Chad Pelley’s fiction has been recognized by a dozen literary awards. His debut novel, Away from Everywhere, spent time on the Coles bestseller list, was adopted by university English courses, and a film adaptation starring Jason Priestley, Joanne Kelly, and Shawn Doyle, was filmed in 2015. His second novel, Every Little Thing, was released in March of 2013 and Canada Reads’ winner Lisa Moore called it “Stylistically fresh and can’t-put-it-down compelling.” His short fiction has won several awards, and has been published in anthologies, textbooks, and journals like Prairie Fire. The New Quarterly, and The Antigonish Review. He has taught creative writing at Memorial University, and prior to founding The Overcast, he wrote for publications like The National Post, Globe and Mail, and the Telegraph-Journal. His new book of short stories, Four Letter Words, features a cast of sad sacks longing for something they’ve lost and can’t quite find. Funny, sad, or funny-sad, the men and women in this collection are all haunted by the four-letter words — love, hate, lust, or loss — that unite and divide us all.