About the Staff

Camille Gooderham Campbell (Managing Editor)

Website: Copy. Edit. Proof.
Twitter: @everydaycamille
MeWe: mewe.com/i/camillegooderhamcampbell

Camille Gooderham Campbell has been a part of EDF since it opened for submissions in 2007. Professionally, she provides e-book design and production services, edits fiction and non-fiction for select clients, and writes under a pen name. She has an Honours B.A. specializing in English Literature from the University of Toronto, where she was privileged to study creative writing with Professor J. Edward Chamberlin.

Camille’s taste in fiction is eclectic, with favourite authors ranging from Jane Austen to Jilly Cooper, Robert A. Heinlein to Anne McCaffrey, and Pauline Gedge to Jack Whyte. She reads all genres, with a particular interest in speculative and historical fiction, and also collects classic children’s literature.

She likes to read both really short stories and big thick novels, often at the same time.


Carol Clark (Editor)

Carol Clark is an aspiring fiction writer and poet. She likes to start her “literary” day with coffee and the morning newspaper, then adds more coffee to begin work writing and revising her short stories. She would like to start a novel and memoir soon. Her reading interests range from literary to fantasy to historical fiction, and she’s becoming more comfortable with horror writing.

Carol holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Temple University, and is the Vice President of her local Writers’ Club. She also works as an ESL tutor for the county, and has dreams of opening a “Reading & Writing Room” in her area. In her free time she loves to cook, bike, and take long walks. Carol lives outside Philadelphia with her wonderful husband and two feisty cats.


Joseph Kaufman (Editor)

After growing up on a farm in western Iowa, Joe headed to the bustling metropolis of Des Moines to attend Drake University. There, he worked at Hubbell Dining Hall during his four-year stint, honing such skills as garbage removal, cardboard crushing, and churning out exquisitely atrocious “Hubbell Man” adventures. His time at Drake ended with the near-accidental acquisition of degrees in Mathematics and Physics, disciplines Joe immediately abdicated for a halcyon career in Information Technology. Some years later, Joe moved to St. Louis where his presence caused the Rams to grow progressively worse each year. His move to Wisconsin in 2009 may have afforded them a tiny resurgence, just so they could relocate to Los Angeles seven years later.

Joe now lives the high life in the Madison area with his beautiful wife, lovely daughters, and his collection of over 1,500 beer bottles that takes up over 330 feet of shelving. He is the Applications Development Manager for the world’s largest rodenticide company. Joe affords vermin no quarter, perhaps in response to his childhood days on the farm when a mouse stole some of his precious cheese.

Joe enjoys consuming all kinds of short-form fiction, where his favorite authors include Raymond Carver and Flannery O’Connor. He has done a fair bit of writing and reading in a couple online communities and contests, with a love of con-crit reviewing taking the fore.

In 2015, Joe completed his first paid,  free-lance editing gig which he enjoyed very much (the editing, not the money. OK, the money, too).


J.C. Towler (Editor)

J.C. Towler lives on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, enjoying life at the beach before it disappears under the rising seas. He graduated from California State University, Chico in the 80’s then toiled in Washington, D.C. for several years as a Congressional staffer before starting a career in law enforcement. He has two kids from a previous marriage who he is raising in the ways of the Force. He believes Han shot first, Alan Ritchson is a way better Jack Reacher than Tom Cruise, and that Season 9 of Game of Thrones should start with Bobby Ewing in the shower telling Pam that Season 8 and the Star Wars sequels were just a bad dream. 

He mainly writes suspense, horror, and science fiction, though he dabbles in every genre. 

John D. McDonald, Larry McMurtry, and George R.R. Martin count among his favorite modern writers.


Rosalie Kempthorne (Editor)

Website: rosaliekempthorne.name

Although she does currently live with eight cats (and one husband), Rosalie Kempthorne is not (I repeat, not) a crazy cat lady. Instead, she is an aspiring writer. Some of her stories have appeared in EDF, as well as in Flash Frontier and 365 Tomorrows.

When she’s not writing she enjoys reading (all genres, but fantasy and historical novels especially) or walking, and playing in a couple of weekly RPGs (Dungeons and Dragons, and Shadowrun at present.)

She lives in Dunedin, New Zealand, where by the light of day she pretends to be an unassuming office worker.


Glenn Mori (Senior Editorial Assistant)

Fiction is Glenn’s most recent area of study.

The first discipline was music, where he completed a masters degree in music composition, followed by accounting, more practice with jazz music, and then writing about online poker, where he remains winning micro stakes player.

His ruminations about fiction can be found at www.intermittentrain.com.


Isabella Mori (Senior Slush Reader)

Isabella Mori’s first attempt at writing was a handmade one-edition school newsletter at age 9. She still writes for a newsletter, 50-odd years later. Also poems, novels, short stories, non-fiction, 1,000+ blog posts, (professional) resumes and artists’ bios, a few attempts at movie scripts, translations from and into German, Spanish and English. Isabella has published a book of poetry and is currently finishing a book with and about haiku. “Before I die I’ll have a novel published, so help me God,” she says. She reads widely; currently she mostly enjoys science fiction, certain types of fantasy, and magical realism. She works in the mental health/addiction field, lives in Vancouver, Canada, and has three children and three grandchildren.


Mai Nguyen (Slush Reader)

Mai Nguyen is a full-time daughter, sister, student, writer, reader, and flash fiction enthusiast. Originally from Vietnam, she moved to South Australia when she was eight. Her works have been published online.

She reads anything. On her bookshelf, The Time Traveler’s Wife sits next to Silence of the Lambs, Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe, and a Hans Christian Andersen collection.

She wishes to pursue a degree in Law or Journalism & Professional Writing.


Jerry Robinette (Slush Reader)

Jerry Robinette is a Documentation Analyst with a health insurance company. He is a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop (class of ’79) and aspires to achieve fame and fortune by translating Spanish-language speculative fiction into English. (Because there are so many rich and famous translators….)


Charlotte Willis (Slush Reader)

Charlotte Willis is a college student currently pursuing a triple major in Dance, History and Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. When she is not attending her (many) classes, she enjoys reading, writing, sewing, and playing with her dog.

She is an aspiring author currently writing short stories, usually in the genres of fantasy, science fiction and/or historical fiction. She enjoys reading short stories and novels of any and all genres.


Past managing editors include:
Jordan Ellinger

Past editors include:
Elissa Vann Struth • Rose Gardener
Jenn Q. Goddu • Melissa Reynolds

Past webmasters include:
Steven Smethurst

Past podcast managers include:
Folly Blaine • Alexander Jones

Past editorial assistants include:
Patricia La Barbera • Shelley Dayton • Emily Skaftun
Aliza Greenblatt • Tara Sim • Sealey Andrews
Dustin Adams • L. M. Finch • Tiffany John

Past slush readers include:
Scott Cosby • Elise Palmer • Davina Colpman • Gay Degani
K.C. Ball • Hillary Degani • Katheryn McLaughlin • Jana Seely
Martin Turton • Joe Daniels • Brenda Stokes • Michelle Jager
Laura Crowe • Devan Goldstein • Laurel Fuller • S.A. Ross
Ben Carey • Melanie Browne • Karen Monroe • Nicole Lavigne
Kip Hanson • Dale Rappaneau • Laura Barnett • J.B. Michaud
Jonathan Cardew • Kate Sheeran • Colleen F. Ciccozzi
Nicole Dunaway • Layla Blackwell • Kent DuFault
J. Chris Lawrence • Jadah McCoy • Miriam Lee • Edward Beach
Tiana Rapley • Tony Held • Michael Boettcher • Lara Dolphin
David Beavers • Andrew Cochrane • Danielle Dyal • Emma Munro
John Paul Hernandez, Jr. • Mary Casey • Jeff Switt • Nadya Bauman
Kylie Krummel • Elizabeth Hoyle • MiKayla Milburn


Jordan Ellinger (Founder)

Jordan Ellinger is a first place winner in the Writers of the Future Contest and is a Clarion West graduate.

In 2007, he founded Every Day Fiction in partnership with Camille and Steven. He retired from the project in 2015. EDF would not exist without him.


Steven Smethurst (Founder)

Website: blog.abluestar.com

Steven Smethurst is a Vancouver-based Maker, Hacker, Coder, and Artist.

In 2007, he founded Every Day Fiction in partnership with Camille and Jordan. He retired from the project in 2015. EDF would not exist without him.