CHANNILLO
Bit By Bit
By Audra Vy Campbell

Series Description:

After my father's death last year, my sister sent me a box of my family's things that she didn't even want to open. It was threateningly labeled "old photographs". 
 

As an exercise, I decided to tell a story that was prompted by the contents of the box. The tale these photographs tell will surely be humorous and sometimes lugubrious (still darkly funny bc that's how I roll) journal told in as many posts as I can tolerate at a time. 

 I come from an Eastern European family of Holocaust driven immigrants who's motto was "always look down". I was hoping I would find "patient zero": someone to blame for my relative's and my own mental health challenges. Needless to say, what I discovered was not patient zero, but rather a family tree with enough nuts to fill an orchard. 
 

I do not intend to write this piece in chronological order of the dates on the pictures. It is my feeling that the resulting story will take a form much like a forensic white board complete with red pieces of string connecting people and events that intersect through memories and flashbacks.
 

 

Category/Genre(s): Adult Fiction, Journal Entries, Humor, Nonfiction
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Upcoming



Author Bio For Audra Vy Campbell:

Born in 1958 Ms. Campbell grew up in Bethesda Maryland, the second and embarrassing child to two clinically unstable parents.
 

In 1976 she graduated high school early in order to get the hell out of the house, and to attend The University of Vermont (because they explained that they offered free student ski passes at their college booth). In 1976 UVM made the list of top ten party schools according to "Playboy".  She went from there to Emerson College and on to Columbia University for a Masters in Screenwriting under Professors Frank Daniel and Milos Forman.
 

1980 saw the beginning of her career as a NY theatrical Talent Agent,manager and casting assistant. While working as a manager in 1987, Ms. Campbell's world was turned upside down by the brutal killing in her office, now infamously known as "The Chippendale's" murder. The incident stayed with her and she has used writing and photographs and interviews to try to make sense of senselessness.

This compilation  book is the second for her, the first having made it to market but no further. She has written about Chippendale's, raising children, and living with chronic pain and Bipolar disorder. 

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two grown children.







Series Description:

After my father's death last year, my sister sent me a box of my family's things that she didn't even want to open. It was threateningly labeled "old photographs". 
 

As an exercise, I decided to tell a story that was prompted by the contents of the box. The tale these photographs tell will surely be humorous and sometimes lugubrious (still darkly funny bc that's how I roll) journal told in as many posts as I can tolerate at a time. 

 I come from an Eastern European family of Holocaust driven immigrants who's motto was "always look down". I was hoping I would find "patient zero": someone to blame for my relative's and my own mental health challenges. Needless to say, what I discovered was not patient zero, but rather a family tree with enough nuts to fill an orchard. 
 

I do not intend to write this piece in chronological order of the dates on the pictures. It is my feeling that the resulting story will take a form much like a forensic white board complete with red pieces of string connecting people and events that intersect through memories and flashbacks.
 

 

Category/Genre(s): Adult Fiction, Journal Entries, Humor, Nonfiction
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Upcoming


Author Bio For Audra Vy Campbell:

Born in 1958 Ms. Campbell grew up in Bethesda Maryland, the second and embarrassing child to two clinically unstable parents.
 

In 1976 she graduated high school early in order to get the hell out of the house, and to attend The University of Vermont (because they explained that they offered free student ski passes at their college booth). In 1976 UVM made the list of top ten party schools according to "Playboy".  She went from there to Emerson College and on to Columbia University for a Masters in Screenwriting under Professors Frank Daniel and Milos Forman.
 

1980 saw the beginning of her career as a NY theatrical Talent Agent,manager and casting assistant. While working as a manager in 1987, Ms. Campbell's world was turned upside down by the brutal killing in her office, now infamously known as "The Chippendale's" murder. The incident stayed with her and she has used writing and photographs and interviews to try to make sense of senselessness.

This compilation  book is the second for her, the first having made it to market but no further. She has written about Chippendale's, raising children, and living with chronic pain and Bipolar disorder. 

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two grown children.