Novelist on the beat at town library
Local people will have a chance to meet Karen on 18 August from 7pm. She will give a reading from her highly-praised book After the Fire. She will also discuss her work and answer questions from the audience.
The event is free, and refreshments will be provided.
Cllr Peter Boyes, Cabinet Member for Education & Communities, said: "Karen Campbell has many fans in Midlothian. Her visit offers a great opportunity for local residents to hear first hand from one of Scotland's most exciting new authors."
A former member of Strathclyde Police, Karen Campbell, won the Best New Scottish Writer Award in 2009. Her debut novel, The Twilight Time, merged her personal insights and experiences with life behind the uniform.
After the Fire has been shortlisted for the 2010 Tesco Bank Summer Read competition for best new Scottish book.