Chris Van Dyk

Biography

Salutations, dear readers! My name is Chris. I've been a writer for a number of years now. My first book, "Awaken: The Hollowstone Chronicles" was originally printed by Tate Publishing in 2009. I have since left Tate and am now publishing exclusively online. My favorite genres are horror, suspense, mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi. Please check back often as I'm getting pretty prolific as of late! The first three books of my Hollowstone Chronicles are now available and have the green light for Premium Catalog status! Books IV and V who have yet to be titled are... somewhere in my mind. Don't worry, we'll find them. ^_^;; I have also written a memoir book about my experiences as an American teaching English in Korea. Trust me, the act of simply taking a shower is enough to write a book over there! Be sure to check out "A Life Less Ordinary!"

As a fun little project, this year I've started writing a series of short stories that I have tentatively named The Twisted Fairy Tales. This is a series of interlocking stories that basically make it a point to ruin your childhood with dark humor, adult situations, and wanton violence. The series kicks off with "Goldilocks: Blonde Assassin." These stories are FREE and I encourage anyone who has a warped sense of humor to check them out.

Other than that, I'm an English teacher, a martial artist, a linguist, and a pretty darn good cook if I do say so myself. I'm originally from Dublin, VA, but I relocated to Baton Rouge, LA to start over and try to build a life here. When I figure out what I want to be when I grow up, I'll let you know.

Thank you for visiting my page and taking an interest in my books! If you'd like to know more, please feel free to connect with me via Facebook. Sadly, I'm hopelessly addicted to Facebook, but it's a good place to get updates for that reason. Happy reading!

Where to find Chris Van Dyk online

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Books

The Little Mermaid Who Loved Too Much
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Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Adrian the mermaid is on a quest for love... and eventually vengeance. But mostly love. In this twisted fairy tale wrought with irony, it presents a more realistic ending to the conventional love story, albeit that it gets there along the most absurd path possible. This also ties into the Twisted Fairy Tales universe that has ruined so many childhoods thus far. Not recommended for children.
Echo: Book III of the Hollowstone Chronicles
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 100,240. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
The saga continues several years after the events of Ignite. Jennifer finds herself dealing with pain, loss, and the trials of becoming her own woman in an unfamiliar city. In the midst of her recovery, she finds shadows from the past creeping into her daily life, echoing the events that took place all those years ago. Now she fights a new battle with everything at stake.
Sleeping Beauty: Danger Within
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Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sleeping Beauty awakens suddenly in a near-post Apocalyptic wasteland. But this is not the story she knew. She's walked out of her dreams and into a world of nightmares.
Mother Goose: An Empire Falls
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Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
We return once more to the world where fairy tales are born just in time to watch it burn. This story is the climatic final showdown for Goldilocks as she meets the great creator, Mother Goose.
Goldilocks: Blonde Assassin
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Price: Free! Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
It's a world of myth and legend. Ours is the story every child is told before bed time around the world. But this iconic tale has a new twist. You've never seen Goldilocks until you've seen her as the Blonde Assassin. Follow her on a mission that will prevent bedtime from ever being the same.
A Life Less Ordinary
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 119,930. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
What happens when an American from a small, rural town goes overseas to live and teach in one of the biggest cities in South Korea? Follow me on my one year journey to find out!
Ignite: Book II of the Hollowstone Chronicles
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,760. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Immediately after the events in "Awaken," we find Chris and the others in all-out war with Evelyn and her Cads. The stakes are higher, the monsters are stronger, and the teens' numbers... are thinning. Check out the final confrontation with Evelyn Woe and see if the young fighters can finally end their no-longer-private war with the armies of the undead!
Awaken: The Hollowstone Chronicles
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 114,300. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
A kid's senior year of high school is hard enough, but Chris and his friends suddenly find themselves at war with a plague of undead. Magic, mystery, and murder lurk around every turn in the rural town of Hollowstone as the teens fight for survival against unrelenting hordes of terror.

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