Chad Pelley is a multi-award-winning writer, songwriter, and photographer from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His debut novel, Away from Everywhere, was a Coles bestseller, won the NLAC’s CBC Emerging Artist of the Year award, and was shortlisted for the for 2010 ReLit award, as well as the Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer of the Year award. It has been adopted by multiple university English courses, and a film adaptation is in the works. His short stories have appeared in numberous journals, textbooks, and anthologies, and won several awards.
He has worked for Atlantic Canada's largest marketing agency, m5, and written for others. He has also worked in editing and marketing at a publishing house.Chad facilitates a creative writing course at Memorial University, is President of the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador, runs Salty Ink.com, and has written for a variety of publications, such as Quill & Quire, The National Post, The Telegram, the Telegraph-Journal and Atlantic Books Today. He has written lyrics for musicians as well.