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Chad Schimke’s newest novel ‘Secrets’ is available now through Torquere Press. He has read at San Francisco’s Litcrawl--part of the Litquake Festival--for the past three years: 2014, 2015 and 2016. His short stories have appeared twice in 2014, in Psychopomp special anthology issues via Artifice Comics, with 'Hallowseve' appearing in the Halloween issue and 'Midwinter' appearing in the Christmas issue. His article, ‘Writer’s Survival Guide to Living in San Francisco’, was featured in the ‘Artist Survival Guide’ chapbook via Adobe Books in 2014. He is the founding member of the Alabama Street Writer's Group, which has been meeting since 2012. Prior to that he self-published three works of fiction, also in 2012. He holds a total of three advanced degrees from the College of Santa Fe and San Francisco State University. He has a large social media following on Twitter and Blogger; including radio interviews, appearances and guest blogging. You can often find him at a gallery opening in the San Francisco art scene. Coming soon: He is currently working on a short story collection tentatively entitled 'Horrordays'.
on Jan. 21, 2017 :
REVIEW OF PICKER BY DAVID RAMSEY - "I have been to New Mexico when I was younger and one thing I loved about this book was how descriptive it was. I felt like I was there seeing the colors and landscape. Chad Schimke did an awesome job of combining a story of crime with southwestern culture. Fernando is the main man in this nail biting story that takes you to the edge of your seat and back! ! Fernando's deceased father, Juan Carlos built a family career in crime ! From drugs to their brothel the "Casa Blanca". After Fernando's father died he took over as the new family crime boss. We read about his brother, uncle, mother and cousin who all play important roles in keeping the family business going. The story picks up with a longtime rival of Juan's, Chango who is looking to shut Fernando and the family business down. Chango is seeking revenge on the Carlos family and does not care who he takes down with him! The story jumps back and forth from past to present which is great in explaining situations. It was a great read and I will be looking for more this author!"
(review of free book)