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.
Read more of this interview.


Summer of Fear
Here is the book trailer for Summer of Fear by Christopher McGarry being released in November 2014.


The Triad Connection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,340. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery
It’s another unbearably hot and humid Houston summer. Gang violence is at an all-time high with Mexican drug cartels and Chinese triad organizations killing each other at alarming rates in a brutal war for supremacy of the city’s criminal underground.

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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.