Short Bio

Tara L. Campbell is a speculative fiction and creative nonfiction science writer with a professional background in computer science. She enjoys writing at the intersection of science, technology, and disability.


Medium Bio

Tara L. Campbell is a speculative fiction and creative nonfiction science writer with a professional background in computer science. She enjoys writing at the intersection of science, technology, and disability. Stories about overlooked or misunderstood people and concepts are key aspects in her work.


Long Bio

Tara L. Campbell is a speculative fiction and creative nonfiction science writer with a professional background in computer science. She enjoys writing at the intersection of science, technology, and disability. Stories about overlooked or misunderstood people and concepts are key aspects in her work.

Earning a B.A. in English Literature and Writing from Marylhurst University in 2015, Tara also earned a M.A. in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2018. Most recently, she was awarded second place for the Willamette Writers 2018 Kay Snow writing contest for nonfiction.


Suggested Interview Questions

  1. Why are you interested in writing about science and technology?

  2. Your background is in computer science, how does that influence your writing?

  3. What is science writing?

  4. Why “speculative fiction” rather than science fiction?

  5. A lot of your fiction overlaps with nonfiction, and vice-versa, why write in both categories?

  6. The theme of disability is important to you but you don’t state outright whether a character is disabled or not. Why is that?

  7. What is your experience with disability?

  8. AI and robotics are central to some of your work, what’s your fascination with both technologies?

  9. Are you afraid of automation or an AI uprising?

  10. What was life like growing up in a rural, unincorporated community, and what how did it shape your career path?

  11. Why do you write about “outliers, misfits, and underdogs”?

  12. Any big takeaways from your writing you hope to instill in your readers?


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