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The real Florida doesn't match the attractions built for snowbirds or tourists who fly directly to Orlando or Daytona Beach. Those who grow up in Florida Panhandle see a different world. That's the world you'll find in my magical realism and paranormal novels and short stories.

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Lena Audio Book

When some white boys rape and murder a black girl named Mattie near the sawmill, the police have no suspects and don’t intend to find any. According to tradition, any white man could rape any black woman without consequences, much less condemnation.

Eulalie, who sees conjure as a way of helping the good Lord work His will, intends to set things right by “laying tricks.” But Eulalie has secrets of her own, and it’s hard not to look back on her own life and ponder how the decisions she made while drinking and singing at the local juke were, perhaps, the beginning of Mattie’s ending.

The novel includes a glossary of hoodoo terminology along with information about the blues as gospel musicians mentioned in the story.

Also available as an audiobook from Amazon and Audible.

Holly Palance

When you practice magic, you are the storm.

Nine short stories available in e-book and paperback.

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Novels and Stories from Florida

Washerwoman knows how to cover his tracks with the magic he learned from Florida's most famous root doctor, Uncle Monday. He's more elusive than hen's teeth, more dangerous than the Klan, and threatens to brutally remove any obstacle in the way of his profits. He runs the local policy gambling rackets--and about everything else with the consent and cooperation of the police, mayor, and upstanding white movers and shakers.

In this follow up to Conjure Woman's Cat, Eulalie and Lena face their greatest challenge with scarce support from townspeople who are scared of their own shadows.

Also available as an audiobook from Amazon and Audible.

In Tallahassee, Florida, ask Midtown Reader Bookstore to order copies of my books for you via its Ingram Catalogue.

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When Police Chief Alton Gravely and Officer Carothers escalate the feud between “Torreya’s finest” and conjure woman Eulalie Jenkins by running her off the road into a north Florida swamp, the borrowed pickup truck is salvaged but Eulalie is missing and presumed dead. Her cat Lena survives. Lena could provide an accurate account of the crime, but the county sheriff is unlikely to interview a pet. 

Lena doesn’t think Eulalie is dead, but the conjure woman’s family and friends don’t believe her. Eulalie’s daughter Adelaide wants to stir things up, and the church deacon wants everyone to stay out of sight. There’s talk of an eyewitness, but either Adelaide made that up to worry the police, or the witness is too scared to come forward.

Lena paperback book
Eulalie and Washerwoman Novel

Website for author Malcolm R. Campbell

Unfortunately, Florida's citrus industry stopped using orange crates and colorful labels in the late 1950s. Great artwork.

Conjure Woman's Cat novel

Photo by Nicolas Jossi on Unsplash 

Widely Scattered Ghost Book Cover

Typical Florida Pier. If you're in high school and stand at the end while a nearby hurricane sends waves over it, you'll get in trouble with your parents.  Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash.

Conjure Woman's Cat

Feed from Malcolm's Round Table

Slash pine cut to collect turpentine. The spikey plants are saw palmettos. Florida Memory Photo


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