Tremblay, Paul G.
Tremblay, Paul G.
PERSONAL: Son of Paul N. Tremblay; married; children: one son. Education: Holds B.S. and M.S.
ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Prime Books, P.O. Box 301, Holicong, PA 18928.
CAREER: Works variously as a private school mathematics teacher and basketball coach, and editor of Chizine.
AWARDS, HONORS: Chiaroscuro/Leisure short-story contest, 2002
Compositions for the Young and Old (stories), Wild-side Press (Holicong, PA), 2005.
Contributor of short fiction to Gothic.net, Punktown: Third Eye, and Brainbox II.
SIDELIGHTS: Paul G. Tremblay earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in mathematics, and puts them to use as a math teacher for a private school where he also coaches basketball. Tremblay also has a passion for writing. He has contributed short fiction to such publications as Gothic.net, Punktown: Third Eye, and Brainbox II, and in 2002, he won the Chiaroscuro/ Leisure short-story contest. In addition to teaching and writing, he serves as editor for Chizine. Tremblay's first book, Compositions for the Young and Old, is a collection of his short stories, ranging from horror to science fiction to psychological analyses. One story, 'Cold,' describes how a gay man slowly devours his lover, and in so doing, becomes renewed himself; another, 'With More Than Eyes,' follows a woman as she slides into madness following the birth of her child. A contributor for Publishers Weekly called the volume a 'disturbing debut story collection.' A reviewer at Craig's Book Club.com remarked: 'Some of the stories are better than others, of course, but one must admire his ability to get into the minds of characters and present their stories believably.' He concluded: 'Careful reading reveals that Tremblay has a literary style above and beyond the usual spoon-feeder prose.' Sfsite.com contributor Georges T. Dodds wrote: 'What strikes one with Paul G. Trem-blay's writing is that he understands and ably portrays the emotional baggage of people, be they good or bad, happy or sad, vengeful or repentant.'
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Publishers Weekly, October 31, 2005, review of Compositions for the Young and Old, p. 37.
Craig's Book Club, http://www.geocities.com/craigsbookclub/ (April 25, 2006), review of Compositions for the Young and Old.
SF Site, http://www.sfsite.com/ (April 25, 2006), Georges T. Dodds, review of Compositions for the Young and Old.