Twyla Campbell was born in Saskatchewan, raised on a farm and spent many a summer roaming the Okanagan while visiting grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, and eventually her parents who moved to Kelowna in 1986.
A thirst for reading and the encouragement from three fantastic high school teachers inspired her to become a writer. While studying communications during post-secondary, she started blogging about food and travel, which led her to a gig at CBC doing restaurant reviews, as well as to the publishing of her first magazine article in Edmonton’s City Palate (now The Tomato).
Since then, she has travelled through Canada’s far north to interview and write about surviving Inuit of forced relocations, and has visited Colombia to document the stories of Indigenous peoples’ conflict with mining corporations. In 2016, she co-contributed to the story, “To Kill an Indian” which appeared in the book, In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation. Twyla published her first book in 2018, Maps, Markets, and Matzo Ball Soup: The Inspiring Life of Chef Gail Hall.