Hello! I’m Cheyenne Campbell, and I write fantasy for adults and YA.
To read about my stories & what I’m currently working on, click on the My Writing page.
To read my personal blog (which is not publishing-specific), visit The Next Impractical Thing.
Thanks for visiting.
My writing is inspired by my adventures around the Cornish coast, the Scottish Highlands, the English countryside, European travels, and wherever else I’m fortunate enough to live and explore. I love telling character-driven stories set in folkloric and fantastic realms that aren’t so far away.
An Iroquois originally from Grand Island, New York, I’ve also lived in Tennessee, California, Canada, Cornwall, and Scotland. I’ve been in the UK since 2007, have dual UK/USA citizenship, and currently live in the SW of England with my husband and our daughter.
Since 2008, I’ve been features editor and writer for OnScreen magazine.
I received a 1st class Film BA from Falmouth University in Cornwall, England. I also studied Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and Technical Theatre at SUNY Buffalo, NY.
Some of what inspires me:
Books & Authors:
– J.R.R. Tolkien
– Simon R. Green — especially BLUE MOON RISING
– Scott Lynch’s GENTLEMAN BASTARD series
– Laini Taylor
– Kazuo Ishiguro
– Leigh Bardugo
– Patricia C. Wrede
– THE NAME OF THE WIND
– DANCES WITH WOLVES
– THE LOVELY BONES
– REDEEMING LOVE by Francine Rivers
– Tony Evans
– Jamie Wright
– Wendy Pope
– C.S. Lewis
– ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE
– Folklore & mythology, particularly Celtic and Greek
– Radiohead — best ever band don’t argue please thank you.
– Thom Yorke (I mean…)
– Taylor Swift
– Craig Armstrong
– video game & film scores, especially Final Fantasy, Stellaris (game by Paradox Interactive), scores by Austin Wintory, John Barry, so + many + more.
– Final Fantasy XIV, II/IV
– old school Infocom text adventure games like Zork
– Journey (by Thatgamecompany)
– Zelda: Breath of the Wild
– Classic NES/SNES games
Films & TV:
– Withnail & I
– Dances With Wolves
– Breaking Bad
– Star Trek: TNG
– Star Wars
– The Witcher
– Anne of Green Gables (bet you’ve never seen those two together in a list)
– Never Let Me Go
– Sex & the City
– classic Top Gear
– The Shape of Water
– Pan’s Labyrinth
– The Red Turtle
– Silence of the Lambs
– Indiana Jones
– Romancing the Stone
– and anything with Gary Oldman
– hiking hills, woods, moors, and coastal paths
– playing guitar and bass
– watching the Buffalo Bills (hometown team, LET’S GO BUFFALO), and the Kansas City Chiefs
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I grew up on Choose Your Own Adventure and D&D books, a TRS-80 and an Apple Mac with Infocom games (<3 Zork), riding my bike, exploring the woods behind our house, and dreaming of other worlds and the beings from them that visit ours.
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Last but not least, I’m here doing what I do because of Jesus.
“If a person is ever going to do anything worthwhile, there will be times
when he must risk everything by his leap in the dark.”