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Desi Writers' Lounge - Dastaan Award Winner for Fiction, "Mason Jars," (2017)


Pen2Paper Finalist - Fiction, "Benji," (2017)


Best of the Net Finalist - Nonfiction, "What I Never Told My Father," (2016)


Online Writing Tips - Fiction, 2nd Place Winner, "Wild Horses," (2016)


Best of the Net Finalist - Fiction, "Signing Off," (2014)


University of Houston - Sylvan N. Karchmer Winner for Fiction, "The Bullet," (2013)


Glass Mountain Magazine - Prose Winner, picked by judge and author ZZ Packer, "The Fork," (2013)

Hello! Hola! I'm Darlene P. Campos, an Ecuadorian-American author who is also a proud Houstonian.

I earned my BA in English-Creative Writing with a Medicine and Society Studies minor from the University of Houston (Go Coogs!) and my MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso (Go Miners!).


I am the author of the young adult novels Behind Mount Rushmore, Summer Camp is Cancelled, and Heaven Isn't Me, traditionally published by Vital Narrative Press.

I am currently represented by Allison Hellegers of Stimola Literary Studio.


When I'm not writing, I'm reading, cooking, baking, or spending time with my husband, David. Follow me on Twitter or 'like' my Facebook page for regular updates! Don't hesitate to contact me - I LOVE hearing from new people!


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