Chad Strong


A Canadian writer, Chad Strong has had the privilege of living in different parts of this vast and varied country: from Victoria, BC on the west coast, to the Manitoba prairie, to southern Ontario. He grew up reading fiction and non-fiction of all sorts, from westerns to fantasies, from adventures to history. His writing has followed suit across multiple genres and his short stories have appeared in publications including Bards and Sages Quarterly, Mysterical-E, Rawhide’n Roses - a Western Anthology, and Frontier Tales.

High Stakes is his first novel.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually by scanning online sites for my preferred genres: westerns and fantasies, especially books by my favorite authors. And through recommendations by friends.
What is your writing process?
I usually begin with whatever inspired me - which could have been a phrase or a feeling, images in my head, or a particular scene. I just start writing, letting the story flow out onto the page (I write the first draft longhand) and see where it takes me. Along the way, I'll make notes as things occur to me, and once I get the first draft out I start going over it, looking for connections and themes, refining the plot, and really getting to know my characters. With each draft, the story becomes more and more what it means​ to be.
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Where to find Chad Strong online

Where to buy in print


Mixed Grazing - A Collection of Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,040. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This collection of eight short stories showcases the multi-genre range of Chad Strong’s writing. From Westerns and Suspense, to Fantasy and Supernatural, to Contemporary and Young Adult, these stories all have been published before, but some are hard to find elsewhere. They are gathered here in one collection in response to the requests of readers. Thank you, and enjoy!
High Stakes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,850. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
An engaging story appealing to both male and female readers, this Western Historical Romance is loaded with Action, Adventure, and Passion. High Stakes takes readers on a heart-wrenching journey of love, loss, and hope amidst the dangers of changing times in Canada’s 19th century Pacific Northwest.

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