Farmers’ Market Food Prices Mean I’m Not a Starving Artist

But amidst all the rapidly rising cost trends at grocery stores, the same thing doesn’t appear to be happening – at least not nearly to the same extent, if at all – at my local farmers’ market. That has definitely surprised me.

I Finally Got to See the RCMP Musical Ride (Eeeeee!)

Last month, I finally got to see the RCMP Musical Ride. I’ve wanted to see it for as long as I can remember, and I finally had the chance at the Barrie Fair that took place in August at the Essa Agriplex in Ontario.

A Socially Anxious Author and a Local Farmers Market

I absolutely love my local farmers market.  It’s my Disney World.  I’m not exaggerating. I look forward to it every single week. 

“An Ogre Ate My Sparkles” is Now Available!

An Ogre Ate My Sparkles is the first book I’ve written with my sister, Laura Campbell. I’m proud to say that we illustrated the whole thing too! Neither of us are professional artists, but it was a lot of fun creating the drawings of Eddie, a cute kid dealing with a lot of emotions in their life, and the Ogre, whom Eddie imagines is eating their sparkles when things seem to be going wrong.

3 Audiobooks that Fueled my Passion for Vegetable Gardening

I absolutely love vegetable gardening. I live in an apartment, but by mid-February every year, the entire area in front of my balcony door becomes my makeshift greenhouse.  I start planting seeds in egg cartons and tend them daily, watching for germination well before the seed packets say they should start growing (I just know that my seeds are smarter than the rest). Once the seedlings are hardened and the frost risk is gone, they’re planted in pots out on my balcony, so I can move my tending obsession outdoors. But it wasn’t always this way.

First Blog Post

My name is Julie B. Campbell. I’m a Canadian author from Ontario. is blog to share my thoughts – in the rare instances that I have some worth sharing – and as a place to tuck the book and audiobook reviews I’ve wanted to start writing for some time now.