Christopher Blankley

Biography

Christopher Blankley was born in Nottingham, UK and moved to the United States as a child. He now resides in Seattle with his wife and two children.

Christopher is the author of seven novels spanning a number of genres, from zombie science fiction to children's action/adventure.

Smashwords Interview

Why E-Publish?
I strongly feel that e-publishing is not just a new means of distributing fiction, but a new genre in and of itself. With my writing, I am searching for the 'perfect' 99 cent e-book – not a short story, not pulp fiction, not an airport novel, but something unique to the format.
How is the 'perfect' 99 cent e-book different from a traditionally published novel?
Well, for starters, I'm only selling it for a buck. This greatly colors the scope of the work. If I could be sure to sell a hundred-thousand of them, I would certainly invest the time and effort that it takes to write a traditional novel. But with sales closer to two orders of magnitude smaller, and profits to match, the perfect 99 cent e-book is more limited in its scope.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Christopher Blankley online

Twitter: zombpunk
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Books

Stem
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150,980. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
When the world finally runs out of food, will the living envy the (un)dead?
The Raft
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,660. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Anything goes aboard the Raft. The ramshackled, mosquito fleet has no law or authority. The Raft's ships clog the waterways of the Puget Sound, exploiting a loophole in the tax code to thumb their noses at the Government.
That Nietzsche Thing
By
Price: Free! Words: 43,330. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The girl was dead, and no fooling... Another Gene Genie taken by their addiction – by a plague tearing the world apart. Sasha is a cop. Though, now-a-days, he mostly cleans up messes. There are plenty of those. To Sasha, the girl looks like just another mess, until her body mysteriously vanished from the morgue...
The Bobbies of Bailiwick and the Captive Ocean
By
Series: Bobbies of Bailiwick, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,230. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(Illustrations by Kelly McCellan) Return to the Bailiwick, young Constable, the ethereal is sounding. Once again, the Zed attack as the ocean-filled sky swarms with dragons!
The Bobbies of Bailiwick
By
Series: Bobbies of Bailiwick, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,310. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
(Illustrations by Kelly McCellan) Welcome to the Bailiwick, young Constable – a world like no other. Here, a vast city clings to the inside surface of a sphere and a tumultuous ocean is the only sky.
The Cordwainer
By
Price: Free! Words: 97,490. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
What could be wrong with making a few bucks? Plenty, three friends soon learn, trapped in the company town of Boot Hill. If they can somehow get a trainload of boots over the mountains to the Big City, they could be rich - richer than they ever dreamed.

Christopher Blankley’s tag cloud


Smashwords book reviews by Christopher Blankley

  • Crown of Creation: 2046 - Two Nations, One Murder on June 20, 2012

    Crown of Creation is a solid freshmen effort from Robert Arias. If you enjoy a good Clive Cussler, you'll be at home with Robert's clean, no-nonsense prose. The book is at its best when it's knee-deep into its mystery, bouncing back and forth between Colorado and Philadelphia, contrasting the prosperity of the new West with the desolation of the old East. Realistically, however, you will have to arrive to the book already converted to Robert's brand of self-reliant politics to fully enjoy its narrative, it takes little time in any attempt to convert the unconverted. It runs short, and loses a star for never really fleshing-out its protagonist. Adam Henry's character is murky, and therefore the motivations behind his ultimate actions are rather inexplicable. The novel, potentially stretched out to a full sixty/eighty thousand words, would serve its rich, well-drawn setting far better.
  • These Flowers Have a Taste for Blood on Jan. 27, 2013

    Poor Luke. Trapped in the town of LeVir Lake, a walled, suburban commune, that can be found on no map. No friends, no phone, no Internet...but things begin to look up when the two hottest girls in town start to show an interest in him. Too bad, one is a vampire hunter and the other, the human progeny of the town's bloodsucking masters. Poor Luke. What's a boy to do but fall in love with them both? These Flowers... is a well-written, teen page-turner, that enjoys its delicate, romantic dance, right before it plunges you (literally) into the depths of LeVir Lake's ancient secrets.