Chad Schimke


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'.

Where to find Chad Schimke online

Where to buy in print


Vertigo tour of San Francisco by Chad Schimke
This is a video tour of San Francisco, based on locations from a noir classic film, Vertigo.

An Interview with Kylie Minono by Chad Schimke.
Kylie Minono is San Francisco's Grand Duchess.

Acoma Pueblo by Chad Schimke
This is one of the locations featured in my novel entitled Picker.


Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,920. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(Paperback and Kindle.) A reluctant crime boss encounters a violent power grab and a sudden upheaval. Experience his underworld of creation myths, thrilling highs, crushing lows and the spirituality of the Land of Enchantment.
Weirder (Novelette)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,580. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(Ebook only) A young magician joins a bearded lady’s carnival to become an apprentice. The mettle of each sideshow freak is tested along the way, leading to a conclusion that compels fright and horror.

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