author photo by    Nicole McConville

author photo by Nicole McConville

Catherine Campbell is a fiction writer, essayist, and book critic. Her writing appears in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Writer's Digest, The Millions, The Rumpus, Brain, Child Magazine, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.

During the day, Catherine owns and operates Bright Planning, a marketing & PR agency for ethical, pioneering brands. She is the Editor-at-Large for The Dirty Spoon, an online journal and radio show that features personal stories, original art and music themed around the people behind our meals and the food & bev service industries.

Catherine occasionally offers creative writing workshops in Asheville and online.  She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing (UNC-Asheville), her M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Queens University), and formerly taught as an adjunct professor in Lenoir-Rhyne University’s M.A. Writing program. Catherine is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the North Carolina Writers Network, and Asheville’s Flatiron Writers

She was born and raised in the N.C. Appalachian Mountains. Catherine lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her son Thaddeus and her husband, the writer Brandon Amico.

She is currently working on a novel and essay collection.