Chris currently lives and works in western Idaho. He writes full(ish) time, and consults with other local authors and businesses on the side. When not working, he spends time with his wife and two daughters, and his group of table-top and card-gamer friends. He enjoys hunting and fishing, collecting swords and armor, and striving to improve his barbeque techniques. He regularly volunteers with the Micron Foundation, helping with the Science Bowl at both the Middle and High School levels. He donates to school and public libraries, enabling book purchases and special programs that support other artists. Chris has recently begun sponsoring local youth sports teams, and hopes to expand on that in the future.
Influenced heavily in his youth by the works of Jack London, Lloyd Alexander, Stephen R. Donaldson, Isaac Asimov, and Louis L'Amour, Chris still consumes above average amounts of Science Fiction and Fantasy. His favorite author is currently (and for the foreseeable future) Jim Butcher.