About the Author
Growing up in Basingstoke in the late 80s/early 90s, Chris’ passion belonged to the world of American professional wrestling, pop music and classic British comedies such as Only Fools & Horses and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. Rarely did he find that he had the patience or inkling to read a book. But even at a young age, his imagination was growing, even it was in the form of acting out the scenes of his own movies or wrestling shows that existed only in his head and lived through the boxfuls of action figures scattered around his bedroom.
His love for music over the years has merely provided the soundtrack to what was going on in his own little world.
Life took Chris through secondary school (obtaining impressive grades in English, Art & History amongst others), into college and eventually to Staffordshire University where he studied for and achieved a degree in Psychology and Sociology. Along the way he met Marie, the love of his life, when he was only sixteen, and taught himself to play guitar (with the silly hope of one day becoming a rock star).
After graduation, Chris left the urban sprawl for a more peaceful country life and moved to Devon. Carrying on from part-time jobs he had held during his college and university years, Chris carved out careers in the retail and logistics fields. Unable to properly settle professionally, he started to believe that there was something missing in his life as his creativity started nibbling away from the inside.
Chris and Marie married in 2010, and in 2013 he faced some huge changes. He became a homeowner for the first time and at the end of that summer, he discovered that he was to be a father. To twins, no less. Life suddenly became very real.
So much so that he decided that he needed to write things down, to give his children something to read one day, to show what effect their imminent arrival was having on him and to give them an idea of the kind of person he was at that moment. So he decided to write a diary documenting his journey into fatherhood.