PHOTOS OF CHRIS
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Why is the Becker Gray series written in third person?
As a first person narrator, I thought Gray would be amazingly unreliable. Plus, I liked the banter between the omniscient narrator’s statements and Gray’s italics responses to those statements.
Are any of your books offered in audio format?
Yes. Human After All is available in audio. The Walls will likely be offered in audio format in the future.
Where can I get autographed copies of your books?
How did you become a writer?
I really don’t know. My earliest recollection of writing is doing it in or about third grade. I’ve written in some form or fashion since then, getting serious in high school and really focusing on it in college. Not many days go by that I don’t write. I think that’s when you become a writer, and it has nothing to do with being published or if other people are reading the words you put down on paper. It’s about doing.
Where do your story ideas come from?
Everywhere. The news I watch, the people I see, the places I go, the things I learn. I’m always thinking of story ideas and how to take the things I see and incorporate them into stories.
What do you to turn on your creativity?
Exercise, physically and mentally. I move my body and learn new things every day.
When and where do you write?
Early in the morning. Usually about 5 am to 9 am. I get it out of the way. Actually, as a businessman, I realized you had to get the most important tasks completed first thing in the morning. The later in the day you put off that task, the higher the likelihood you’d get distracted and would never get to the task most important to you. Writing is my priority. I get up, knock it out, and then get on with my day.
What’s the most important thing as a writer?
I don’t know if it’s the most important thing, but showing up, like I described above. Show up and write. Every day.
Are you available to attend book clubs meetings?
Yes. And no. It depends on scheduling and logistics. There is a books clubs section on this web site that can answer that question better than I can here. I’m available for other types of presentations/talks as well … on writing and business relationships and motivational talks. Find me on social media and send me a direct message. We’ll try to work out something.
What are your long term plans as a writer?
I want to write as long as people are interested in reading my books and stories. I mean, I’m going to write them anyway. It would just be nice if people continued reading them. I want to grow as a writer and write better with every sentence, with every story. I’d love most of all to have the first people who came to meet me after releasing Human After All to come see me after I release my last novel. That’d be great! And hopefully a long time from now.
If a fan wanted to help with your writing career, what’s the best way?
First, please buy a book. Then, if you like it, tell everyone you know to buy it. Give the book for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Valentine’s, anything. The more books that are sold, then the more books I can write. And if you like the way I write and my characters, then let’s keep both going as long as possible.