2013Series: Sons of SinHistorical Romance Romance
These Haunted Hearts: A Regency Ghost Romance
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These Haunted Hearts: A Regency Ghost Romanceby Anna CampbellPublish: Mar 11, 2013Historical Romance Paranormal Romance
What a Duke Dares (Sons of Sin)
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What a Duke Dares (Sons of Sin)by Anna CampbellPublish: Aug 26, 2014Series: Sons of SinHistorical Romance Romance
A Scoundrel by Moonlight (Sons of Sin)
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A Scoundrel by Moonlight (Sons of Sin)by Anna CampbellPublish: Apr 28, 2015Series: Sons of SinHistorical Romance Romance
A Rake's Midnight Kiss (Sons of Sin)
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A Rake's Midnight Kiss (Sons of Sin)by Anna CampbellPublish: Aug 27, 2013Series: Sons of SinHistorical Romance Romance
A Match Made in Mistletoe: A Regency Novella
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A Match Made in Mistletoe: A Regency Novellaby Anna CampbellPublish: Nov 30, 2016Historical Romance Romance
A Pirate for Christmas: A Regency Novella
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A Pirate for Christmas: A Regency Novellaby Anna CampbellPublish: Oct 29, 2015Historical Romance Romance
Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novella
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Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novellaby Anna CampbellPublish: Oct 21, 2014Historical Romance Romance
Three Proposals and a Scandal: A Sons of Sin Novella
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Three Proposals and a Scandal: A Sons of Sin Novellaby Anna CampbellPublish: Jun 22, 2015Series: Sons of SinHistorical Romance Romance
The Winter Wife: A Christmas Novella
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The Winter Wife: A Christmas Novellaby Anna CampbellPublish: Nov 29, 2012Historical Romance Romance
Pursuing Lord Pascal (Dashing Widows Book 4)
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Pursuing Lord Pascal (Dashing Widows Book 4)by Anna CampbellPublish: Sep 30, 2016Series: The Dashing WidowsHistorical Romance Romance
Winning Lord West (Dashing Widows)
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Winning Lord West (Dashing Widows)by Anna CampbellPublish: Apr 30, 2016Series: The Dashing WidowsHistorical Romance Romance
Catching Captain Nash (The Dashing Widows Book 6)
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Catching Captain Nash (The Dashing Widows Book 6)by Anna CampbellPublish: Jun 30, 2017Series: The Dashing WidowsHistorical Romance Romance
Charming Sir Charles (Dashing Widows Book 5)
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Charming Sir Charles (Dashing Widows Book 5)by Anna CampbellPublish: Feb 27, 2017Series: The Dashing WidowsHistorical Romance Romance
Tempting Mr. Townsend (Dashing Widows)
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Tempting Mr. Townsend (Dashing Widows)by Anna CampbellPublish: Feb 27, 2016Series: The Dashing WidowsHistorical Romance Romance
The Seduction of Lord Stone (Dashing Widows)
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The Seduction of Lord Stone (Dashing Widows)by Anna CampbellPublish: Sep 01, 2015Series: The Dashing WidowsHistorical Romance Romance
Lord Garson's Bride: A Novel-Length Dashing Widows Romance
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Lord Garson's Bride: A Novel-Length Dashing Widows Romanceby Anna CampbellPublish: Feb 28, 2018Series: The Dashing WidowsHistorical Romance Romance
The Highlander’s Lost Lady: The Lairds Most Likely Book 3
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The Highlander’s Lost Lady: The Lairds Most Likely Book 3by Anna CampbellPublish: Apr 29, 2019Series: The Lairds Most LikelyHistorical Romance Romance
Mistletoe Wishes: A Regency Christmas Collection
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Mistletoe Wishes: A Regency Christmas Collectionby Anna CampbellPublish: Aug 21, 2018Historical Romance Romance
The Laird’s Christmas Kiss: The Lairds Most Likely Book 2
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The Laird’s Christmas Kiss: The Lairds Most Likely Book 2by Anna CampbellPublish: Oct 27, 2018Series: The Lairds Most LikelyHistorical Romance Romance
The Laird's Willful Lass (The Likely Lairds Book 1)
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The Laird's Willful Lass (The Likely Lairds Book 1)by Anna CampbellPublish: Jul 31, 2018Series: The Lairds Most LikelyHistorical Romance Romance
The Dashing Widows: Six Regency Novellas
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The Dashing Widows: Six Regency Novellasby Anna CampbellPublish: Aug 28, 2017Series: The Dashing WidowsHistorical Romance Romance
Lord Garson’s Bride: A Novel-Length Dashing Widows Romance
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Lord Garson’s Bride: A Novel-Length Dashing Widows Romanceby Anna CampbellPublish: Feb 28, 2018Series: The Dashing WidowsHistorical Romance Romance
Mistletoe and the Major: A Christmas Novella
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Mistletoe and the Major: A Christmas Novellaby Anna CampbellPublish: Sep 20, 2017Historical Romance Romance
Stranded With The Scottish Earl
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Stranded With The Scottish Earlby Anna CampbellPublish: Jun 30, 2016Historical Romance Romance
A Grosvenor Square Christmas
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A Grosvenor Square Christmasby Shana GalenPublish: Oct 10, 2013Historical Romance Romance
Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed (Sons of Sin Book 1)
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Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed (Sons of Sin Book 1)by Anna CampbellPublish: Sep 25, 2012Series: Sons of SinHistorical Romance Romance
The Christmas Stranger: A Regency Novella
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The Christmas Stranger: A Regency Novellaby Anna CampbellPublish: Nov 16, 2017Historical Romance Romance

Anna Campbell interview On 09, May 2018

"Growing up on an avocado farm just outside of Brisbane, author Anna Campbell’s childhood was filled with encouraging teachers and a distaste for P. E. Her interest in historical romance started back when her parents read her fairy tales as a toddler. Anna is an organic writer who is very fond of research and who does not believe in rules when it comes to writing. The idea for the first book in the Dashing Widows book series came to her suddenly, and series ended up being much longer than she initially anticipated. When feasible ideas occur to her, she usually lets them stew in her mind, before she starts writing them out. And from that point, she just narrates the story to herself. Anna’s books have been published in 20 languages other than English, with the help of overseas publishers, and she feels proud that people from all around the world enjoy her stories. Her advice to deal with the ups and downs of the publishing world is to have a Zen approach towards it."
Tell us little about your hometown and childhood.

I’m an Australian, born in Brisbane in Queensland, which is about 900km north of Sydney. I grew up on an avocado farm just outside Brisbane and now I live near the sea on the Sunshine Coast which is about an hour north of Brisbane. In between, I’ve lived in London and Sydney so I have spread my wings a little bit since I was born!

What was your school life like? What subject did you hate the most?

I had a couple of encouraging teachers who made me think I might be able to become a writer. My least favorite subject was PE.

Is there any particular reason why you prefer historical romance over contemporary romance? What was it that first sparked your interest in this genre?

I always loved history and I always loved romance so the two together are like double chocolate for me. I think my interest started way back when I was a toddler and my parents read fairy tales to me. I always loved the glamorous clothes!

What are some important rules all historical fiction writers need to follow? How much research is involved in the making of a historical romance?

Actually I don’t believe in rules. I think the only rule is do it well. I like research so I like to do a lot of it. I love going to the places where my stories take place (right now I’m in Scotland scouting locations for my new series, the Lairds Most Likely).

What inspired the first book in the Dashing Widows book series? Did you know then that you wanted to make it into a series?

I had a sudden idea about three friends who had all in their ways had a sad time through widowhood who decide to take society by storm. That’s often how ideas come – out of the blue like that! So the series was originally three but I’ve discovered that series grow like Topsy – all these interesting extra characters turn up who need their story told. In this case, Silas Nash, the hero of The Seduction of Lord Stone, had an interesting agriculturally- minded sister called Amy who was such a vivid character in the earlier stories and he also had a brother who was a naval hero who seemed perfect for another story. Thus, the second trilogy was born. And then at the end of that, I had Morwenna’s jilted fiancé who deserved a happy ending, so that’s when I wrote Lord Garson’s Bride. I’m thinking of revisiting the next generation after I’ve had a break and written a few other things.

How many books are in this series and which ones (s) took the longest to write and why?

Currently, there are 7 books in the Dashing Widows series. The Seduction of Lord Stone, Tempting Mr. Townsend, Winning Lord West, Pursuing Lord Pascal, Charming Sir Charles, and Catching Captain Nash are all longish novellas, around 150 pages. The final book in the series, Lord Garson’s Bride, is a full-length novel around 380 pages. Obviously because of the length, that one took the longest to write.

In what ways does Caroline (Lady Beaumont) from the first book reflect your life or thought process as an author then? How do you think your characters have grown or developed since that book to the most recent one?

Caroline, Lady Beaumont, is the sort of character who would make a great best friend. I was lucky with the Dashing Widows – all the characters stepped onto the page pretty much fully formed already so they all had their own individual personalities already.

Walk us through your writing process when you get a new idea.

Something will occur to me that seems likely and then I let it stew for a while in my head and over that stewing time, other things will adhere to the original idea. Then eventually I’ll sit down and start writing. I’m an organic writer so I basically tell myself the story from beginning to end, letting the story unfold naturally.

What was the inspiration behind the book "Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed" (Sons of Sin series)? How did you pick the name Sidonie Forsythe?

I was talking to a friend about romances inspired by fairy tales and this really vivid picture came to my mind of the opening scene when the heroine arrives at the hero’s half-ruined castle in the middle of a storm. At that time, I had no idea of who she was or who he was, but I had goosebumps because I knew something really good was in the idea. The rest of the story came about when I started asking myself the usual questions of who and why and where and how. I have a friend called Sidonie and I’d always liked her name so I stole it for my heroine. I’ve been known to do that!

Which Sons of Sin would you rank as the most "steamy"? Why do you think this book stands out?

The steamiest Sons of Sin is definitely the first one, Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed. I think you can tell that just by the title!

When did you start translating your books to other languages? What is the process of translating a book like and what do you do when you come across a phrase or word that exists in English but not the other language or vice versa?

I’ve had a really good run with foreign translations, right from my first book Claiming the Courtesan. At last count, I think I’m up to 20 languages other than English. I have no hands- on involved in the translation process. My agent sells foreign language rights to an overseas publisher and they take things from there.

What makes you most proud as an author?

Having readers all over the world who enjoy my stories.

How do you handle bad reviews? What are some things you've learned about publishing over the years that you never would've grasped as a new author?

Bad reviews are just part of the process. I felt much better when I saw how many one star reviews Pride and Prejudice had got. If Jane Austen has her naysayers, who am I to be any different? When you’re first published, you really feel like you’ve got to the top of the mountain and everything from there on will be sunlit uplands. I was first published in 2007 and in the last 11 years, I’ve discovered that like most things, publishing is ups and downs. A Zen approach is the only way to deal with the highs and lows and remain sane.

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