I was born in 1951 in Aldridge in England, and migrated to Australia in 1964. I was a research technician at the Waite Agricultural Research institute of the University of Adelaide for 17 years. After that, my wife and I founded an aquarium and animal feed shop called Betta Trading in the Adelaide Hills town of Littlehampton, and we have now run it for over 20 years.
I have written a number of science fiction books and some animal books.
I am in the process of publishing on Smashwords my own books as well as some written by my Father, Richard F. Challis, and our cat, Luna Challis