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  Borris: A Gothic Tale by Chad McLendon is on virtual book tour. The young adult horror, satire stops at Readeropolis with an aut...


Borris: A Gothic Tale by Chad McLendon is on virtual book tour.

The young adult horror, satire stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a Hocus Pocus Steelbook Blu-Ray Set – 1 winner) or a $25 Amazon gift card (2 winners) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
Sure, this is always a fun one to do. Where 1 is the highest, and 10 is the lowest (But still good!):

10. Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
9. Of Mice & Men (John Steinbeck)
8. Mateguas Island (Linda Watkins)
7. Kill Creek (Scott Thomas)
6. Night of 1,000 Beasts (John Palisano)
5. Hellmuth (Meghan Richardson)
4. Harry Potter Series (But JK can get fucked)
3. Goosebumps (R.L. Stine)
2. Dragonlance (Weis/Hickman)
1. Hearts in Atlantis / Dark Tower (Stephen King)

What book do you think everyone should read? 
Whatever the holy handgrenades of heck makes them happy. If that’s Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight, do it. I think everyone should read On Writing by Stephen King if you’re a writer. If you’re just a reader, Oh the places you’ll go by Dr. Seuss.

How long have you been writing?
 I’ve been writing since about 2nd grade. I regret nothing.

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write? 
So definitely NOT all at once. Like, Torga, for instance from Natalsa of the Brim, I didn’t know he was going to be one of my favorite all time characters. Did I know he was also going to be a bear? Nope. But nobody else knew that either, so I don’t feel bad! 😊

Do you see writing as a career? 
It absolutely is, whether or not you’re getting paid is irrelevant.

What do you think about the current publishing market?
 I think there’s never been a better time to be an author. We are no long bound by the stringent crap of publishing houses who for so long overlooked a heckton of good stories just because of [generic reason here].

Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre? 
I love the horror industry. I’ve been a proud member of the Horror Writers Association for about 5 years now. I like feeling scared, it’s a controlled fear, and lets me experience emotions in a way I don’t normally get to. It’s adrenaline, it’s primal, and it’s hotter than Satan’s BBQ pit.

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why? 
When it comes to writing, I have to have music. I need to lose myself in the rhythm, the cords, and just get the heck out of real life. I’m the story when I zone in, and I adopt mentally any emotion that character is experiencing. If they’re in love, I’m in love, if they’re on their way to slaughter 15,000 peasants, well, I just hope there ain’t a village nearby. That is good writing, getting to a symbiotic relationship with your characters and letting them live through your keystrokes.

What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision? 
I always enjoyed reading stories, I loved escaping into their world, and getting to see things from their eyes. I wanted more than this however, I wanted to shape those worlds from the air, I wanted to breathe my characters needs. It was the right decision and I know this because very few things outside of my children and family give me this level of enjoyment and completenesss.

Advice they would give new authors? 
Write every day. It’s going to suck before it becomes success.

Borris: A Gothic Tale
by Chad McLendon
Genre: YA Horror, Satire

It was supposed to be a normal night at work for Jenna Byam, but when a Vampire Raccoon puts the grocery store where she works on lock-down, everything changes. She must find solace in the arms of a young stock boy hero, Brody, who is the only hope of ridding the world of this terror. But the raccoon's manservant, Vaan Strudel, has no intentions of making things easy for them. There's a cleanup in every aisle once Borris gets their juices flowing.

** Only 99 cents!!**

Chad McClendon is a 32 year old author who studied English & Creative Writing at Northern Kentucky University. Chad has been published most recently through Crossed Heart, as well as in several online publications. He has won various awards for Fiction Writing. His short story, "Uploaded Vengeance" is now available in "One Night In Salem" by FunDead Publications.

Chad attended high school in Alexandria, Kentucky at Bishop Brossart High School. He was a founding member of Monday's Child, a volunteer group that worked around the Tri-State to better the lives of others. He was active in French Language competitions, and a general troublemaker otherwise.
He and his wife, Briana, have two daughters and one boy . In his free time Chad enjoys camping at Red River Gorge, playing video games and also swimming. Authors who have inspired him include Stephen King, John Steinbeck, William Golding, J.K. Rowling, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, and others.

Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

Hocus Pocus Steelbook Blu-Ray Set – 1 winner
$25 Amazon – 2 winners!


  1. Chad McClendon is a new author to me, but I look forward to reading this. I always love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction.

  2. I would love to watch this Borris: A Gothic Tale by Chad McLendon sounds great . I love the picture on it too,


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