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Christopher Edward Lee Welsh was born the son of a soldier and weaned on Japanese television and classic Rock n Roll when it was just Rock n Roll. His first encounter with the fantastic in books was George MacDonald, given a boost by C.S. Lewis, and locked down forever by J.R.R. Tolkien. He knew he was going to be a writer by age 9. He did not know that it would take him twenty years to get there. He writes and publishes books under the name C.E. L. Welsh, because if you have four names and you are a writer you are legally obligated to use all of them.
His published works include Graphic Novels (Harry Houdini, Space Race) by Campfire Comics, short stories (Shiver, A.I. Trigger), novellas (Tubifex, Coffeyville), and his debut novel, CLUTCH: Book One of The Wrecked Earth, published in 2012 by Rockfall Books. His other writing credits include many supplements (Aliens: The Ruthdii for Precis Intermedia, Villains – The Brotherhood of Mahlik for Dog Soul Publishing) and stories (Techi’s Solution, Walk of Swords for Noumenon by Abstract Nova) written for the Role Playing Game industry.
His daily life is spent chasing down the Muse with a rusty crowbar when he is not analyzing software for defects or annoying his wife and children with magic tricks and Kung Fu demonstrations.
Chris is currently writing SUNDER: Book Two of The Wrecked Earth, for publication in the winter of 2014.