Hello, reader. I have been a writer all my life but came to novel writing relatively late. In fact it happened almost by accident. My near-idyllic lifestyle in rural France where I lived at the time, was under threat when I was diagnosed with a nasty disease. But it was dealt with rapidly and is now, thankfully, no more.
During my period of incarceration in hospital I conceived my first novel, a thriller called PAYBACK. It was based loosely on some of the more interesting and arguably bizarre incidents that occurred during the time I was the owner of a small engineering business. To my utter astonishment, the book was well received. Three more novels followed, the latest being KISMET, about an English politician who falls foul of ISIS.
I loved France but after a wonderful spell of ten years there, I've returned to England to be closer to my family in my final years. I shall continue to enjoy writing as long as the bits above my neck still function. I love to hear from readers and always respond personally. You can find me at www.chriscalder.com.