Chris Mandeville writes science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories, as well as nonfiction books for writers. She's the author of five published works.
After growing up in California and graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Chris married a U.S. Air Force officer and moved from state to state, as well as to British Columbia, before settling in Colorado. She now lives in the woods of the Rocky Mountains with her family and her service dog, Finn.
Chris loves coffee, puppies, action movies, mystery novels, hockey, Firefly, and Top Chef. She enjoys exploring new places, and has traveled throughout Europe and the United States, as well as visited Canada, Mexico, Iceland, and Brazil. When at home, she likes to cook, and usually has a cooking show liked Choppedor a re-run of Castlekeeping her company in the kitchen. She loves to take evening walks in the woods with her husband of more than thirty years, and they regularly hang out together in their home theater binge-watching TV series like The Expanse and Carnival Row.
When Chris isn't writing, she loves interacting with other writers and readers at conferences, cons, and other events. For more information about Chris teaching a workshop or giving a presentation at your school, book club, or event, click here. And to find out where you might spot her in the wild, check here for a schedule of upcoming appearances.
Finn with Parker and Hayden from Parker Hayden Media