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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: News of signings for Being Small and Bitter Waters! A starred review! Details on the News & Events page.

Below is a recent extract from Chaz'z blog:

"Bitter Waters" out in the world...

No sightings in the wild yet, but my new collection Bitter Waters, from the estimable Lethe Press, is now very thoroughly available. Bill Schafer got his copy this morning, so what are you-all waiting for? (Why yes, this is indeed the collection that had a starred review from Publishers Weekly; how good of you to remember that...)

(Also I was notified that the e-book is now available from All Romance eBooks. Which is sweet of them to let me know, and kind of nostalgic, given that my earliest ventures into publishing - lo, these thirty-seven years since - were straight romances. This book, I have to tell you, contains little that is either straight or romantic.)

Here, have another glimpse of the gorgeous cover by Elizabeth Leggett, just because you can:

new cover 2

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:28:31 GMT

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