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Chad Deal
A San Diegan by birth, Chad hit the books at Humboldt State University to major in English with an emphasis in creative writing. His first published works were poems and short stories printed in the University’s literary magazine, Toyon. One of the pieces, a short story about Burning Man, was recognized by Mensa with their award for creative non-fiction.
He spent several summers hitchhiking around the West Coast (thanks, On The Road and Evasion!) and continued his travels to Germany, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia, where he taught English for a stint, before settling in Tijuana. Chad’s writing interests include science fiction, travel logs, poetry, non-fiction narratives, border stories, and cultural news. He is a regular contributor to the San Diego Reader in the Crasher and Here’s the Deal columns.
His work has also appeared in PACIFIC, Uniekest Magazine, SanDiegoEntertainer.com, Vision, Examiner.com, The Radvocate, and Free the Marquee.
When he isn’t writing, Chad enjoys bicycle touring, drinking beer, cooking, playing music, meeting new people, making documentaries, and convincing himself his Spanish isn’t as bad as he suspects it is.
You can follow him on Twitter at @chaddeal to hear the latest.
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