ABOUT

Chad Coenson is the award-winning author of the novel: Me and Bobby McGee, and the co-author of the forthcoming release, Hype Man: the Money B Story, which he penned collaboratively with hip-hop icon Money B of the legendary Digital Underground. Chad was born in Orlando, FL and subsequently traversed the US several times before finally finding a home in the Pacific Northwest with his son and a dog named "Bowski".

 

A proud Wildcat, Coenson earned his degree in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. In addition to his books and short stories, Chad has also been the lead writer on several honored short films. Adventuring with his son, extreme sports, traveling, live music, the Portland Timbers, wave wrangling, disc golf, hitchhiking the galaxy, poetry, and socializing with strangers are other ways that Chad occupies his time.

 

Despite having a generally adventurous nature and a willingness to attempt almost anything, he has admittedly never had the opportunity to cast the first stone...

****AN IMPORTANT WORD ON KINDLE:***

At the risk of being both hypocritical and unpopular simultaneously, as it typically is, I have a word or two to say about Kindle. A convenient, modern media format for both readers and writers? Perhaps. An excellent way to cut printing costs so that more people have access to literature (and “literature”) while being kinder to the environment? I can get behind that… I just can’t help but think that the media giant that sponsors this digital book dispensary is laughing in our faces. Not from a financial standpoint mind you. The damn thing is called “Kindle”! And, they also make a “Kindle Fire”!! Holy shit!!! Did we all forget about “Fahrenheit 451”? Think about it. There are a number of books out there that have been on the “burn-list” for years. As our society shrinks more and more into this over-sensitive, neutered version of itself, what better way to make books on the naughty list vanish? Digitize them, Watson! Move slowly away from printed media so that while people aren’t paying attention, certain text suddenly cease to be available. “Gee, I thought Huckleberry Finn was a fairly easy book to find… Oooh! Look! An ad for a book about Shifter Sex – now what was I looking for... Never mind. This’ll do!” I’m not telling you not to use Kindle. In fact, if that’s your preferred method of reading here’s a link to my stuff for your purchasing convenience. But, for the folk who even kind-of feel me on this, if you don’t want to pay Media Merchant prices for a printed copy of my works, you can buy books directly from me for way less. Just go to the contact page and send me a note. And, please, consider taking the time to ponder the name of your favorite digital reading device, be it the thing you use to ignite flames, or the fire itself. While you’re at it, you might consider giving a thought to what Ray Bradury was trying to tell us… And, if that’s not enough, consider this: If you unscramble the letters in the name Jeff Bezos you get: “Bejzefosf”! A well-known, little-known demon from lost civilization of Rapa Nui… Need I say more?  

CHAD COENSON

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