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Our Mentors

Darlene P. Campos
This 2021, Darlene P. Campos is mentoring Middle Grade
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Darlene P. Campos
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Darlene P. Campos is an award-winning author for young adult and middle grade readers. She earned her BA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, exercising, and going to museums. Previously published by the indie house Vital Narrative Press, she is now represented by Allison Hellegers of Stimola Literary Studio thanks to the work of #DVPit. Additionally, she is one of the founders of #LatinxPitch, a pitch party dedicated to Latinx creators of children’s literature. She is Ecuadorian-American and lives in Houston, TX with her husband and five (!) cats.

Allison Hellegers
Stimola Literary Studio

Other Published Works

Behind Mount Rushmore (Vital Narrative Press, May 2017)
Summer Camp is Cancelled (Vital Narrative Press, August 2018)
Heaven Isn't Me (Vital Narrative Press, October 2019)

Favorite Books

Some Places More Than Others by Renee Watson
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
While I Was Away by Waka T. Brown
Pie in the Sky by Remi Lai

Years Mentored
2020, 2021
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