Born and brought up in the UK, Chris took his young family to work in Nairobi, Kenya and later operated tourist hotels in Lamu on the Kenya coast. He also founded a charitable trust for destitute children and worked with Kenyan teachers to promote human values.
In his spare time Chris has been a water colour artist, poet, short story writer and finally a novelist. Chris is married with three grown-up children, four grandchildren and several adopted African children. He now lives in Shella Village on the island of Lamu.
Bill Steadman’s NGO, Youth for the World is gaining such fame that United Nations Environment Programme invites him to address a conference on Climate Change. The reaction to his speech is mixed, praise from developing countries but damnation from the powerful nations. Bill is obliged to watch his back, lest he be eliminated.
After weeks of hair-raising experiences in the Amazon jungle, as narrated in The Quest of Captain Ernst, Bill and his five friends sail down the mighty river on the raft that Ernst and members of an African boat-building tribe had constructed, and which had brought them across the wild Atlantic Ocean in a vain search for a lost civilisation.
Hermann Winke, the brilliant inventor of the Magnobile is dead, and the manner of his death is shrouded in mystery. In his will, he leaves his valuable papers to his only son, Ernst, who has just returned from years in the Amazon jungle. At Hermann’s funeral in London, Bill, Sonia, Ben and Tim meet the mysterious Ernst.
Bill Steadman and his friends may still be average teenagers, but now the grave responsibility of saving Planet Earth has landed squarely on their young shoulders.
It tells how Bill and Sonia, together with their friends, Ben and Tim, involve themselves in the battle to save Mars from Zigismo, the evil dictator of Zeronera, who is intent on enslaving the inhabitants of the Red Planet.
Bill Steadman is just an average teenager with dreams of interplanetary adventure.
Then one day those dreams explode into reality as he is whisked off to Mars, where he is welcomed by a race of humans who have developed a unique and peaceful way of life. He is shown the wonders of The Red Planet and learns their deepest secrets, some terrible secrets that might just mean the end of their existence