Chad Pelley’s fiction has been recognized by a dozen literary awards. He is also a songwriter and photographer from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His debut novel, Away from Everywhere, was a Coles bestseller, and and a film adaptation is underway. His second novel, Every Little Thing, was released in March of 2013 and CBC Canada Reads winner Lisa Moore called it “Stylistically fresh, taut with emotional torques and charges,” and “Cant’-put-it-down compelling.” Both of his novels were shortlisted for the ReLit Award, and Away from Everywhere was also shortlisted for the Canadian Author’s Association’s Emerging Author Award, as well as the CBC NLAC Emerging Artist Award
His short fiction has won several awards, and has been published in journals, anthologies, and textbooks. His debut collection Four Letter Words, about people longing for things they’ll never have, is forthcoming. 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, Globe and Mail, The Telegram, The National Post, the Telegraph-Journal, in addition to running an arts & culture newspaper, The Overcast, which celebrates the artists and entrepreneurs of Newfoundland.
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.