Chris graduated from Western Maryland College (McDaniel College). He currently lives in Florida. His dream is to write the same kind of stories that have inspired him over the years.
His short stories have been published in Temenos, Foliate Oak, and Down in the Dirt. His novels have been featured on the Science Fiction Spotlight, been required reading at the university level, and have been turned into award-winning audiobooks produced by Podium Publishing.
Outside of writing, Dietzel is a huge fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and mixed martial arts (MMA). He trained in BJJ for ten years, earning the rank of brown belt, and went 2-0 in amateur MMA fights before an injury ended his participation in contact sports.
Three novels depicting quiet and bleak endings of mankind. In each, characters face a gradual and inevitable extinction without fighting or action, only people growing old and witnessing each aspect of society slowly fade away. Be warned, these are not stories for people who need action sequences or pretty endings. But if you love introspective or reflective stories, these are for you.
Another inevitable battle is approaching between two intergalactic kingdoms. In the face of insurmountable odds, a hero's only hope lies in freeing a legendary weapon from the asteroid that encases it.
After receiving three new patients at the mental institution he runs, Dr. Bradburn is immediately visited by an agent of the State who insists one of the men is a radical. Only by asking each patient a series of questions will the supposed threat be identified. But the questions Dr. Bradburn is told to ask will make him rethink everything he knows about the world around him.
As parts of everyday life begin to fade away, one teacher struggles to keep a semblance of normality for the teenagers in her classroom. But what can she teach to students who know they will one day be the final remnants of mankind? THE LAST TEACHER is a story about realizing which lessons are most important in life.
A Great De-evolution short story.
Leaders who rely on war and fear. The men and women who refuse to accept a tyrannical government. And an unreliable means of time travel in which most people don’t survive. Welcome to the nightmarish future of The Theta Timeline, where '1984' meets 'Slaughterhouse-Five.'
Everyone is dead. All that remains is an old woman and a gymnasium full of unresponsive bodies. Each day, another storm approaches, threatening to destroy the building they call home. Each night, a series of nightmares leaves the woman screaming for help. Alone and overwhelmed, will the final member of the human race be thought of as a caretaker or as a monster?
As the human population continues to decline, most people travel south to maintain a semblance of the life they know. Entire cities are abandoned. But one man travels north, toward forgotten lands. A DIFFERENT ALCHEMY is a story about the importance of forgiveness.
The end of man was not signaled by marauding gangs or explosions, but with silence. THE MAN WHO WATCHED THE WORLD END is the haunting account of a man who has witnessed the world fade away. It is also a story about the power of family.