About

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Hi, I’m Cheyenne Campbell.

I’m a fantasy author whose work is inspired by my adventures around the Cornish coast, the Scottish Highlands, and wherever my muddy boots or flip-flops take me. I love telling stories of relatable characters in folkoric realms that are not so far away.

Born in Grand Island, New York, I’ve also lived in Tennessee, California, Canada, Cornwall, Scotland, and SW England, where I currently live with my Scottish husband. I’m a Native American (Mohawk). I’ve lived in the UK since 2008, and in 2016 I gained dual citizenship, becoming a British citizen (just in time to vote…).

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Since 2008, I’ve been features editor and writer for OnScreen magazine.

I studied technical theatre at SUNY at Buffalo, music business at Belmont University, and received a 1st class Film BA from Falmouth University in Cornwall, England.

When not reading and writing, I’m rambling woods, hills, and coastal paths, listening to Radiohead or Taylor Swift, exploring cities, playing (mostly older) video games, watching films, taking photos, painting, learning guitar, playing bass, and watching and listening to puffins, herons, and black-capped chickadees.

I love all things Tolkien, believe most situations call for a Withnail & I quote, and am obsessed with old Top Gear (Clarkson, Hammond, and May). I’m also a lifelong devotee of Tim Horton’s Timbits and coffee.

Last but not least, I’m here in this life, doing what I get to do with all thankfulness to and because of my savior, 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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All photos copyright Cheyenne Campbell (unless otherwise noted).

 

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9 thoughts on “About

  1. Welcome to ISWG. My first post was today as well. Your photography is beautiful. The most recent one of the trail leading to the mountaintop could easily also be of a favorite place of mine in Alaska.

    1. Thanks for visiting, Amy! I’ll pop over to your blog as well. It’s great to meet other writers and see where they’re at in their journeys. Glad you like the photos! I’ve never been to Alaska but I’d *love* to take my camera up there someday 🙂

  2. Hello
    I was just on Google and I am most empathetic at your story as a graduate and the dramas of finding a job.. I am in a very similar if not exact situation. Except I am from a third world nation that has no other avenue except for academia and that is limited and challenging ..I too was too qualified , too little , too this or that, and have become almost or very close suicidal. Your post has given me hope so I prayer it will help me through. Thanks Cheyenne.

    1. I’m so amazed that you found that article, that it’s still floating around out there — but I’m disheartened to hear that you’re in a similar situation. Worse, from the sounds of it. I don’t know whether you’ll see this response but I’ll send you a message privately as well. Thanks for your feedback. There is always hope! Always. Even though it doesn’t help externally, I found that even just talking to others who had similar experiences made me realise it *wasn’t* about me or what I was or wasn’t doing. Prayers for a door to open for you very soon! <3

  3. Dear Cheyenne, like Karen, I just recently stumbled upon your article. It completely expressed how I’ve been feeling for the past couple of months as a recent “older” graduate looking for a job. I too am a US citizen but moved to Ireland (with my Irish husband) last year to finally get a masters (and change careers) that I’ve been wanting to get for the last 10 years. I also thought my first class honors degree from the top university in town would easily get me a job but I’ve gotten practically no response (except for rejection emails). I have also pared down my CV to be dropped off at the shops hoping for at least a short holiday stint (something tells me that some 16-year-old kid will more likely get the job before me) but also to no avail. The latest thing I’ve been doing is adding my husband’s last name to my CV (I kept my maiden name which is actually of Asian origin) hoping it will at least get noticed before being chucked in the bin. It has been dispiriting to say the least, and I’m starting to really doubt whether the year I sacrificed, the expensive international student rate tuition fee I paid, and my new degree are of any use at all. But I’ve been trying to stay positive and reading your article made me feel a lot less lonely (though I’m sorry that you had to go through it too). Anyway, I apologize for the long comment — just want to say your article made my day and even being able to write this comment have made me feel a lot better. THANK YOU for sharing.

    1. Hi Lynda, I’m so honoured you took the time to come by and tell me your situation (I may email you since I don’t know if you’ll see this). Congrats on getting your masters and switching career paths — that’s HUGE and something to be celebrated and be proud of, no matter WHAT the steps that follow look like. It’s not always easy to accept that, or explain it to others, I’ve found. And yeah, I know what you mean about the 16-yo seeming more likely to snag a holiday job than you or I. Staying positive is the KEY, so you’re doing all that you can. I’ve heard from so many people in the wake of that article (which was a few years ago now!) — you are *definitely* not alone. As cheesy as it sounds, aiming for goals you’re passionate about to me is part of what life’s about. Look at studying for your masters and living abroad, and I bet you could make a list as long as your arm of the things you learned, people you met, and the experiences you had that have enriched your life. The “end result” of coming to Ireland and making the effort may not show up today or tomorrow, but I’m confident it will pave the path for what happens next. Hang in there. Try to look at what you learned and what you got out of it from a fresh angle. I studied film and believed I’d be editing features or working in post-production, but actually, editing films=storytelling and everything I learned about other cultures, scriptwriting, camera placement, editing… it all feeds into writing fiction, which is what I do now. Don’t give up! x

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