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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: Taipei Charlie Goes South! Listen out for new audio editions! Starry eyed: Bitter Waters adds an award to its rave reviews! Details on the News & Events page. And English girls' boarding-school stories. On Mars.

Below is a recent extract from Chaz'z blog:

One last push!

Karen and I are in LA, supposedly on holiday, so I have spent all day proofreading (my own work, for once: I am cleaning up the scanned-and-OCR'd text of Paradise, for a BVC edition coming at the end of this year; which reminds me, I can show you the cover and everything, but that should be in a separate post, because:)

My lovely Patreon project is currently poised on $161 per month. If it reaches $200, then we flip over into the first stretch goal, which means more stories and more fun; so if you've been thinking about it at all - girls' boarding-school stories! on Mars! - now would be a really good time to sign up.

And there's still a random door-prize waiting for someone who commits to supporting this, between now and that $200 point. It's secret, so I can't tell you what, but you will like it. And your support can start from as little as $3, which is less than a decent cup of coffee. C'mon, you'd buy a guy a coffee, wouldn't you? Once a month, if it came with free fiction? Read more about it, and then sign up, right here...

Posted on Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:14:10 GMT

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