Darlene Campos

Houston, TX

Author's Bio

Hello! I'm Darlene P. Campos. I was born in Houston, TX in October 1991 to an Ecuadorian family. I'm a graduate from the University of Houston with a BA in English-Creative Writing and a minor in Medicine. In May 2016, I earned my MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso's Creative Writing Program. I currently work for Lone Star College System. My first novel, "Behind Mount Rushmore," debuted on May 19, 2017. It is available through Vital Narrative Press, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. I am currently working on two additional novels to be released in the future with Vital Narrative Press.

Publications and Prizes

Bartleby Snopes, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Elohi Gadugi Journal, Gravel, Red Fez, Boiler Journal
Prizes Won: 
Best of the Net Finalist, Nonfiction (2016), Online Writing Tips Short Fiction Prize, Second Place (2016) Best of the Net Nominee, Fiction (2014) Sylvan N. Karchmer Fiction Prize (2013) Glass Mountain Magazine Contest, Prose Category (2013)

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors: 
Sherman Alexie, Daniel Wallace, Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, Sandra Cisneros, Jeannette Walls, John Green, RJ Palacio, Oscar Wilde

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English, Spanish
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Houston, TX
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Last updated: Nov 17, 2017