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Chad is a Christian Fiction Author of suspense woven with the supernatural.

His books, blog, and devotions seek to pull back the curtain on spiritual warfare and equip people to silence the enemy voices of guilt, fear, and shame.

He was born and raised in Oregon, except for an awesome couple of years in Idaho that included playing Star Wars on the edge of a Nez Perce reservation. He had no idea those game were somewhat prophetic as he would later find himself running through the streets of Baghdad in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He’s also a singer…in the shower and at red lights. He is an amazing dancer, but no living person has ever had the refined vision necessary to acknowledge that. Because those talents are not recognized, Chad teaches English to pay for his obsession with chai tea, something he picked up during the war while on patrol in the area around Abu Ghraib, Iraq.

He lives in Central Texas with his wife and four sons. There’s also a dog, but he doesn’t drink chai. Chad’s oldest son is in his freshman year of college and plays football. His youngest son is constantly working on new stand up material and is sure to say the craziest thing possible as soon as Chad takes a sip of chai.

Like his stories, Chad’s life is anything but dull.

Chad has committed to pray for persecuted Christians through iCommitToPray. He is a supporter of The Voice of the Martyrs. He has pledged a portion of the sales from all books in his Fate Series to this important ministry. He urgently asks you to partner with him in prayer and support of our brothers and sisters suffering for Christ (Hebrews 13:3).



Twelve days after graduating high school, Chad joined the Army, became an Indirect Fire Infantryman (Mortarman), and went on to establish a successful career that included two combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom. After coming to know the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, he decided to change directions, and got out of the military after ten years.

Things got rough for a few years, and his family bounced around to different jobs and even between states. Fed up with mediocrity and feeling like he wasn’t living up to his full potential, Chad decided to go back to school for Mechanical Engineering, which turned out to be a nightmare. That was a gut punch, but after a monumental moment when his wife challenged him at the core of his faith, Chad changed his major to English and began pursuing a lifelong dream of writing.

Fast forward to the present. He is a high school English teacher, published poet, previously self-published author, and now a traditionally published author through Ambassador International. 

Path to Publication

Chad was previously a self-published author, but is now traditionally published. That road hasn’t been easy. There’s way too much information to try and summarize it here, which is why Chad wrote a five-part blog series about how his latest book, Fate of the Watchman, came to be. If you really want to know more about Chad, his struggles with faith and fear, his trials and triumphs, you should start there. Here’s a link, so you don’t have to dig around for it: A Bathroom, a Penny, and a Magazine