Chad Lucas


Chad Lucas has been in love with words since he attempted his first novel on a typewriter in the sixth grade. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, communications advisor, freelance writer, part-time journalism instructor, and parenting columnist.

His work has appeared in publications including Halifax Magazine, Black to Business, Sport Quarterly and The Chronicle Herald, where he wrote a biweekly column, “Life With Kids,” from 2011-2016. He’s a previous Silver Award winner at the Atlantic Journalism Awards, and his short fiction has appeared in EVENT and The Dalhousie Review.

A proud descendant of the historic African Nova Scotian community of Lucasville, Chad lives with his family in Nova Scotia. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth basketball, and he’s never far from a cup of tea. Chad is also a musician and played on the 2008 East Coast Music Award-winning album New Beginnings from artist Chelsea Amber. His debut middle grade novel, THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE (Amulet Books/Abrams Kids) releases in May 2021.



THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE – Amulet Books/Abrams Kids (ages 10-14; release date May 11, 2021)

Short Fiction:

“The Seventh” – EVENT Magazine (30:1)

“Gingerbread Ninja” – The Dalhousie Review (88:2)



“Life With Kids” – Chronicle Herald column (2011-2016)

Published in The Chronicle Herald, Halifax Magazine, Sport Quarterly, Black to Business

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