His first adult novel, Five To One, about the day a helicopter crashes on Clapham Common, won a debut novel competition run by an indie publisher and was nominated for the Polari First Book Award. His second, Light From Other Windows, explores the effect on a family when the youngest son is caught in a tsunami. It was described by literary critic Suzi Feay as a book that “can bring tears to your eyes on one page and make you laugh the next”. A third novel, Dinner at the Happy Skeleton, follows in autumn 2017. For children, he has written Gillian Vermillion — Dream Detective, which like all his novels is available through J.Mendel Books.
Chris lives in South-West London with a quite famous concert pianist. He has been the understudy on Mastermind, travelled to 40 different countries, and shared pizza with Donnie Brasco. Publication aside, his most treasured literary achievement is making Martina Navratilova ROFLAO on Twitter.