Chad Grayson

Book Giveaway!

I am giving away five paperback copies of my books to people who promise to leave an honest review at Amazon, goodreads, or any other place you like to do that. If you want in, send me a message through this website (there’s a contact form at the top of the screen) with your name and address, where you would leave the review, and which book you’d like. If I …

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Writing Since Doing it Full Time

               It’s been four years, almost exactly, since I devoted myself to writing full time. And, in many ways, it’s gone well, even if I am by no means a bestseller. I’ve written eight books in those four years, and released five of them, with two more to come out later this year. And I’ve learned some things along the way, mostly about how my process works (or doesn’t). So, …

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It’s been kind of a weird month. I’m back in the word mines, trying to write 2500 words a day, four days a week, plus a weekly blog post. The first week went well. I ended up with about 11,000 words plus the blog post, which felt like progress. This last week didn’t go so well, since we had several days of appointments, plus I am dealing with the return …

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What Pride Means To Me

Step into the wayback machine with me for a moment. The year is 1995. It’s the middle of summer. I am sitting in a movie theater with my best friend, Jennie, and we are watching one of the most popular films of that year, Mel Gibson’s Braveheart. <I thought you were going to write about Pride, you say? Give me a moment.> Now, this is an entertaining film, made with …

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A preview of The Soul Cages

here is a short preview of The Soul Cages, my new queer paranormal romance novella. Jeremy noticed the guy with the glasses halfway through his second set. Actually, that wasn’t true. The guy had come in halfway through his first set, in the company of a couple of friends. Now his friends were gone, and he was still there, alone, nursing a drink and focusing all his attention on watching …

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How My Books Get Written

               A lot of people like to ask writers where their ideas come from, and how those ideas lead to the development of a whole-ass novel or series. And it’s an interesting question, one I don’t necessarily have consistent answers for. Every book is different, at least for me.                Usually, the first thing that comes to me is a scenario. For the All the Promised Stars it was the …

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