Qwantu Amaru has been writing since the age of eleven.  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 Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Louisiana, and Florida.  Qwantu is a partner in the independent publishing venture The Pantheon Collective (TPC) which is also an author services company in addition to putting out titles from the company’s publishing imprint TPC Books

In addition to his first novel, ONE BLOOD, Qwantu has written six volumes of poetry: After the Storm, Lovelost, Midnight’s Shadow, Lightbringer, Awakening, and Actual-Eyez.  His poetry blog at www.myspace.com/qwantuwrites has received over 11,000 readers.  Qwantu is an active member of the outstanding socially active poetry collective Black on Black Rhyme out of Tallahassee, FL.  He has performed spoken word in poetry venues from New York to Los Angeles.  For more information visit the Pantheon Collective website, the black on black rhyme website, myspace, facebook, or e-mail him at qwantu@hotmail.com.  Qwantu currently resides in Jersey City, NJ.


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