Chris Ward

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
There are several things in the pipeline. Tube Riders: Revenge will be published in January, thus ending the main Tube Riders trilogy. However, there is a prequel in the works, focusing on the Governor's back story, plus a side novel (or two) set in London in the period of time between the Tube Riders fleeing the city and their return. It will feature mostly different characters but there will be one or two familiar faces, and expanded storylines for one or two bit characters. Don't expect to see more of Marta, Switch, Carl et al, as once a story is done, its done. I don't like to go back, and I don't like to shamelessly mine a character when I consider their story told. But you never know ...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The cat and the day job! Writing doesn't pay my bills or buy the cat's food, haha. I go to work every day, and sometimes I do other work in the evenings. I'm a busy man, but I find time for writing by never watching TV and barely having a social life. You have to make sacrifices ...
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Books

The Tube Riders: Revenge (The Tube Riders Trilogy #3)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,110. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by AMMFA Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Three years after the events of Exile, the Governor is preparing for war with Europe. In the cities, rebels fight in the name of Marta Banks, heroic leader of the Tube Riders. The Tube Riders themselves, though, have vanished. The Governor has no way to find them, until the day he recovers a mysterious object from his past. Marta Banks is about to lose everything.
The Tube Riders: Exile
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Series: The Tube Riders, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 141,920. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013 by AMMFA Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The second volume in Chris Ward's dystopian Tube Riders trilogy.
The Man Who Built the World
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,130. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013 by AMMFA Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Matthew Cassidy is a man on the brink of self-destruction. His career is in tatters and his marriage is hanging by a thread. His wife, Rachel, is on the verge of leaving him even before a phone call from his estranged father pulls him back into a world of violence and mystery that he left behind on a bloody winter's night sixteen years before.
The Tube Riders (Tube Riders Trilogy #1)
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Series: The Tube Riders, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 166,790. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by AMMFA Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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Beneath the dark streets of London they played a dangerous game with trains. Soon it would prove the key to their survival. The Tube Riders is a dystopian action adventure set in a nightmarish near-future Britain.
Going Underground
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Price: Free! Words: 7,640. Language: British English. Published: February 12, 2013 by AMMFA Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Rob knows the trains still run. He can hear them ... Going Underground is a 3000 word short story that formed the basis for the world used in Chris Ward's acclaimed Tube Riders trilogy. The Tube Riders part 1 is available now. Part 2, The Tube RIders: Exile, will be published in summer 2013.
The Cold Pools
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Price: Free! Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 by AMMFA Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Meet me at the end of the world ... As civilization comes to an end, Lewis and Karen take their last vacation to the only cold place left on Earth, the remote resort town of Cold Pools. There, they will say goodbye ... The Cold Pools - a short story of 3,000 words.
Fallen From the Train
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Price: Free! Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by AMMFA Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Carl Weston finds a young man lying unconscious by the train tracks. Who is he? Where did he come from? Carl knows the man can't have got off the train because the trains don't stop anymore ...