Chiante Guretzki is a Canadian writer working on her Bachelor of Arts with a major in History at Briercrest College and Seminary. When she’s not at school, Chiante spends her days creating plots and worlds in notebooks meant for lecture notes and drawing characters in the margins of assignments. She finds joy in discovering a new name, writing down a quote she hears in passing, and collecting experiences to one day give to her characters.
Chiante primarily writes young adult fantasy, but she loves to dabble in every genre she can. From historical romances, to pirate kidnappings, to FBI investigations and everything in between, Chiante loves to try new genres and styles. She plays with forms sometimes writing novels, scripts, novellas, short stories, children’s books, novels written in episodic form, or stories with multiple endings, and she is always on the lookout for another form to tackle.
While currently unpublished, Chiante is working on honing her craft and building relationships with other writers and readers and would love to get to know you as she navigates the exciting, but often turbulent waves of the ocean that is writing!
In 2018, Chiante was selected for the longlist of the CBC Short Story Prize for her story “The Man in the Bookshop”. You can read about the contest as well as a short excerpt of the story here.