Chad Pelley’s fiction has been recognized by 10 awards. He is also a songwriter and photographer, and, also, from St. John’s, Newfoundland.
His debut novel, Away from Everywhere, was a Coles bestseller, and was recognized by three Canadian literary awards. It has been adopted by multiple university English courses, and a film adaptation is well underway. His second novel, Every Little Thing, was released in March of 2013 and made both the Quill & Quire’s and 49th Shelf’s Most Anticipated Spring Release lists. Endorser Lisa Moore called it “Stylistically fresh, taut with emotional torques and charges,” and “Cant’-put-it-down compelling.”
His short fiction has won several awards, and has been published in journals, anthologies, and textbooks. By May of 2013, he’ll have completed a debut collection, Four Letter Words, about people longing for things they’ll never have. Publication date to follow.
Chad has facilitated a creative writing course at Memorial University, is President of the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador, runs Salty Ink.com, writes for advertizing companies, has an opinion column in Atlantic Books Today, and has written for a variety of publications, such as Quill & Quire, The Telegram, The National Post, the Telegraph-Journal. He also sells photography and writes half a dozen songs a month. As a result, he rarely sees more of the world than his computer, and his hottest one-night stands happen in his own bed with works of Canadian fiction.