Visiting Writer Bonnie Jo Campbell  
‘I tried not to write. At first people told me to write. I wanted to travel. When I got to high school I loved writing for the newspaper. I just loved it. Then I tried to write and I was bad at it, and I knew it, so I didn’t want to do it. I earned a master’s in mathematics and was going to get a PhD in mathematics. I gave up writing after college, swore I’d never do it again. But whatever else I tried to focus on, I kept coming back to writing. Then I took a really good writing class, it went well, and it all finally made sense.’  
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