Thursday, June 28, 2012


Described as a “tattletale psychiatrist turned rodeo clown” by acclaimed author Tom Robbins, CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN has spent the past decade in New York theaters reinventing the art of the campfire tale with his critically acclaimed Pumpkin Pie Show, a rigorous session of theatrical tale telling.

Chapman is also the author of Rest Area, a collection of short stories and the novel, Miss Corpus, which was recognized as part of The New Yorker “Reading Glass” series.

He’s been called “hauntingly poetic” by Time Out New York and compared to William Faulkner and H.P. Lovecraft by The Village Voice and The New York Times, respectively. The Scotsman, Scotland’s leading newspaper, called him “Stephen King transformed into a punk, preacher poet.”

Currently, he is writing a trilogy of children's novels titled "The Tribe"—book one, "Homeroom Headhunters," hits the shelves in 2013 on Hyperion books.