Chris writes books for adults, books for children, comic books, and films.
Books for Children
Chris’ most recent fiction books have been for the Lethbridge-Stewart Doctor Who spin-off books for Candy Jar Books. Lucy Wilson: Curse of the Mirror Clowns, the second book in the Lucy Wilson Mysteries series, was shortlisted for a Scribe Award in the Best Young Adult category by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers in 2019.
Chris has returned to the Lucy Wilson universe twice since writing “Curse of the Mirror Clowns” with short stories written for the Lineage collection and for Candy Jar’s Lucy Wilson Christmas Special.
Chris is currently working on two new novels for Candy Jar, both set in the Lethbridge-Stewart universe.
Books for Adults
Chris’ books for adults include The Magpye, a superhero/horror genre mash-up, a collection of short stories, and working as a contributor to the award winning horror anthology Shadows and Teeth.
Chris has a long and successful history as a short story writer, with short stories published in a wide range of journals and magazines.
A collection of his short stories can be found on this website.
Working with critically acclaimed artist Stuart “Stu.Art” Tipples, Chris was one-half of the comic-creating studio Monkeys with Machineguns. As well as publishing their own horror comics and anthologies, the team worked with leading UK and US indie comic studios such as Arcana, Metaverse, The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel, 2026 Books, Accent UK, Something Wicked, The Sorrow, The Mad Scientist Journal, KZine, Wilde Times, Another Realm, 10thology, Midnight Hour, and Insomnia Publications. This multi-faceted career also led to chance encounters with artists and creators who would go on to become leading lights in the comics industry such as Nicola Scott and Christian Ward.
The monkeys experienced a comics career highlight when their short story “Lights Out” was published in the Judge Dredd Megazine.
Chris then went on create the graphic novel “The Dark”, working with US-based artist Rick Lundeen, which was published by Markosia. Referred to as “The Punisher Meets Vanilla Sky” by SFX and highly rated by a number of comics reviewers, The Dark was selected by Sony as a flagship release for their online comics service for the Playstation Portable.