Christopher McGarry


Chris McGarry has always enjoyed a good story. A passion for writing and storytelling led this Canadian author to pursue a career in journalism. His many accomplishments include working for small town newspapers in Alberta and Prince Edward Island, being the editor of a national magazine (Canadian Firearms Journal) and writing fifteen novels. An adventurous and athletic person, Chris spent sixteen months in China where he worked as an English teacher. He has travelled around China, exploring the jungles of Hainan Island and climbing ancient Mount Tai’shan, in addition to spending time in the Dominican Republic.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I try to write for at least two hours a day. I spend at least an hour researching topics that are included in my stories.
How do you approach cover design?
For my second novel, I enlisted the help of a local graphic artist. I sat down with her and gave specific instructions as to what I wanted the tone of the cover to be: dark, mysterious, somewhat violent, just like the story.
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Summer of Fear
Here is the book trailer for Summer of Fear by Christopher McGarry being released in November 2014.


Clash of Dragons The War For Taiwan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,510. Language: Simple English. Published: April 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
With the protests in Hong Kong put down hard, Beijing now turns its eyes to the island of Taiwan. The boys of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit find themselves on the front lines in this clash of dragons.
When the Guns Were Turned on Us
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,870. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
A horrifying global conflict ravages the planet. The world economy has collapsed, leaving a firestorm of fear and anarchy in its wake. The once free nations of the United States and Canada have been merged into a nightmarish totalitarian North American Empire.
Summer of Fear
Price: Free! Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Antonio Guardini, a hard-edged though tactful New York police detective, devout Catholic and prolife activist, must put his personal beliefs aside as he hunts down a cunning assassin who is murdering abortion doctors.

Christopher McGarry's tag cloud

abortion    action    adventure    ccp    china    crime    detective    epub    guerrilla warfare    japan    kindle    marines    martial law    military    murder    mystery    new world order    new york    politics    religion    suspense    taiwan    thriller    war   

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Smashwords book reviews by Christopher McGarry

  • I Am: Emptiness on June 17, 2015

    Chilling, Unique Read ‘I Am Emptiness’ is one of the most interesting fiction novels I have picked up in quite a long time. The tone of the story is quite unsettling at times and also dark. I enjoyed getting to know the main characters, particularly Robert, Emma and Miriam. The author’s sense of description is impeccable, as is his ability to use the English language. Overall, ‘I Am Emptiness’ is an outstanding book. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. If you have time, pick it up. You won’t be disappointed.