Chad Grayson

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In Bright Harbor, where Elves, Humans, Dwarves, Orcs, and Halflings live together in an uneasy peace, the brutal murder of a human High Councilor has thrown the city into turmoil. Ethan Brade, a young half-breed Paladin, seeks to uncover the truth of the crime in order to defend the reputation of his best friend, who was a victim of the attack. For help, he turns to a young Elven Mage and Junior Librarian, Tilii Eldarion.


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The Random Avenger

2 Rules for Life

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I know, I know. You hate rules. I hate rules too. Rules are stupid, can often be reductive, and are not to be trusted. But I have stumbled upon a…

Meet the cast of ‘Curse of the Onyx Heart’

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Curse of the Onyx Heart is my recent Sword and Sorcery/murder mystery mashup (with zombies!) In a city where the five races live together in an uneasy peace, a human…

5 Ways to Get in Touch with your Creativity

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A lot of people consider those of us who are labeled as ‘creatives’ a mystery. They don’t get it. ‘I could never do what you do,’ they say, and I…

The Author

Chad Grayson

Chad Grayson  has worked as a phone service rep for various tech companies, a gas station attendant, a middle school language arts and history teacher, and even spent one night cutting the mold off the cheese at the cheese factory. He currently lives in Far Northern California, and spends most of his time writing, going to art school, reading, hiking, gaming, painting miniatures, and binge-watching TV shows with his fiance, Jimmy. . His superpowers are procrastination and dyscalculia. You can find him online at (where you can sign up for his monthly newsletter featuring exclusive posts, previews, book reviews, and updates) and on mastodon as, on threads as c.e.grayson and on tumblr as @therandomavenger. Follow him on facebook at

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