Chris grew up in Great Missenden, where the rule is that you must become obsessed
with Roald Dahl books as soon as you possibly can. He met Dahl at the tender age
of five, who begrudgingly assented to sign a copy of the Giraffe, the Pelly and Me
which Chris still treasures to this day. The writing seed planted, it took a long
time to germinate with Chris only deciding to write at the age of twenty. Unfortunately
he was halfway through a completely unrelated degree at the time. Thus followed seven
years of writing procrastination whilst toiling in business.
Eventually, he succumbed to his fate and completed a Masters in Creative Writing
at West Dean College (Uni of Sussex) in 2013. He left his job in 2015 to focus entirely
on writing and independently published his first novel, a coming of age Victorian
tale: Perry Scrimshaw’s Rite of Passage in September 2015. After writing a second
novel, he decided that getting an agent might be a good idea and was fortunate to
join forces with David Haviland at Andrew Lownie Literary Agency.