Chuck Waldron is a published author of three novels, Served Cold, Remington and the Mysterious Fedora, and Tears in the Dust. “Deciding to turn to self-publishing, to become an Indie Author, was a no-brainer,” he says. ”Even my friends and family seemed surprised that I wrote a novel, let alone three. If they didn’t take me seriously at first, how could I expect an agent or publisher to recognize my talents? I had to do some heavy lifting on my own.”
Chuck made the decision to take control of his own writing destiny, saying, “I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I was heading into uncharted waters. The journey has been its own adventure, with so much more to learn and experience. But the pride in saying I am a writer out loud is priceless.”
“I grew up listening to my grandfather, an Ozark Mountain story teller, spinning tales of the caves on his farm, describing them as hiding places once used by Jesse & Frank James’ gang. It didn’t matter if the stories were true or not. Those legends set fire to my imagination, creating images that emerged slowly over the years, finally igniting as my short stories and novels. Now, thirty-plus short stories and three novels later, ideas keep coming, with novel number four well underway. Do they share anything in common? Each has its own unique voice and tale to tell, some in the old style and some in the flavors of Chunky Monkey and Marshmallow-Cherry swirl. Yet, at their heart, my stories tell a tale of the human condition – the good, the bad and the ugly. My literary roots, planted in the American Midwest, thrived when transplanted – over thirty-nine years ago – to the rich cultural soil of Ontario. Warmed by a Florida sun, I now divide my winters between Port St. Lucie and Port St. Joe. Those roots have grown to become the life I’ve always dreamed of having: writer, dreamer and storyteller. Who could ask for more?”
U.S.-born Canadian novelist, Chuck Waldron, is currently working on this fourth novel, a dystopic story about an investigative blogger who uncovers more than he ever imagined…and has no idea what to do with his discovery.
His first novel, Tears in the Dust, is a mystery set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War in 1937. When Alestair Ferguson volunteers to fight in the International Brigade, he doesn’t realize the true price he will have to pay.
Chuck’s second novel, Remington and the Mysterious Fedora, is a quirky fantasy, a story about what happens when a young man sits at the keyboard of a manual typewriter and puts on an old fedora. When the fedora and its mysterious power begin to whisper a story to him, the young man has a strange adventure indeed.
The third novel, Served Cold, spans decades and stretches from the quiet countryside of rural Ontario to a quiet artist’s studio in Tucson, Arizona, with lots of murder and mayhem in between. What happens when a long-standing feud erupts into hot-blooded vengeance? You’ll have to buy the book to find out!
Chuck wrote over thirty short stories before setting out to write novels that are affordable and entertaining. He has attended writing workshops in Iowa, Florida, Georgia and Ontario, Canada. He and his wife, Suzanne, are now warmed by the Florida sun. Learn more about Chuck at WritebyMe.ca.
SHORT STORIES PUBLISHED
- Two for Dinner, Please
- My Sister’s Chessboard
- My Name is Amber
- Marketing Tips for the Self-Published Author
- Write a Book – Sell a Book
- Association of Independent Authors
- National Association of Independent Writers and
- Red Hen Association of Self-Publishing Authors
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
- Sarasota, Florida – Henrietta Blake
- Workshops Orlando, Florida – Workshops
- Panama City, Florida – BooksAlive Workshops
- Atlanta, Georgia – Workshops and writing groups
- Iowa City, Iowa – Short story seminar, Iowa Writer’s Workshop
- Kitchener, Ontario – Writing workshops
- Toronto, Ontario – Brian Henry Workshops