Ms. Darlene P. Campos

Texas, United States

Member Since: 07/26/2019

Darlene P. Campos was born in Houston, Texas to Ecuadorian parents. She wrote her first short story and poem in fourth grade and from that point on, she knew she wanted to be a writer. Though her specialty is young adult fiction, she enjoys creating works in all genres. Currently, she is seeking representation for her fourth novel, THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, a young adult historical novel based on true accounts of Holocaust survivors. Additionally, she is already working on her fifth novel, MATTHEW THE RIOT, a semi-sequel to THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. When she is not writing, she spends her leisure time reading, riding her bike, boxing, swimming, and catching up on sleep. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, David.


Twitter Username: @DarleneCampos91


  • Heaven Isn't Me , Vital Narrative Press (October 2019)
  • Mr. Ray's Barbershop / La barberia del Sr. Ray , Independently Published (June 2019)
  • Summer Camp is Cancelled , Vital Narrative Press (August 2018)
  • Behind Mount Rushmore , Vital Narrative Press (May 2017)


  • Dastaan Award for Fiction(2017)
  • Pen2Paper Finalist, Fiction(2017)
  • Best of the Net Finalist, Nonfiction(2016)
  • Online Writing Tips Award, Fiction, 2nd place(2016)
  • Best of the Net Finalist, Fiction(2014)
  • Sylvan N. Karchmer Fiction Prize(2013)
  • Glass Mountain Magazine's Best Short Story(2013)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The University of Texas at El Paso (May 2016)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English-Creative Writing, minor in Medicine and Society Studies from The University of Houston (May 2013)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Children's literature