Our newest author: Julian Costa

This summer, Parisian Phoenix will begin work with Julian Costa on publishing a memoir of David Campbell, an educator born in Galion, Ohio, who wrote stories of his life in the 1940s and 1950s to pass on to his children. Julian previously wrote a nonfiction book about Campbell and his educational career and achievements, published by Masthof Press.

From Julian’s preface in the Campbell memoir:

“David Campbell was an educator, television producer, artist, and civic servant. He spent thirty-five years of his life teaching media and communication to learners young and old. His love for technology and creative expression flourished throughout his life through photography, writing, and television production. But, beyond all of these descriptors, David Campbell was a native of the small town of Galion, Ohio.

During his retirement, Campbell set the goal for himself of writing a memoir. Within this volume, titled I’m Just the Dad, he tells a vivid story of his upbringing in Galion, including the picturesque and the mundane. Since only three copies of this volume exist, very few have gotten to know Galion from David’s vantage point.

My interest in David Campbell’s life came about when I was a junior in college. I was working on a documentary project that traced my department’s history, and through that project, got to know of Campbell and his many contributions as one of the department’s founding faculty members. After he died, I felt as though his professional legacy deserved to live on, resulting in my writing of a biography, titled David Campbell: Story of a Career (2018).”

Julian’s next project focuses on Hang Tao Lee.

Published by Angel Ackerman

Writer, Editor, Traveler, Fashionista, Francophile, Student and Mother Publisher at Parisian Phoenix (parisianphoenix.com) Author of the Fashion and Fiends series

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