In Chris's introductory e-mail he explained, "If you are fortunate to live long enough, you could have had a hatful of life-changing experiences. Now in my dotage, (my ninth decade!) that is certainly the case for me."
So, a huge thank you to Chris Calder for sharing his story HOW BEATING CANCER MADE ME A NOVELIST. You can read it by clicking here.
Following a lifetime making a living by exploiting his two engineering patents, Chris retired with his long-suffering wife to live in France. Now, after ten happy years there, he is back in England.
He came late to writing novels, penning his first whilst incarcerated in a French hospital after cancer surgery. At the time he spoke little French. Unable to communicate effectively with the staff, he spent his time fleshing out his first novel. Four more have followed; light thrillers leavened with humour.
Chris knows that readers of fiction expect to be diverted and entertained. He loves feedback and believes passionately that taking on board readers’ views improves what he does.
Now in his cheerful dotage, he is no longer retired; he says that he has simply changed professions.
You can find him at: https//www.chriscalder.com.