Ted Campbell was sitting in his fifth grade classroom in Kimberley, BC, when he glanced out of the window. A City of Kimberley dump truck stopped beside an open ditch and two men got out and picked up shovels. The driver dumped a load of gravel, the men began shovelling, then the driver left. A light came on and a decision was made! When he grew up Ted got a job in a mine, bought a new Chevrolet Bel Air, used it as a down payment on a Big Job Ford, and went hauling logs in the Rockies. Since then, his rigs have hauled logs, lumber, dry and refrigerated freight, coin grade silver, ice cream, pretzels, running shoes, flour, salt, and sugar. His tankers moved spring water, distilled water, and concentrated juice. Seventy years and hundreds of trucks, trailers and tankers later, Ted sold his truck line and retired to write truck-related and mystery books. All are available on Amazon.com.
Trucker and Mystery Books
If you arrived here looking for either the Trucker or the Sue Ellison website, then you're at the right place. Ted Campbell is a life-long writer beginning in Grade Ten in Kimberley by faking his way via a gossip column called “The Little Raindrop” read to his English class. The raindrop trickled through town talking about kids holding hands, giving long looks, and the occasional kiss. Every student read it; most wanted to be in it. It got Ted straight “A”'s. The trucker series comes from a life time of owning and driving big rigs that “bring good things.” Sue Ellison is a series about a Nova Scotia girl who joins the Ontario Police, becomes disillusioned with the glass ceiling, and comes to be a Private Detective.