Mike Campbell served as an award-winning writer while on active duty with the U.S. Navy and as a civilian journalist and Public Affairs Officer with the Department of Defense. Mike retired from federal service in 2008.
Mike met Thomas E. Devine, author of the 1987 classic, Eyewitness: The Amelia Earhart Incident, in 1988. He was convinced that Devine, Fred Goerner, Vincent V. Loomis, Paul Briand Jr., and others were correct when they claimed Earhart and Fred Noonan died on Saipan after their disappearance in 1937. After 14 years of collaboration with Devine, With Our Own Eyes: Eyewitnesses to the Final Days of Amelia Earhart, was published in 2002 by a small Ohio company.
In 2005, Campbell co-wrote “The Atchison Report,” an extensive debunking of the notorious and false Amelia Earhart-as-Irene Bolam theory. This theory was first presented in the 1970 book, Amelia Earhart Lives. “The Atchison Report” was distributed to researchers at the 2005 Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison, Kansas, Earhart’s birthplace.
Mike lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife, Nee, and their two cats.