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Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a writer, technologist, digital marketeer, film-maker, comic book guy, part-time hypnotist, foodie, and general nuisance.

For the past few years, Chris has been writing Doctor Who spin-off stories in the "Haisman Universe" featuring characters such as Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, Lucy Wilson, monsters such as the Quarks and the Great Intelligence, and a few of his own creations. Chris' first book for the "Lucy Wilson Mysteries" series "Curse of the Mirror Clowns" was short-listed for a Scribe Award in 2019.

When Chris isn't working on books, he also writes screenplays, comic books, and audio dramas. His most recent screenplay, OffWorld, is currently in post-production with a major US distributor attached.

Once a week Chris is co-host of an online radio show/podcast "Soundclash" on South Wales ONE. From time to time, you can also find him at live South Wales ONE community and charity events.

By day, Chris is IT Director for a major InsureTech business in South Wales and, prior to that, was CTO and founder of the a leading digital agency specializing in eCommerce and bespoke solutions. Chris enjoys writing about technology and digital marketing, with particular reference to how these intersect with writing and how authors can better market themselves online. In 2018, Chris wrote ["The Truth About SEO"], a guide to digital marketing for business owners that became a number 1 Amazon Best Seller in a number of categories.

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It's been a while since I looked at Shopify. One of the darlings of lockdown, Shopify promised to make every Joe Schmo the next Jeff Bezos with an easy-to-use and powerful eCommerce platform at a rock-bottom price. No inventory? No problem! YouTube was awash with adverts from self-made millionaires who had made their fortunes drop-shipping products in from China and who now wanted nothing more than to share "their secrets" with you... for a price.

Wow... that was a week. On the back of the fantastic free book promo that Candy Jar Publishing ran for World Book Day/World Book Week, Lucy Wilson: Curse of the Mirror Clowns found its way into the top 150 free books on Amazon and all the way to #1 in a few categories.

One of the best things about writing stories set in the Haisman Universe and the world of "Classic Doctor Who" is how massively passionate the fandom is. I've referred to it before as being given access to the best toybox in the world, but that doesn't ever mean the toys are mine. I'm a firm believer that stories, once told, can take on a life of their own. Characters like Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, William Travers, Dame Anne Bishop, Lucy Wilson and Hobo Kostinen, all have a life beyond the words written down on the page. If I'm lucky, very lucky, the stories that I write live on past then in the minds and memories of the people who read them.

DLS Reviews is one of the most in-depth book review sites I've ever seen and I'm really pleased to see the positive response they've had to Shadows and Teeth...

Digging through my old archives whilst rebuilding the website, I found some copies of original artwork and concept sketches for the original graphic novel version of The Magpye.

Rebuilding my website has given me the opportunity, or more accurately the excuse, to Google my older books and search old reviews or bits of marketing that might be interesting. Today I found this copy of Geek Syndicate magazine from back in 2014 that includes a sample chapter from The Magpye.

The Traveling the Vortex podcast have recorded a detailed review of the Lethbridge-Stewart Lineage collection that includes some very kind words about my story "The Arcade of Doom".

I wrote “The Arcade of Doom” for the Lethbridge-Stewart Lineage collection and it was only supposed to be a throw-away, fun story involving Lucy, Hobo, and the creepily squeaky-voiced Quarks. Set in an arcade that was an amalgam of the arcades from my childhood, including one in Porthcawl where I first encountered Gauntlet, it's a heavy dose of nostalgia for those of us who grew up paying 10p a time to play computer games.

Wow! Woke up this morning to find that the books in the Great eCommerce, Business, and Marketing Book Event are dominating Top 10 lists all over Amazon. Great news for everyone involved and chance to once again say that The Truth About SEO is an Amazon best seller!

Exciting news this week as Candy Jar announce that my story "The Arcade of Doom" us being re-released as the kick off story in a new collection, "Attack if the Quarks".

Back when The Dark was being released, I collected commissions of the character from some of my favourite artists. Top of the list with my fellow Monkey with a Machinegun, Stuart Tipples. His rendition of the character is classically moody, dark, and has a hawkish characteristic not unlike my favourite screen Holmes, Jeremy Brett.

Choices was an edition of Insomnia Publications "Layer Zero" anthology.

Yes, I've passed the 10K milestone and that means it's about time that I passed the Offworld novelization over to my co-scriptwriter Terry and our publishers at Candy Jar for them to give their feedback.

From today, you may encounter the occasional warning on my website asking you to verify that you're over 18 before you continue on to view a piece of content. Right now this mostly happens in the comics section, but you might encounter this anywhere after today.

"Stopped for Coffee" was planned to be the introduction for a new character, an angel/demon/human hybrid. The character never really got off the ground, being a little too similar to other characters that were around at the time. This one lives in the vault, waiting to be unearthed at a more appropriate time.

Not the first comic strip I ever wrote, but the first I wrote for Monkeys with Machineguns.

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