Broos Campbell

Broos Campbell is the author of the Matty Graves sea adventure series.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Looking for someone?

I absquatulated a while back to I've got a blog there called Beyond the Graves, which I post to from time to time. Come on over and say hello.

Fans of nautical fiction in general and hot pirate sex in particular might also want to go to Lisa Jensen's blog, where she's posted the first chapter of the sequel to The Witch from the Sea. She offers us a juggling act, a cutpurse, a knife fight and some sweet interplay between Tory and her lover in the space of a few hundred words. Nice!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Interview from McBooks Press blog

Chris [Christopher Wofford, marketing director at McBooks Press in Ithaca, N.Y.] sat down with The War of Knives author Broos Campbell [hey, that's me!] this morning to check in and see how Peter Wicked is coming along, chat about Toussaint, the movie, and play a little fantasy cinema with characters in the Matty Graves novels.

Christopher: So, what have you been up to, working on the third novel in the Matty Graves series?

Broos: I just turned in an extensive rewrite of Peter Wicked, book three in the series, and the glossary. I still have to finish the maps and theRead more »

Monday, October 01, 2007

New galley

OK, so I'm over at my new digs in the Val, and the kitchen is way dinky. I was consoling myself by pretending my apartment is in Manhattan, which would make it huge.

It didn't work.

So I took a new tack. Now I tell myself I'm practicing for when I live on my boat. Boom, instant mansion.

I just picked up a copy of Seaman Garnery: Voyages, Aventures et Combats, which is part of the memoirs of Louis Garnery, who was a French sailor and prisoner of the British during the Napoleonic Wars. I haven't gotten far enough to tell yet, but from what I hear he made a bunch of it up. I'm cool with that.

Friday, June 29, 2007

I've moved

I'm never around here. I'm over at my other website. I'm not sure that it's easier to maintain, but it gets more traffic. Come say arrrrr matey at


Friday, April 06, 2007

Feature article in QUARTERDECK

George Jepson at Quarterdeck, a newsletter of interest to fans of fiction set during the age of sail, put me on the cover of the April issue.

Friday, March 16, 2007

THE WAR OF KNIVES begins shipping

I just got a case of the hardcover edition of The War of Knives. The wife says, "I love, love, LOVE the cover." It features a maniacal-looking Matty with a bloody sword in his hand, and where there isn't an illustration, the dust jacket is lime green.

Lime green is one of the hot colors this season. The others are brown and a sort of muddy turquoise. The paperback edition of No Quarter, which McBooks is releasing at the same time, has the muddy turquoise.

The wife does television merchandizing and designs kids' clothes and bedding. She says pink is also in this season. I hope no one uses pink on one of my books.

Unless girls like it. Whatever the girl wants the girl gets, says I.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A nice review in Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly likes The War of Knives: A Matty Graves Novel. In a review in the February 19 issue, some kind soul calls it an "entertaining sequel to No Quarter," and goes on to call it "an elaborate swashbuckling tale that will appeal especially to fans of high historical adventure." Hoo roar for me, yay.