Chris is a fiction author working on fantasy, sci-fi and adventure novels, short stories, and food-related thoughts.
Chris Phethean grew up on the South coast of England, and as a child would regularly be inspired by what was around him – walks through the countryside, trips to the seaside, family holidays, books, television, the news. He still finds that any new experience can spark a completely new story in his mind without warning. Now when the ideas hit, they are noted down and allowed to develop.
Apart from writing (and reading), Chris enjoys cooking, follows football passionately, and likes to absorb himself in story-driven videogames when time affords a moment of relaxation. He has a PhD from the University of Southampton following his 45,000 word thesis on social media use by charities.
As well as the worlds that breed his ideas, Chris dreams about writing full-time in the future, and writing narratives for other media – particularly video games. Having spent a good part of his teenage years absorbed in the interactive stories on offer behind the screen, he is passionate about working to bring his own ideas to games.
Chris has self-published his first novel, ‘The Magic of Christmas’, that was written as part of NaNoWriMo2015, and is editing his 2016 entry titled ‘The Fire That Scorched The Sky’.