“Writing should be an escape from everyday life, and I like to provide people with new places to escape to, and new people to meet.” ~Chantal Noordeloos
Author Chantal Noordeloos is my first friend from the Netherlands, and I never noticed -until just now- that Netherlands sounds like a Shakespearean way to say Hell!! Haha!! I think that’s great, especially since I live in a U.S. state that has a literal HELL ON the map! She was born in Den Haag, aka The Hague, (and not found in a cabbage as some people may suggest), where she spends her time with her wacky, supportive husband, and outrageously cunning daughter, who is growing up to be a supervillain.
When she is not busy exploring interesting new realities, or arguing with characters (aka writing), she likes to dabble in drawing. In 1999 she graduated from the Norwich School of Art and Design, where she focused mostly on creative writing.
There are many genres that Chantal likes to explore in her writing. Currently Sci-fi Steampunk is one of her favourites, but her ‘go to’ genre will always be horror. “It helps being scared of everything; that gives me plenty of inspiration,” she says.
Chantal likes to write for all ages, and storytelling is the element of writing that she enjoys most. “Writing should be an escape from everyday life, and I like to provide people with new places to escape to, and new people to meet.”
Inspired by people such as Neil Gaiman, Joss Whedon, George RR Martin, Chantal started her career writing short stories for various anthologies, and in 2012 she won an award for ‘Best Original Story’ for her short ‘the Deal’. Coyote is her first big project.
CONTEST TIME, HOPPERS!!!
*CONTEST UPDATE! DEEPLY TWISTED HAS BEEN RELEASED! – YOU CAN CHOOSE EITHER BOOK AS YOUR CONTEST PRIZE! THANK YOU, CHANTAL!! xxoo*
The contest ends November 1st, at 11:59 p.m.
To win an ebook of COYOTE: (Book 1) – The Outlander, we’ve chosen one question for you to answer. The answer is not contained within this post, but that is part of the fun! Check her Twitter feed, her Facebook wall, or the news on her author pages – the answer is already posted.
What is the name of the upcoming anthology that includes Chantel’s new short story – ‘MIRROR, MIRROR’ ?
To keep it fair, send your answer via EMAIL (email@example.com) RE: MIRROR, MIRROR. (ICO multiple correct entries – winner will be chosen by a drawing.)
WHERE TO FIND CHANTAL (and the new anthology…)
DEEPLY TWISTED is coming soon
ONLY FORGOTTEN – a five star short story
SPLATTERPUNK SAINTS 2013 – ‘Victims of Evolution’
SERIAL KILLERS ITERUM – ‘The Methodical Man’
GRAVE ROBBERS – ‘Angel’s Grave’
SONGS FOR THE RAVEN – ‘Soulman’
HELL – ‘Only Forgotten’ & ‘Tiffany’
DARK BITS | APOKRUPHA – (QuickLII, #1) ‘A Taste Of Darkness’
COFFIN HOP CONTEST EXTENDED FOR 24 HOURS! HELLA WOOT!!
(Right now, it’s midnight on Halloween – the trick-or-treaters are tucked away for the night, but the adults are awake & ready to keep the party going!!!)
We’re offering up one of Chantal’s books to a lucky winner!! With ‘WE’ being … Chantal, My Grizz, and yours truly.. Shadow Girl!! The question has been posted above, GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!