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Qwantu Amaru

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Hi, I'm Qwantu Amaru (kwan-too-a-mar-oo) - best selling award winning novelist of One Blood - a Kirkus Reviews Novel of Remarkable Merit. Nice to e-meet ya!

I was born in Pittsburgh, PA and remain true to the values instilled in me while living there until I was five years old - work hard, family first, and look out for opportunities. My grandmother owned a salon and was a true entrepreneur which inspired me to go out and build my own dreams. We moved to Louisiana when I was 11 and the six years I spent in this unique state from junior high through high school became the backbone of my first novel, One Blood.

One Blood represents a lifelong dream for me. It took me 12 years to realize this dream but the critical and audience response let me
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One Blood

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They couldn't say they weren't warned. From the brochure to the front desk manager who checked them in. Everyone told them about the do's and don'ts of the Pink Beach. Still, it felt a bit like overkill to Washington - a travel veteran who had been all around the world. His girlfriend Bela listened more closely, but in the end it didn't matter.

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Jill Thank you for your friendship here on GRs, Qwantu.


Pamela Hey Qwantu...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


Robert Thanks for the friend request, Qwantu.


Qwantu Amaru Thanks for adding me as a friend, for reviewing One Blood and for all your support! Working on a new short story coming soon!!


Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews* Hi Qwantu! Thank you for the friend invite. I thoroughly enjoyed "One Blood" and can't wait to read more of your work. Good luck on future works and I wish you much success!


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