Chip Houser grew up in St. Louis, moving every other year as his parents renovated houses. This migratory habit continued to college in Kansas, and afterward in Italy, Germany, Colorado, with St. Louis stints tucked in here and there. He currently works remotely from Northern Colorado for the small and probably most amazing architectural firm ever, JEMA, where he’s a principal focusing on interior tenant improvements.
Chip’s short fiction has appeared in many markets, including PodCastle, Bourbon Penn, Every Day Fiction, New Myths, Daily Science Fiction, and The Arcanist. He’s published a fair amount of micro- and flash fiction, and a collection of them titled Dark Morsels was published by Red Bird Chapbooks. He has a Certificate in Creative Writing from Washington University, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri in St. Louis, and attended the Odyssey Writing Workshop. He’s been an associate editor for a literary magazine, Natural Bridge, read slush for a pro-rate science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, and co-edited the charity anthology Weird Dream Society.
Chip has doodled most of his life, most often cards for friends and family, but sometimes large illustrations. He doesn’t have any formal training, so every drawing is an adventure, which he kind of loves. He enjoys this aspect of his creativity, exploring his weird silliness without deadlines, without word counts, and without any real need to focus. Weird, by the way, is a positive word in his vocabulary.
You can email him at houser dot chip at gmail dot com or find him on Twitter or Facebook.