Susan Kammeraad-Campbell is publisher and editor in chief of Joggling Board Press, an independent press based in Charleston, S.C. She has been lead editor of more than 30 books of fiction and nonfiction, many of which have garnered top national awards. She is the author of Doc: The Story of Dennis Littky and His Fight for a Better School, a nonfiction novel based on a story she covered as a newspaper reporter in New England. The book became an NBC movie called A Town Torn Apart. Susan is the coauthor of Edisto River: Black Water Crown Jewel, winner of seven national awards including the best nonfiction book of the year by Foreword Reviews.
Kammeraad-Campbell mentors interns, apprentices and writers of all levels and has taught hundreds through workshops and master classes in writing and creative thinking, using innovative methods that bypass the usual approaches to teaching writing. Her work as a journalist at the Medical University of South Carolina sparked her interest in neurology, a pursuit that gave her insight into how the brain works – specifically, how we tap into our most creative thoughts, what triggers memory, and what gives us pause to recalibrate a memory through the portal of reflection.
Kammeraad-Campbell was named one of the 2022 top 50 women leaders of South Carolina by Women We Admire.