Friday, March 12, 2010

News from the Book View Cafe

Chaz Brenchley (wikipedia entry here.) is joining the publishing cooperative I belong to: The Book View Cafe.

Brenchley is the author of nine thrillers, most recently Shelter, and two major fantasy series: The Books of Outremer, based on the world of the Crusades, and Selling Water by the River, set in an alternate Ottoman Istanbul. As Daniel Fox, he has published Dragon in Chains and now Jade Man's Skin, the first volumes of a Chinese-influenced fantasy series. A winner of the British Fantasy Award, he has also published three books for children and more than 500 short stories in various genres. His time as Crimewriter-in-Residence at the St Peter's Riverside Sculpture Project in Sunderland resulted in the collection Blood Waters. His first play, A Cold Coming, was performed and then toured in 2007. He is a prizewinning ex-poet, and has been writer in residence at the University of Northumbria, as well as tutoring their MA in Creative Writing. He was Northern Writer of the Year 2000, and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne with two squabbling cats and a famous teddy bear.

For his debut, Brenchley is offering chapter one of his ‘90s novel, DEAD OF LIGHT. Subsequent chapters of the novel will post on Thursdays at

Visit Brenchley’s bookshelf at


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