Chantel Acevedo

Alabama, United States

Chantel Acevedo’s first novel, Love and Ghost Letters won the Latino International Book Award and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book of the Year.  Song of the Red Cloak was released in 2011, and is a historical YA novel. Her forthcoming novel, A Falling Star, won the Doris Bakwin Award and will be published by Carolina Wren Press. Her fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, North American Review, and Chattahoochee Review, among others.  She is currently an Associate Professor of English at Auburn University, and holds the Alumni Writer-in-Residence chair. Acevedo serves as editor of the Southern Humanities Review, and founded the annual Auburn Writers Conference.



  • Love and Ghost Letters , St. Martin's Press (September 1, 2005)
  • A Falling Star , Carolina Wren Press


  • The Doris Bakwin Award for the Novel(2013)
  • Alabama Literature Fellow(2013)
  • Latino International Book Award(2005)


  • Associate Professor at Auburn University (August 2006 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Miami (May 1999)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Children's literature , Poetry