Christopher Bunn graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois with a Master's degree in TV/Film Production. After several years working in the UK on dramas and documentaries, he worked for Big Idea Productions in Illinois, producing children's DVDs and video games. It was there, during a snowy Chicago winter, that he began writing stories. Finally succumbing to the allure of better weather, he moved back to his home state of California where he has been ever since, writing books, film scripts, composing music, and working on a farm.
In addition to his time in media production, he has spent many years working around the globe in various countries. He ran a post office in a United Nations refugee camp in Thailand, done construction in the Amazon, worked in an orphanage in the highlands of Ethiopia, caught malaria in Kenya, done post-hurricane demolition in Hawaii, and worked the nightshift in a shoe factory in Israel.
His stories are influenced by his favorite writers, mainly J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, George MacDonald, and Susan Cooper. Lately, he has also been writing script for independent film: The Fellows Hip (winner of Best Feature at the Indianapolis Gen Con Festival, 2012) and The Rangers (currently in production with OAP Films).