Chris was first published as a novelist for adults before being seduced by the murky world of television. Since then he has written more than eighty hours of TV drama and documentaries including Soldier Soldier, Casualty, Hornblower and many episodes of The Bill, one of which won a BAFTA in 2009.
Chris's first novel in a series for young adults, Street Duty: Knock-Down was published by Usborne in 2012. The second book in the series, The Killing Street will be published in June 2013.
Chris is married and lives in Dorset with his wife and son.