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Larkin Campbell is scaring up a new creative outlet just in time for Halloween. The L.A.-based actor and author is debuting as a children’s book co-author with his 10-year-old daughter Shea. Halloween Harry, The Werewolf That Wasn’t Scary, published by Blue Balloon Press, the children’s book division of Ballast Books, was released October 17th and features illustrations from Beau Berkley.

Campbell found national press and outstanding reviews with his debut book, A View from the Middle, which recounted in humorous detail his long, arduous, and largely unacknowledged acting career, despite having worked with some of the biggest A-list names in the industry.  Those names included Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis, Steve Carrell and many others.

Halloween Harry-The Werewolf That Wasn’t Scary tells the story of young Harry, a werewolf—not a scary werewolf but a werewolf, nonetheless. Most werewolves were scary, but not Harry. Harry was smart, curious, and funny. Did he want to be scary? Of course! But he just wasn’t. Will Harry find the courage to stand up to the bullies he encounters on Halloween night? Young readers will enjoy a fun, thrilling Halloween tale filled with werewolves, zombies, and a kind-of-scary but not-too-scary robot and a message sure to resonate with the young, as well as the young at heart.

“I’m such a fan of children’s books, especially the ones that can make you laugh and provide a little life lesson at the same time,” said Campbell. “A View From The Middle was packed with stories that happened to me. I wanted to write something completely made up, and Halloween Harry- The Werewolf That Wasn’t Scary fits the bill.”

When asked how his role as a father inspired his work, Campbell was quick to gush about his 10-year-old daughter Shea, who penned the book alongside him.

“We’ve always tried to push [our kids] into using their imagination to keep themselves busy,” Campbell said. “My daughter saw how much fun I had writing my first book and asked if we could ever write a book together, and I said ‘absolutely!” The father-daughter duo worked closely together in building the story, tapping into each other’s creative ideas until they had the winning combination that led to Halloween Harry.

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