Chad Pelley’s fiction has been recognized by a dozen literary awards. His debut novel, Away from Everywhere, was a Coles bestseller, and a film adaptation — starring Jason Priestley & Shawn Doyle — 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, and won 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, founded Salty Ink.com to celebrate Atlantic Canadian writers, writes for advertizing companies, and has written for a variety of publications, such as Quill & Quire, Globe and Mail, The Telegram, The National Post, and the Telegraph-Journal. In January of 2014, he founded 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, but can’t sing well enough to pursue a career in music, hence the whole book thing.