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.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an author?
I guess the simple answer is I have always been a writer. As a teenager I wrote poetry and short stories, then early in my career I held a journalist position that was more specifically involved with feature writing. That in turn led to a career in strategic marketing where on the one hand I was writing strategic documentation and on the other I was engaged with creative copywriting for all forms of media.
So when did you write your first novel.
I wrote my first novel, Ghosts of Tokyo in 2011, while living in France.
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Where to find Christopher J. Smith online


Ghosts of Tokyo promotional video.

Wasteland promotional video


Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 87,420. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When Jeremy Gibbs and his wife Sophie set off on an extended European holiday, they had no way of knowing that a death on the ice in Greenland, seven hundred years before, had ignited events that would ultimately overtake them... and ravage the world.
Ghosts of Tokyo
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 112,370. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ghosts of Tokyo is is a dark, emotive mystery set in the Tokyo underbelly. Beneath Shinjuku Station, in the world's most frenetic city, an astounding plot unfolds involving a mysterious boy, an unscrupulous scientist and a western musician. You'll be drawn down into the hidden labyrinth to wander those dark tunnels as this emotive story clutches at your heart and challenges your sense of reality.

Christopher J. Smith's tag cloud

apocolypse    deep sea    end od the world    ghosts    japan    labyrinth    plague    sweden    thriller    tokyo