Christopher Forward

Biography

Author’s Biography

Born in Altrincham, on the outskirts of Manchester, in the United Kingdom, Christopher Forward spent his formative years in the English educational system of the late 1960’s early 1970’s. Barnsley in Yorkshire and Deal in Kent would provide an early platform for his school years.
His first experiences of watching Barnsley Football Club would lend him to support the club until this day, while experiencing copious amounts of grief from friends and family alike.
Spending two years at catering college and then another three as a chef at various hotels on the Kentish coastline, he went on to make an interesting career change by training as a croupier in the mid 1970’s. In between this he would spend one interesting summer season, working as a car hand, with the cross-channel hovercraft company, Seaspeed.
Twenty-six years in the gaming industry would lead him to spend time in the provincial casinos of southern England, Lesotho and the old South African state of the Transkei.
He currently works on a casual basis at the Wild Coast Casino, calling Bingo regularly on Thursday afternoons and hosting promotions for their slots department.
His hobbies include the game of lawn bowls, where he was honoured to be awarded South African Protea colours in 2006. Golf is another casual hobby, where he has been known to occasionally don a pirate patch!
Chris has been married to his wife Marie for thirty-four years and now resides in the small Natal coastal town of Port Edward, spending his time chasing literary success and playing his sporting passion of lawn bowls.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I have an embryonic idea about a woman assassin and have provisionally dubbed it "The Sowetan"
Who are your favorite authors?
Forsyth, Follett and Archer! They are all a class above anybody else.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Christopher Forward online


Books

One for the Road
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: British English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
2008 and the world is in financial turmoil. Chris Curtis loses his job and then his family. Sitting forlornly, one evening, underneath Broadstairs’ picturesque clock tower, Chris finds himself flung back into another time. Is it a dream? Or a quirk of fate?
An Affair of the Heart
Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: British English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
David Cole is having a quiet dinner in a Parisian restaurant situated on the bank of the River Seine. Seeing a young woman crying her eyes out a few tables away, David makes a crucial life-defining decision and invites her over to join him. What will be the outcome? Find out in “Affair of the Heart”. ##It's a free short story from the pen of Christopher Forward. So why don't you download it?? ##
A Scabbard Full of Vengeance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: British English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Stephen Fuller has long been the Chairman of Compton's, one of the largest chain of stores in the United Kingdom. Being unceremoniously dumped from the company, his family has overseen for more than a century, Stephen harbours thoughts of vengeance against his conspirators. Can Stephen come to terms with his dismissal or will he exact his own kind of revenge?
One Night in Bangkok
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: British English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
One of the most bankable film stars of our time, Robert Banner, is flying back over the Asian Rim when his plane is diverted to Bangkok. Noticing a woman in the mould of a 1980's Bo Derek, sitting across the aisle from him, Robert wonders if fate has conspired to make their paths cross. What will be the outcome? A chance meeting will unfold in the short story "One Night in Bangkok".
A Timeless Profession
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: British English. Published: May 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
Can a young boy of eight years old come to terms with the death of his mother? David Harper will, over the next ten years, learn the art of the oldest profession in the world. "A Timeless profession" will take him on a trip no normal youngster will ever come across.
Essence of a Woman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: British English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
One of the world's leading Supermodels has a chance meeting with a Baseball legend. How will it turn out? Find out in Essence of a Woman
The Road to Abaddon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: British English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
“The Road to Abaddon” surrounds one man’s battle to come to terms with the death of his wife and daughter at the hands of a famous cricketer. Based on a true story that shook the sporting world. I'll let you, the reader, decide what that event was?
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Price: Free! Words: 4,140. Language: British English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Paul Sutton and his girlfriend Nicole Simmons attend a 1990's Bon Jovi concert. From then on it's a ride of a lifetime as Endgame blitzes the world of pop. ##It's free to read so why not download it?##
The Great White Ball of Fame
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: British English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Bobby Jones has been on the European Tour for many years continually dodging the loss of his tour card. Finding himself in unfamiliar waters by leading the British Open golf tournament at St Andrews, Bobby contemplates the prospect of holding the Claret Jug and golfing immortality. What will be the outcome of his dalliance with one of the greatest sporting events in the world?
A Fistful of Diamonds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,210. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
I was once told the genre of short story writing is the most difficult to master, and a field that is reserved for literary luminaries such as Jeffrey Archer and Frederick Forsyth. That comment served to light a fire in the distant recesses of my mind. When I hear those kinds of remarks, my hackles rise and I immediately want to prove them wrong. I'll let you decide if A Fistful of Diamonds wins?
Two Kinds of Courage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,430. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
In “Two Kinds of Courage”, Danny Martyn and Leon Pienaar find themselves being brought up in two distinctly, different surroundings. From England, Angola and South Africa, two men weave a story that will keep you completely enthralled.
Ebony & Ivory
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,120. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Two men; one aim: to reach the summit of the cutthroat world of professional golf! South African golfers Duduma Madikezela and Stiaan Stoltz have crossed swords many times since their first meeting at the Sunrise Coast Golf Course, and they meet again in a defining battle on one of the world’s most famous courses.

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