According to biographical information on his publisher's website (Open Books), "Chuck Crabbe grew up in Guelph, Puslinch, and Belle River Ontario, Canada. His mother Ann, a midwife, and his father Patrick, a truck terminal manager, encouraged his sense of adventure, independence, and curiosity."
When asked why Crabbe walked away from football, Crabbe responded in part:
"Football and my athletic ability had become tied up with my identity and self-esteem in a way that was really unhealthy. It had gotten to the point that I felt good about myself when I played well and then felt like shit about who I was when I played badly. I was internalizing it, and that’s toxic."
According to the interview on The Wrighter, the title of Crabbe's first novel, "A Thief in the Night," comes from the book of Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 5:2) in the Bible: "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night."
"For Ezra, the hero of my story, the real day of the lord, is an internal, spiritual event, when he becomes the thief. And for him it comes on the day he breaks with Christianity, the day he kills the God he has been raised and conditioned to believe in."
Kobina Wright, editor and contributor to The Wrighter, is a second generation Southern California native who wrote her third volume of poetry titled, "Say It! Say Gen-o-cide!!" − dedicated to the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. It was in 2009 that she co-authored a volume of nuler poetry titled "A Crime And A Simplification Of Something Sublime." In 2010 she wrote a volume of nuler poetry titled, "50" dedicated to the late Michael Jackson.
In 2013 Wright’s literary and art works have been published in: The Bicycle Review; Boxcar Poetry Review; Burning Word Literary Journal; Crack the Spine; The Fiction Week Literary Review; The Missing Slate; Orion headless; The Passionate Transitory; Subliminal Interiors and Wilderness House Literary Review.
To view the interview with Crabbe on The Wrighter, go to: http://www.thewrighteronline.com/
To learn even more about "As a Thief in the Night" visit http://www.open-