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Author, poet, lightbringer.

Background Information

Qwantu Amaru has been writing since the age of 11.  An avid reader, he has always aspired to write suspenseful page turners and socially significant literature like those of his writing influences Richard Wright, Harper Lee, Walter Mosley, Tananarive Due and Stephen King. Qwantu draws his inspiration from his modest upbringing in small towns and cities across the US.

In addition to his first novel, the award-winning ONE BLOOD, Qwantu has published five volumes of poetry. He is also part owner and one third of The Pantheon Collective, an independent publishing venture dedicated to bringing high quality independent books to the masses while empowering and inspiring other authors to follow their dreams. For more information visit his website, follow him on twitter @onebloodbook, join his fanpage: , or e-mail him at Qwantu currently resides in Jersey City, NJ


Winner of two 2012 International Book Awards!
Winner of a 2012 Global eBook Award!
Winner of a 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Award!
Winner of a 2012 National Indie Excellence Book Award!
Winner of a 2012 Reader's Favorite Awards Silver Medal!
Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

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One Blood by Qwantu Amaru continues to rack up Horror Awards Indie author Qwantu Amaru has had a great summer as his debut novel, One Blood (4.5/5 stars on 110 reviews) garnered major attention from numerous literary awards committees. In May, the novel won a National Indie Excellence Book Award and two International Book Awards. In June, One Blood was named the 2nd best fiction novel of 2012 in the Indie Reader Discovery Awards and was named a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. In July, the supernatural thriller was named a Semifinalist in the Best Indie Books of 2012 competition. August saw Qwantu Amaru receive the Global eBook Award for Horror and One Blood also took home the Silver Medal in the Reader's Favorite Awards announced September 1st. When asked about why he thinks critics and readers alike have had such glowing praise for One Blood, Amaru replied, "I didn't take any shortcuts or cut any corners with this book. From my investment in my craft to the comprehensive editing and excellent cover, I think readers and critics are simply validating all the hard work I put into this novel. But in my wildest dreams I never expected such a phenomenal reaction!" One Blood is available on in both print and ebook formats. Here is the link:

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