Amanda A. Campos – The Revenant Chronicles

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

My most recent (and debut novel) is called The Revenant Chronicles: The Hunter & The Hunted.

It’s a supernatural romance with a lot of human nature hidden behind supernatural elements. In the story, my character main female character-seventeen-year-old Lux Anson moves to London after six months on the run from her past. She meets my main male character Justus Duponte-a ninety-six-year old supernatural creature known as a revenant. Bizarre dreams and visions binds them together and sets a tumultuous, passionate love affair in motion.

Tell us something about yourself.

I am the classic Woody Allen neurotic self-depreciating type.

I’m originally from New York. I moved to Port Saint Lucie, Florida as a child. For years I kept a personal journal, but the stories I always day dreamed in my head were kept private. As a teenager I fell in love with poetry and began to write and share my original poems with friends; which led to short stories. I guess you can say I’ve been creating stories since childhood.

What inspired you to write this book?

It sprouted from a poem I wrote (which you see in the Justus’s first P.O.V. chapter) and kind of spiraled out of control from there.

How did you choose the title?

It fit perfectly with the theme of the story. Justus is the hunter and Lux is the hunted until the tables turn.

Do you have any writing rituals?

When I write Lux I dress in bright colors, indulge in chick flicks, and break out the girlie playlist. When I write Justus I wear all black, forbid myself from watching or listening to anything some male wouldn’t be caught dead humoring.

How do you come up with the names for your characters?

I turn to the baby name books and pick out the most unusual names I can find.

Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? What?

Sleep is a privilege, not a right.

What is your writing style?

I love to write first person present; digging deep and really get into the mind-frame of these characters. My poetic background adds a lyrical element to my writing and my off kilter sense of humor demands I break serious moments with (what I’d like to think) are witty quips.

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

The sequel to the Hunter & The Hunted, The Hunter & The Huntress. In this one you see the characters go through big changes, but you also get in-depth glimpses into their pasts.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

Get your stories out there. Raise your voice and be heard. Be brave, be proud, and stay true to yourself. Don’t be afraid to cause some ruckus.

Who is the perfect reader for your book?

A free-spirited, open-minded anarchist who loves dark romance and has a wacky sense of humor.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/publishinghouse

Comments

  1. Cheoy Lee says

    “I am the classic Woody Allen neurotic self-depreciating type.” — I like you already!