Thank you much for your interest. Chris has been writing professionally most of his adult life even as he worked numerous jobs to survive, including newspaper reporter, magazine editor, book editor, English tutor, substitute teacher, janitor, respiratory therapy technician, gas station attendant (when such things existed), salesclerk, musician in a Mexican restaurant, writing instructor, and more. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication arts/journalism from University of West Florida, specializing in journalism before 24/7 cable TV and internet “news” annihilated journalistic ethics, responsibility, and professionalism.
After a few stints as a daily and weekly newspaper reporter, he and his spouse Bonnie located to Hawaii where she began a long, respected career in national security and he served as a staff and freelance writer/photographer for magazines until the couple moved back to the Mainland in 1986 due to Bonnie’s transfer. In the late-1980s, he turned to full-time freelance writing, specializing in nonfiction before transitioning primarily to fiction and poetry.
Chris’s work spans a broad spectrum—historical, musical, instructional, and social nonfiction; dark fantasy, literary, and science fiction; and poetry. His work has appeared worldwide in hundreds of publications as diverse as Bull Spec, Main Street Rag, Slipstream, Pearl, Bogg, Chiron Review, The Year’s Best Horror Stories, Cemetery Dance, Christian Science Monitor, Honolulu Magazine, Naval History, and The Writer. His published books include Fatherhood ~ Poems on Parenthood, Native American Flute ~ A Comprehensive Guide, Walking after Midnight ~ Collected Stories, Big Daddy’s Fast-Past Gadget, Muscle Shoals ~ The Hit Capital’s Heyday & Beyond, White Trash & Southern ~ Collected Poems, and Notes to My Becca, among others.Chris began crafting Native American style flutes in the early 1990s and producing original music professionally in the early 2000s, including the WindPoem series that features Native American flute meditations and world fusion/jazz compositions. His music is available for purchase and licensing. Visit the WindPoem music page for more information.
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