I was born in Montreal, Canada in the Summer of 1966. To the sheer frustration of many teachers throughout my life, my grades tended to directly reflect my interest in a given subject. Literature was the worst, with marks varying between A+ and D-, depending on the book being covered at the time.
A fan of Historical Fiction from an early age, I fell in love with Fantasy at the age of 16, when I was given a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. I've since read it a dozen times. I followed that by reading most of the classics of Sci-Fi and Fantasy before venturing into the new breeds of work that were blossoming during the ’90s. After moving to New York in the late 1990s, I started considering some of the stories that had been mulling around in my head might be worthy of being put to paper. It wasn’t until reading a copy of Jim Butcher’s Stormfront that I decided to stop procrastinating and get to it. While living in Boulder, Colorado in 2008, I finished The Emperor's Opal and posted it on Createspace and Amazon. I then moved back to Canada and was unable to collect royalties from it, so I basically just let it sit, unloved.
Over the past few months I have redeveloped the itch to bring my characters back to life, so I started book 2 and decided to put some time, effort and money into promoting book 1. I think it's a good book. Otherwise I wouldn't bother. Those who have read it enjoyed it and have been bugging me about book 2, so I figure it must be decent. Did I mention I stink at blowing my own horn. :)
I live in Ottawa, Canada, with my fiancé. I have four children from a previous relationship, three of which are in college. I spend my weekends rebuilding an old house in the Laurentians region of Quebec, where my family has lived for over 80 years.
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The Emperor's Opal
by Christopher Morgan
Published: November 30, 2011.
Vampires are dying. I, Preston Black, and my wizard partner, Tamantha McKinley, have been hired to try to save them. We have to find Orphanus, the Emperor's Opal, which contains the magical energy they need to survive. We'll have to dodge competitors, conspirators and demons along the way. And if we do find it, Tammy may want it for herself. That's a problem I really don't want to face.
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