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.

A Native American (Haudenosaunee) from Grand Island, NY, I hold dual UK/USA citizenship and graduated with a 1st class Film BA from Cornwall’s Falmouth University. Since 2008 I have edited and written for a SW England film magazine. In 2022, an essay of mine will be published in Dan Koboldt’s PUTTING THE FACT IN FANTASY by Penguin Random House. My writing is inspired by my meanderings around the Cornish coast, the Scottish Highlands, the English countryside, European travels, and wherever else I”m fortunate enough to live and explore. I have an affinity for abandoned mines, prehistoric ruins that aren’t flanked by gift shops, and anything in our world that just might be a portal to another.

Some of what’s inspired me most:

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
– ATONEMENT
– OUTLANDER
– THE LOVELY BONES
– THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS by Michaiah Johnson
– Tony Evans
– Jamie Wright
– Wendy Pope
– C.S. Lewis
– ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE
– Folklore & mythology

Music:
– Radiohead — best ever band don’t argue please thank you
– Thom Yorke <3 <3 <3
– Taylor Swift
– video game & film scores

Games:
– 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 all-time favourites:
– Withnail & I
– LOTR
– classic Top Gear
– Dances With Wolves
– Breaking Bad
– Star Trek: TNG
– Star Wars
– The Witcher
– Anne of Green Gables (bet you’ve never seen those on a list together)
– Never Let Me Go
– Sex & the City
– Goonies
– Clue
– Labyrinth
– The Shape of Water
– Pan’s Labyrinth
– The Red Turtle
– Silence of the Lambs
– Indiana Jones
– Atonement
– Romancing the Stone
– anything with Gary Oldman

I grew up on Choose Your Own Adventure and D&D books, computer & video games, riding my bike, exploring the woods behind our house, and dreaming of other worlds and the beings from them that visit ours.

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.”
-Oswald Chambers

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6 thoughts on “About Cheyenne

  1. Kat says:

    Is there a way to order your books? I can’t find it anywhere online. I am in the U.S., so I don’t know if that is affecting my ability to find it.

    • Cheyenne Campbell says:

      Hi Kat!

      At this time, the only one of these that’s available to purchase is my short story, Reckoner, in the FRAGMENTS OF DARKNESS anthology. I’ve just updated this page so there are links to Amazon for that story, as well as a trailer — but thank you so much for your interest, and keep your eyes peeled for more news! 🙂

  2. Rob Turner says:

    Hi Cheyenne, we’ve been chatting on and off on Twitter. While waiting for my wip to come back from what I hope is a final beta read, I was looking for something to read next and thought I would check out your work – but judging by the above I must be more patient! Neither did I know that you played guitar and bass, and got religion – all sound life choices! Great mountain top shot there too. It’s in the beauty that we find Him.
    Cheers
    Rob from Cornwall

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