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Contribute to My "Nightmarriage" Indie-Go-Go Fundraiser!

Contribute to My “Nightmarriage” Indie-Go-Go Fundraiser!

To Boldly Go Where “Nightmarriage” Has Never Gone Before Today marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Nightmarriage. (I know. My mind is blown, too!) To commemorate the occasion, I launched a 40-day fundraiser on Indie-Go-Go today in hopes of raising $1500 for advertising on NoiseTrade.com and Facebook. I intend to give Nightmarriage away in its entirety for...
An Animated GIF Mother's Day Card for Becki, from Evie and Me

An Animated GIF Mother’s Day Card for Becki, from Evie and Me

Mama, I love you t-h-i-i-i-s-s-s much! You gave birth to me, so I know I’ll always be your little stinker. (Remember when I practiced my disco skunk moves before trick ‘r’ treating with Emma and Logan back in October?) You give me a place to live. Although I sometime act like I would rather live...
Download the First Third of "Nightmarriage" FREE from NoiseTrade Books

Download the First Third of “Nightmarriage” FREE from NoiseTrade Books

Download the “To ‘Halve’ and to Hold” excerpt of Nightmarriage from NoiseTrade.com. It’s the first third of the book, folks! If you like it, there are plenty of instructions in the front and back matter about buying e-book and print copies, so don’t worry. I made it easy for you, I promise.  
Image Journal Blog Essay: "The Afflicter of the Comforted"

Image Journal Blog Essay: “The Afflicter of the Comforted”

My latest essay for Image Journal‘s “Good Letters” blog appears today. It may be my favorite short-essay I’ve ever written. I had a blast working on it. It’s called “The Afflicter of the Comfortable.” It is a loving tribute to my dear friend, Mr. Timothy P. Herndon, whose elbow is well acquainted with my ribs. Please...
"Nightmarriage" + Namedrop in Lawrence Magazine

“Nightmarriage” + Namedrop in Lawrence Magazine

Lawrence local author Pam Grout mentioned Nightmarriage and my name in the Winter 2013 issue of Lawrence Magazine. Read the complete issue here. Either Pam or the folks at the magazine decided my name was not long enough, however, and added an “e” to the end of Johnston. So now I have a pen name:...
"Nightmarriage" Awarded Honorable Mention in Great Midwest Book Festival

“Nightmarriage” Awarded Honorable Mention in Great Midwest Book Festival

This just in: Nightmarriage has been awarded Honorable Mention in the Great Midwest Book Festival in the General Non-Fiction category. Which is pretty much what the screen capture below would tell you. Buy my book for all of your loved ones and nemeses this forthcoming holiday season! http://www.greatmidwestbookfestival.com/ On November 1st, I find out if...
"Nightmarriage" Announced as Finalist for "Shirley You Jest! Book Award"

“Nightmarriage” Announced as Finalist for “Shirley You Jest! Book Award”

I just received email notification that Nightmarriage is officially a finalist for the Los Angeles, California-based “Shirley You Jest! Book Awards!” Hooray! The judges of the contest write, “From his explanation of the title (no, it’s not about getting married at night) to his explanation of his wife’s lost phone (she’s a black hole), Nightmarriage...
"Nightmarriage" Notables, Part Deux

“Nightmarriage” Notables, Part Deux

THE BOOK THAT WRITES STORIES OF ITS OWN Nightmarriage continues to spin its own stories. Consider Jennifer Jacobson of Fairview, Texas, whom I met via the Interweb. She ordered four copies: one for each of her children, and one for her parents. I inscribed them with my silver Sharpie, mailed them in my sci-fi-friendly silver...
Help CTJ Strike While the Iron is Hot!

Help CTJ Strike While the Iron is Hot!

Hi All, A lot is going on. If you’re able to help me spread the news, please do. Sam Phillips Today, the first part of my interview with singer-songwriter Sam Phillips is out via IMAGE Journal‘s “Good Letters” blog. Click here to read it. In addition to album after album that I own and adore, Sam has written...
Update + Lawrence, KS Book Signing: August 3rd, 1-3 p.m. at Signs of Life

Update + Lawrence, KS Book Signing: August 3rd, 1-3 p.m. at Signs of Life

Things have been busy around here. This week alone I have: 1) Been interviewed by the Kansas City Star. Look for me in it this weekend. 2) Been interviewed and photographed by the Lawrence Journal-World. Look for me in it this weekend, too. 3) Signed off on production of the color edition of Nightmarriage. Buy it...
John Hancock Says "Order a Signed Copy of 'Nightmarriage' Here!"

John Hancock Says “Order a Signed Copy of ‘Nightmarriage’ Here!”

Since I unleashed Nightmarriage upon the world in May, people have been requesting signed copies of the book from me. Those people have obviously never seen my horrible handwriting. Nevertheless, my readers can officially purchase signed copies from me now. Simply email me at chad1978@gmail.com with a subject line reading “REQUESTING A SIGNED COPY OF NIGHTMARRIAGE.”...
"Nightmarriage" Color Edition Now Available for Exorbitant Price!

“Nightmarriage” Color Edition Now Available for Exorbitant Price!

“Nightmarriage” fans, you can now purchase a color edition of the book for a mere $34.99!!! It’s more expensive than the black and white edition, yes, but it’s also cheaper than the production of the color portion of The Wizard of Oz, so I think we should be commended for our business acumen. Visit the...