Darlene P. Campos

Fiction Writer

Houston, TX
Texas US

Author's Bio

Hello! I was born in Houston, TX 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. I am the author of young adult novels titled BEHIND MOUNT RUSHMORE, SUMMER CAMP IS CANCELLED, and HEAVEN ISN'T ME, published by Vital Narrative Press, an independent house in Memphis, TN. 

Literary agent: 
Allison Hellegers - Stimola Literary Studio

Publications & Prizes

Bartleby Snopes
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Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
Elohi Gadugi Journal
Prizes won: 

Desi Writers' Lounge, Dastaan Award, Fiction (2017), Pen2Paper Finalist, Fiction (2017), 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: 
Daniel Wallace, Maya Angelou, Sandra Cisneros, Jeannette Walls, John Green, RJ Palacio, Oscar Wilde, Carrie Fountain, Stuart Dybek, Elizabeth McCracken, ZZ Packer, Meg Medina

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English, Spanish
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Houston, TX
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Last update: Jun 15, 2023