Christopher J. Smith
An Australian by birth, Chris is a nomad by nature. His writing career spans over thirty years and has included time as a journalist, editor and corporate communications consultant. He has founded and managed a number of successful strategic marketing companies and advertising agencies and a global trading corporation. He has also managed a parallel career as a singer/songwriter, with a catalogue of over 200 songs to his credit.
While he describes himself as having a chronic aversion to airports, Chris considers himself fortunate to have travelled extensively over the past forty years for both business and pleasure. The northern prefectures of Honshu, Japan, The French Languedoc and the northern Italian lakes district are favourite stamping grounds.
"Travel has provided me with the raw materials upon which I build both my songs and stories. The characters I meet along the way often find their way into my writing and of course the world provides me with diverse locations as backdrops."
He describes himself not as a musician or a novelist, but as a storyteller. In 2009 he made the decision to turn to writing full time. He is married with two adult children and a daughter-in-law.
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