J. Haley Campbell

writer/educator

lost in l/yearning, nature, cities, songs, and stories…

Photograph by Sara Sobkoviak



I have an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Teaching from Westminster College. I teach high school English and Creative Writing at Mount Madonna School in Santa Cruz County, California. I am working on a novel, Shelterwood.



“You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can’t, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world. In some way, your aspirations and concern for a single man in fact do begin to change the world. The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way a person looks or people look at reality, then you can change it.”

James Baldwin