Interview with Chad Descoteaux

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I used write a lot of fan fiction, but the first original story j wrote was called 'Magic Water'.
What is your writing process?
I write an (extremely messy) outline in paper and then refine it when I type it into my laptop. Then, I start writing and proofreading.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to get something more about the point of the story and not necessarily a scene from the book. I like more abstract covers.
What do you read for pleasure?
Sci-fi and comic books/graphic novels.
Describe your desk
Messy, but with Star Wars, TMNT and Minion figurines on the top part.
When did you first start writing?
When I was in fifth grade, with TMNT and Batman fan fiction and then original stuff in 7th.
What are you working on next?
A sequel to The Tattler, a book I published last year. It's called The Tattler: Losing Time.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching movies. They inspire me because my imagination is very visual. My books are basically movies that I didn't have $350 million to actually film.
Published 2016-10-08.
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Books by This Author

Working-Class Superheroes (saga edition)
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 145,050. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
All three books in the WORKING-CLASS SUPERHEROES series in one volume!!! Follow Speed Chicken, Cambio, Wombat, Towanda and others as they consistently save a world that isn't quite sure whether superheroes should be a part of it. A thrilling three-part saga that echoes the author's passion for the superhero genre as a whole.
The Nar-Nar Conspiracy
Price: Free! Words: 15,780. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Nar-Nar is the most popular sport on planet Neptune. Drohmr, a veteran defensemen for the Planetary Nar-Nar League has a fierce rivalry with a competitive young rookie that soon reveals corruption within the ranks of the PNL, where individual players and even journalists are being targeted by high-ranking officials in the Neptunian Senate.
Next-Gen Superheroes
Series: Working-Class Superheroes. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 55,030. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Superheroes reunite to stop Slurptooth, a planet-gobbling space slug that feeds off hostility.
Government-Sanctioned Superheroes
Series: Working-Class Superheroes. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 48,190. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Army vet Dwayne Sullivan has escaped from prison to get an other-dimensional artifact out of the hands of a warlord. He teams up with superheroes, including his own super-powerless vigilante son Wombat to accomplish this task.
Slurptooth
Price: Free! Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
An alien prince battles a space slug that only gets stronger when it feeds on the selfishness, fear and hatred on the planets it consumes.
Dookimon: The Inter-Terrestrial: volume 2
Series: The Inter-Terrestrial. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 54,160. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
'Dookimon' is the hottest TV show in the galaxy. Broadcast from a space cube orbiting Uranus, it is a place where those who are genetically unique (mutants) can come to shine. But when the cube's central computer becomes self-aware and starts abducting innocent mutants, it is up to Charlie, an inter-terrestrial child of two worlds, to rescue them with his amazing powers and an unlikely robo ally.
The Tattler: Losing Time
Series: The Tattler. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 51,780. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The 2nd book in THE TATTLER series... Detective Aileen Buckman has travelled back in time six hundred years to prevent an assassination. Rupert Blix, the mob boss who has the Time Travel Police in his back pocket, is hot on her trail. How will Aileen stay hidden from her corrupt teammates without being erased from existence the way only a time traveler can do?
Veganarchy
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 57,560. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In the year 2479, humanity survives under domed cities to protect themselves from their toxic atmosphere. Government factions regulate what remains of the Earth's natural resources (meat, plants, fuel, etc.) In this fragile political climate, an animal rights group named H.E.A.T. strives to fight for organic life independent of World Senate politics and their corruption.
Working-Class Superheroes
Series: Working-Class Superheroes. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 44,090. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Two superheroes become suspicious of their city's most powerful hero, the seemingly-invulnerable Magma Man, when something he says during a poker game doesn't add up. Why would he lie? Was he trying to protect someone? Was he drunk? Okay, he was probably drunk. But, is he in league with the villain? is he the villain? And if he is, how can he be stopped?
The Exoskeleton Chronicles
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 56,030. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jeremy Boon is an autistic pest control expert who must use his expertise to protect both his father and the girl of his dreams from giant insects.
The Tattler
Series: The Tattler. Price: Free! Words: 56,560. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Barry Young was abducted by aliens when he was six, an experience he does not remember. But can new events help him piece together what happened that fateful night? And what of Eddie Schultz, who publishes alien abduction stories in a magazine called The Tattler?
The Inter-Terrestrial
Series: The Inter-Terrestrial. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 55,710. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
An alien scientist comes to Earth looking for his half-human "inter-terrestrial" son. But how did this hybrid come to be?
Nebb Tuk
Price: Free! Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nebb Tuk is a down on his luck musician who gets the biggest offer of his life, to perform on a TV show that showcases mutants like him. But will he take the money and fame he is being offered or view the show itself as pandering to those who are different?
Trans-Species
Price: Free! Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jason Jacobs has an autistic daughter who identifies with lizards better than people. Jason finds it unusual when their pediatrician suggests that she take lizard hormones to feel comfortable in her not-yet-scaly skin. But why would Jason's wife be in favor of such a radical procedure in the first place? And what does her past as an activist have to do with her unorthodox choice?
Time Travel Police Corruption
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.42 from 12 reviews)
Detective Aileen Buckman has just uncovered a terrible secret, about corruption among her superiors in the Time Travel Police Department. How will she expose this diabolical plot without getting...erased...by the corrupt leader of the TTPD and his ruthless mob confidant?