Sunday, May 8, 2011

Interview with C.A. Chicoine, author of the Gray Locke series.

Author’s Dialogue: An interview with Visionary Fiction author C.A.Chicoine, by author Terre Britton.

TB: I am pleased to be joined today by the accomplished American writer Craig Chicoine—author of the Gray Locke series. Welcome, Craig. Please tell us about the Gray Locke series.

CAC: The Gray Locke series is a modern day hero’s journey, the intellectual and spiritual sort. Ten books are planned, each representing a turning point in Gray’s life. The reader will be able to watch the characters develop and grow over several stories, before coming to the final book in the series, where Gray will perform his heroic deed, completing the hero-cycle.

The series begins with the lead character, Grayson Locke, at the age of ten. In the first book, The Mystery of the Weeping Rocks, the reader learns firsthand about Gray’s wild imagination as he goes about investigating what weeping rocks are during his summer vacation at his grandparent’s house. This is a chapter book ideal for children 7-11 years old. It’s more or less an introduction to the character. However, there is something of great significance that occurs in this story that is expanded upon and further developed in the following books.

The second book, The Witch of Clover Hill, takes place the following autumn at his house. This book is ideal for children 9-12 years old. In this story, much more is revealed about the character and his extraordinary set of circumstances.

The next book, Giants of the Vale, takes place back at his grandparent’s. Gray is thirteen years old in this story. I am currently working on this story, as well as the next one. Obviously, I’ll not be covering every year of his life over ten books. But I hope to select the points in his life that best illustrate what influenced him to make the choices and decisions he’d later make in the final story.

More of the interview at the following link:

Monday, March 14, 2011


Here is the news - an update on the Gray Locke series

The book giveaway for Gray Locke: The Witch of Clover Hill has ended. There were 972 requests -- five winners. Congratulations to those who won!

There have been no reviews of The Witch of Clover Hill yet. Hopefully, the giveaway at Goodreads will spawn some.

I am also looking into having the first book, (The Mystery of the Weeping Rocks), available as an eBook. More on that as it develops.

After a respite from writing the third book of the Gray Locke series, I've returned to it with a fresh mind. I wish I could tell you when it'll be ready, but it's a process that has its own timetable.

What I can tell you is the title of the third book -- Gray Locke: Giants of the Vale. The setting is the same as in the first book -- Western Massachusetts. And, Gray is thirteen years old. I am very excited about it, and can't wait to release it!

I have also been stirring the broth for the fourth book, (that has been on the back burner since before the first book), adding an ingredient every-so-often. I am very excited about this one too, and I can't wait to work full-time on it! :)

That's all for now!


~ Craig

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Gray Locke Portal @ USTREAM

The Gray Locke Portal

Live streaming video by Ustream

Q&A with author C.A. Chicoine about the Gray Locke book series.

*** Date and time to be determined. ***

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Gray Locke Puzzle for the computer.

The Gray Locke Puzzle, as featured in "The My

stery of the Weeping Rocks", for the computer.

It's free! Just click on the link to download the self-extracting puzzle. :)

Click here!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Q&A with C.A. Chicoine

Join author C.A. Chicoine as he discusses the first two books of the Gray Locke series, "The Mystery of the Weeping Rocks" and "The Witch of Clover Hill."

This Q&A will run February 4, 2011 - May 8, 2011.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Gray Locke: The Witch of Clover Hill Promo Video

A brief overview with select excerpts read from the second book in the Gray Locke series titled, "Gray Locke: The Witch of Clover Hill," by C.A. Chicoine.

"The Witch of Clover Hill" is geared for 9 - 12 year olds.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Excerpts read from "The Mystery of the Weeping Rocks"

Excerpts read from the first book of the Gray Locke series titled, "Gray Locke: The Mystery of the Weeping Rocks," by C.A. Chicoine.

"The Mystery of the Weeping Rocks" is a chapter book, ideal for children ages 7 - 11. However, it is also a great book for adults to read to a child of any age. :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Here for You

01 Here for You by GrayLocke

Here for You is one of two songs with lyrics featured in the book "Gray Locke: The Witch of Clover Hill," by C.A. Chicoine.

Music and lyrics by C.A. Chicoine, copyright © 2011, Satellite 2 Music (ASCAP)

Performed by Satellite Shine
Vocals - Darren O’Brien
Guitar - Matt Alibozek