About me

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it’s only fair to say that CP Bialois isn’t my real name. It’s a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I’m just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves.

For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them.

I’d write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I’d just daydream about what I’d see myself as the hero of course. You can’t have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It’s just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick.

As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I’d read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics.

I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading “the cat fell down” really didn’t interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we’d go out he’d always spring for a couple of comic books for me.

While it wasn’t exactly the perfect beginning everything I’ve ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I’d like to share some of the ideas I’ve had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they’re always fun to write and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.

26 Responses to About me

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    Have fun with it… Mandy

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  3. Thank you so much for following my blog. I like your story about the made up name. No wonder you gravitate toward fiction and fantasy. I look forward to more of your posts

  4. Hi Ed great story…I wish you great success and if you need any book covers or illustrations let me know…:))

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  6. marjma2014 says:

    Hey, Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, love em all. I loved reading cartoons too when I was a kid in my case it was Asterix, and Tintin, and The Broons and Our Willie ( a Scottish one!) πŸ™‚

  7. Hi,

    I’m Tokoni, a poet and fellow blogger. Its a pleasure to meet you. I wanted to find out, does your blog accept guest posts? Like i said, I’m a poet and I’m looking to contribute to new blogs if you’re interested.

    Regards,
    Tokoni Uti.

  8. realpeal says:

    Hello,

    Thanks for following my blog (such as it is…LOL). Great bio! I, too, read comic books as a child (most of the DCs and Marvels, though since I’m an old lady, I remember when some of them came out!) I learned to read from my mother, who always read the Bible to us on Sundays, and believe it or not, the Sunday comics from the newspaper! Her theory was “whatever got your interest”. By the time I was four, I was reading fairy tales (the first one read on my own wasThe Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson), had my own library card, and was beginning to write my own tales.

    It’s my fault that my children are all science fiction/fantasy/horror fans with a secret, shameful, taste for terrible, “B” movies (or as my daughter says, “some of them are even worse”, such as “Sharknado”!). I bought them comic books in addition to the usual children’s book (Hardy Boys, all the Dr. Suess’s, etc, and I made sure they had library cards wherein they proceeded to check out such books as “A Wrinkle in Time” (a book I read as a kid) and we’re still reading the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. I took them to see the Star Wars movies, E.T., Alien, & every such movie that came out in the seventies and eighties (after that they took themselves, sometimes they took me!).

    Anyway, I’ve looked around your blog, and it’s very nice! Keep up the good work.

    • cpbialois says:

      Thank and you’re welcome! Oh yeah, I can point the blame right at my dad. LOL My mom didn’t want me watching Conan The Barbarian, The Beastmaster, horror movies, or even Star Wars as they were too violent. He gambled I’d like them all and he won. I’m glad he did. I don’t think I would’ve liked being a “proper” young man. LOL

  9. Ximena says:

    Hey Ed, as you can see (and not sure if I mentioned to you in person or not) but I’m the biggest night owl ever, cuz for me, ‘sleep is the enemy!’ And the whatever reason, and sadly enuf at night time, is when I’m so often much clearer in, how and what I would like to eventually write about… Being the new by that I am, my highest hope and biggest suggestion would be, where do I begin, and in what manner since I feel I have soooo much to share?!!?😰 HELP, pls. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™ Tx and God bless, Ximena

    • cpbialois says:

      No problem. The best thing to do (for me, anyway) is to pick one story or idea, and sit down to work on it. Even if you write a hundred short stories, it gets your ideas out and you can always put them together in a book or series of books at some point.

  10. emiliopasquale says:

    Ed, we might be separated at birth. My dad was convinced comic books were the way to teach me how to read. My mother was not so sure- until she saw the results. I love the written word- the spoken word, not so much. Too may F* bombs, lately. They’ve lost their edge. Anyway, hope to read more of your work, though I see you’re writing a story a day. Don’t know if I can make it back every day but I’ll try as often as possible.

    • cpbialois says:

      Oh yeah. I have to admit my favorite part about learning to read through comics was seeing the teacher’s face. Man, I thought she was going to blow her top. LOL

      Totally agree about the spoken word, which is funny considering f— is my favorite word. I’ve found nothing else quite has as much power behind it when I’m pissed. πŸ˜€

      You’re welcome back anytime. πŸ™‚

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  12. Hey, how are you?

    I’ve been following your blog for some time.

    I’m trying to create a blog which collects 10,000 one hundred reviews of books, comics, whatever.

    The links here. I’d love to feature a review from yourself, if you’re interested.

    https://10000bookreviews.wordpress.com/submit/

  13. I look forward to reading some of your tales.

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