Christopher Wright


Born and raised in Bradford, Yorkshire, Christopher Wright began researching his family history while still at school fifty years ago. After a university degree in French and professional qualifications in banking and education, he enjoyed a varied career in business and finance, including over a decade as a lecturer in further education, before writing his maternal family history. Christopher is married with three children and two grandchildren and now lives in Buckinghamshire.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've been interested in my family history for over 50 years now, adding new information to my tree and accumulating all sorts of interesting biographical details on my ancestors and relations. With two young grandchildren, I began to think about how to leave a coherent record for them to appreciate when they are older. Then I realised that there are lots of other researchers and relations who would love to have a readable account of our shared history. Why stop there? Why not make the family history available to a wider readership too?
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords allows me to share my research with as many as are interested, as efficiently and effectively as possible, and allows my readers to access my work in a way that is convenient to them. Sharing with interested people is success in itself if they enjoy my work.
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Where to find Christopher Wright online


Lancasters of Pateley Bridge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,580. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This history of the descendants of John Lancaster and Jane King of Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, from about 1800 to 1950, is rich in biographical detail from genealogical archives and contemporaneous accounts, and illustrated with photographs of people, places and family artifacts. Their stories provide an interesting insight into the period, particularly war, social change and migration.