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Chaz Brenchley

Chaz Brenchley has been making a living as a writer since he was eighteen. He is the author of nine thrillers, most recently Shelter and two fantasy series, The Books of Outremer and Selling Water by the River. As Daniel Fox he has published a Chinese-based fantasy series, beginning with Dragon in Chains, as Ben Macallan, an urban fantasy, Desdæmona.

A British Fantasy Award winner, he has also published books for children and more than 500 short stories in various genres. His time as crimewriter-in-residence on a sculpture project in Sunderland resulted in the collection Blood Waters. His first play, A Cold Coming, was performed and then toured in 2007. He is a prizewinning ex-poet, and has been writer in residence at the University of Northumbria. He was Northern Writer of the Year 2000.

Chaz has recently married and moved from Newcastle to California, with two squabbling cats and a famous teddy bear.

News: Being Small now available! A slice of Pi! Bitter Waters cover art preview! Details on the News & Events page.

Below is a recent extract from Chaz'z blog:

Happy Book Day to me...

It's publication day!

being small

Being Small is out now, available from your friendly dealer of choice. M'fabulous webmistress shewhomust has a collection of links to online stores here on m'fabulous website.

Michael's shadow twin - Small - was his foetus in foetu before being removed and preserved in a specimen jar at the medical school.

Michael and his single mother keep the rest of the world at bay while they hold the spirit of Small close - she homeschools Michael, moves house every six months, and at restaurants she asks for a table for three, "but there'll only be the two of us eating."

When Michael turns sixteen, he meets a household of men caring for Quin, dying of AIDS. Michael is drawn ever more deeply out of his lifelong conversation with his mother and Small and into the far more tangible world he finds at the house down the street with Quin, Kit, Gerard, and the others...


I like to call this a mainstream novel with a genre sensibility, or else a ghost story without a ghost. You choose.

Posted on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:10:19 GMT

To read more, or leave a comment, visit Chaz'z blog at desperance.livejournal.com.

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Last update: 28th August 2014 at 12:54pm.