C.S. Black


C.S. Black grew up in a small town. When everyone else was in the neighbors business, he was lost in his imagination. He found himself heavily influenced by heroes. He-Man, She-Ra, The Transformers, and The Thundercats were all heroes. Whether it was a power or an ability they always came out on top. That was intoxicating to a kid who grew up poor and never felt special.

C.S. spent some time in Los Angeles, in the music industry, working for the likes of Butch Walker and Kiefer Sutherland. Learning graphic design, social media, and marketing skills that would later serve him well in his Transmedia Storytelling career.

Upon his return to his home state of Pennsylvania, C.S. enrolled at Full Sail University, earning his BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment. In 2015, he was invited to join the Academy of American Poets. His publications include, freelance articles for ESN Interactive, an LA based company, and a short story titled The Rising Son, which is available for free download at Smashwords.

As a hopeful Author, C.S. has many diverse tastes and they show in his writing. His love for science fiction came, like many before him, after seeing Star Wars for the first time. His love for the hero and exploring new worlds has spawned some of his best writing. Also, having an intense passion for the paranormal/psychological he began to branch off his writing to reflect that passion. His philosophy is as such, someone always wins; you just don't know who until the book wants you to.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Honestly, it seems like it's been forever now but that can't be the case can it? I suppose it started when I learned how to write full sentences, which would have been kindergarten or first grade. The good stuff came later though, when I understood how to formulate a story correctly.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It wasn't something that I planned on doing it just sort of fell into my lap, but I am glad that it did. It is nice to have complete control over your work, which is something all indie artists can appreciate I am sure.
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Where to find C.S. Black online


The Rising Son
Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The Rising Son is a story about a teenaged boy who has grown up inside a life of crime. Having a mob boss as a father, Vinny has learned a lot of things but love and compassion are not among his life lessons. After finding out that his own father is keeping him from becoming a made man Vinny takes matters into his own hands. However, the consequences of his actions will change his life forever.

C.S. Black's tag cloud

adult 18    adult 18 and over    blood    crime    guns    mafia    murder    teen 18    teen 18 and up    vinny