So... My name is Chris. I read, I write, I take pictures. Any questions?
Just Joking. Here is my story.
I was born, raised, and still live in Southern California. I absolutely abhorred books until I finally caved in and read Harry Potter in the 4th grade. I was hooked at that point. I flew through the first three books and was anxious for the fourth. Between Potter books I read some Star Wars books, then Dan Brown's novels. I didn't read the Twilight series until after the first movie. Today I'm working on classics like The Three Musketeers.
I also write, as is evident from my first short story published here on Smashwords. I'm also a photographer. Photography is actually my major in college. I have another semester or so before I obtain my Associates degree.
If I had to pick the point in time when I decided to write, it would be sometime in middle school. I started writing what I intended to be a full book, but I didn't really know what I was doing. I didn't plan it out, I didn't have a great vocabulary, and I was essentially copying things from other books and shows and such... I was a kid.
I tried again in high school. I had to write a short story for an English class and I wanted to expand on the story. Again, I didn't plan anything out. The short story got glowing reviews from the teacher and from classmates, but the full length story just didn't happen.
That was five years ago. Today, I'm working on my Jason Peirce series which was imagined and actually planned out during some community college Health lectures. ;) I should say that the short stories were not even thought of at first. I was, and still am, planning out a novel. The short stories were thought up just a few weeks ago and will evolve as I have new inspirations.
Between my freshman and sophomore years in high school (2005) I had the opportunity to attend a 3 week programme at Cambridge University in England. While there, I took a Creative Writing class under the direction of Professor Steve Waters, a Playwright if I remember correctly. The course was an inspiration and the entire Cambridge College Programme was a great experience.
While writing my series and future novel, I am also a cashier at a local Wal-Mart. So, now you know about me. All that is left is to read my book/s... So, go read!