Born and brought up in the UK, Chris took his young family to work in Nairobi, Kenya and later operated tourist hotels in Lamu on the Kenya coast. He also founded a charitable trust for destitute children and worked with Kenyan teachers to promote human values.
In his spare time Chris has been a water colour artist, poet, short story writer and finally a novelist. Chris is married with three grown-up children, four grandchildren and several adopted African children. He now lives in Shella Village on the island of Lamu.