In No More Fences, published on 19th October in The Word, Canberra & Queanbeyan's community on-line magazine in Australia, Chris discussed advancements in digital technology which are makiing the world noticably smaller.
October 20th 2011
Today, this website has been on-line for exactly one year. Chris would like to thank all the newspaper and magazine editors who have given space to his endeavours, and especially the thousands of people who have visited this website, and who Chris hopes found enough of interest to encourage them to return
On 18th October a piece where Chris talked about video trailers for books was published in Australia's News In Brisbane
NEW YORK STATE Hockey On-Line ran the NO MORE FENCES statement by Chris on their website which you can find HERE
On Saturday 8th October Chris was a guest on Nick Murray's Show At Your Leisure between 3pm - 5 pm. on Teesside's SouthSide Radio. As well as talking about his books, Chris was even asked to select five of his favourite tunes for the programme. If you want to hear what they were, you can listen to a podcast HERE
3rd August 2011
Publication of Scarborough Fair was announced under the headline BOSON BOOK RELEASE in the on-line version of the Whitby Gazette. You can read it HERE
"No more fences," is a line familiar to many Texas readers, and The Gilmer Mirror ran it as a headline to a piece heralding the use of video trailers for Chris's westerns. Click HERE
December 2nd 2011
The USA's Oregon Herald on-line ran a feature on Chris. See the full piece HERE
November 25th 2011
Indiavision referred to Chris as a "Tata Western Author" because at one time he worked for Tata, the giant Indian steelmaker in the UK, informing their readers book trailers could now be accessed on YouTube.
You've heard of the song Rock Island Line? A Mighty fine road, it's the road to ride? Well Rock Island is on the border of Iowa & Illinois and is served by the River Cities Reader which ran Chris's comments this month about the internet tearing down the fences of communication. See it HERE
The Bitingduck Press have announced they are merging with Boson publishers, but hope to continue expanding and developing the Boson imprint. We wish Jay Nadeau and all the team at Bitingduck the best, without forgetting Nancy and David McAllister at CM Online who have worked so diligently establishing Boson since 1994.
Biting Duck Press are introducing a new retailers’ “partners” scheme. If you own a business, you can display cards showing book jackets which customers can scan either in-store or later to order ebooks from the publisher. The scan will also include the merchant’s personal code which will generate a percentage from the sale. The full press release can be read HERE which includes contacts.
Just surfaced in the Spanish language newspaper, Chris's remarks on the market for ebooks being world-wide.
Biting Duck Press announces the opening of on-line bookstore section on the Biting Duck / Boson website. You can reach it by clicking HERE or use the link button below their logo on the left hand side of the home page.
Due to improvements in software, and the necessity of being able to access websites on the move via mobile phones and tablets etc., we have to migrate to a newer format. This means we have call in the builders because the pages will get knocked about a bit in transit. We shall try and minimise the disruption but if you encounter pages that seem a bit, er, all over the place, then please come back a bit later and hopefully they'll be sorted! Thank you for your patience
Yes, they're here... and like all builders they've got big muddy feet... and they're trampling everything underfoot. We're trying our best to put it right, so please bear with us. Techies have been contacted & recruited and have joined the slave task force all toiling to try and sort out this mess... And when we're back on our feet again, we're hoping to have some amazing news for you. Right now, shhhh, it's a secret....
For the last... well, since February last year I've been working on a book about Redcar Jazz Club, culturally a very important venue in the North east of England, whose golden years coincided with that explosively innovative golden decade of the 60s.
While we put an astronaut on the moon who took a small step for man, but a huge step for mankind, down here we were taking a few steps of our own... Everything in England's youth culture underwent a comprehensive overhaul as teenagers fought, screamed and danced their way out of the drab post-war years. Clothes, music, haircuts, entertainment venues, films... and most of all, attitudes.
Sept 2015 BACKSTAGE PASS : REDCAR JAZZ CLUB
I keep getting asked what the cover's going to look like on the new book when it's published. Instead of explaining, thought I'd give you a sneak preview. So, here 'tis for your delight. If you want to know some more, then click on the TELL ME MORE button below the book cover.
Chris appeared on the John Foster Show on BBC TEES with collaborator and photographer Dennis Weller to discuss their new book BACKSTAGE PASS : REDCAR JAZZ CLUB which features photographs by Dennis and Graham Lowe. Marketing manager Mick York joined them on air. Thanks John for making us welcome. You can hear it HERE
Chris pictured here with John Foster in the studio.
Picture by Dennis Weller
Current Promotional schedule for
BACKSTAGE PASS REDCAR JAZZ CLUB has been announced.
BOOK LAUNCH will be:
Saturday 31st October. KIRKLEATHAM MUSEUM, Redcar - 11a.m and 3 p.m.
Followed by book signings :
Sat 14 Nov GUISBOROUGH BOOKSHOP, Chaloner St 11 - 3 pm
Sat 21 Nov CLOCK GALLERY, Redcar 11 - 3 pm
Sat 28 Nov BOOK CORNER, Saltburn 11 - 2 pm
Sat 5 Dec Preston Hall Music memorabilia Fair
Chris, and his collaborators Dennis Weller & Graham Lowe, both photographers, were featured in a double page spread (pages 76-77) in the northern UK Cleveland & Teesside area magazine Now & Then this month. The article titled Seems Like Yesterday told the story behind their new book about the legendary Redcar Jazz Club which featured world class acts during the golden era of the 1960s.
left to right : Dennis Weller, Mick York, Graham Lowe & Chris
picture by Dennis Weller
26th October 2015
Chris, along with photographers Graham Lowe and Dennis Weller were guests on a special two hour show hosted by Simon Bolton & Nick Murray to talk about their forthcoming book Backstage Pass : Redcar Jazz Club. Along with the chat Simon & Nick played music from the 60s and a couple of rare demo & rehearsal tracks by local bands who performed at the Jazz Club. You can hear it HERE
photo - Dennis Weller
Chris, Graham Lowe & Dennis Weller would like to thank all who played their part behind the scenes at the book launch on Saturday 31st October at Kirkleatham Museum. Most of all we'd like to thank those who took the trouble to come and see us and buy the book. It went better than we could have ever hoped.
Dennis Graham Chris
photo - Helena Lowe
above left : Alan Fearnley of Rivers Invitation & The Crawdaddies, Dennis Weller holding a shot he took of John McCoy (right) blowing harp with Long John Baldry's Hoochie Coochie Men.
centre left to right : photographers Dennis Weller & Graham Lowe, with Chris standing with John Sharpe
right: Chris with Terry Fabb from Pinner who bought the very first copy of the book when it went on sale. all pix by Mick York
The new book Backstage Pass : Redcar Jazz Club was featured in Middlesbrough's Gazette. To see the article, CLICK HERE
1st August 2011
Saltburn-by-the-Sea Blogspot continued to support local author Chris, announcing Scarborough Fair's worldwide release on ebook. Read the full news item HERE
30th July 2011
As part of the Tainted Archive's Wild West eMonday, Chris's Double Mountain Crossing was given the accolade of being #4 in the Magnificent Seven ebook choice.
29th July 2011
Saltburn-by-the-Sea's monthly magazine again gave generous coverage to Chris's latest release, Scarborough Fair. The on-line version of the magazine can be accessed via the same link as the Saltburn Blogspot. Click HERE
21st July 2011
David Hayes of Astrodene's Historic Naval Fiction conducted a comprehensive interview with Chris, which can be read HERE
Yorkshire Author Spins Salty Yarn of Fighting Ships proclaimed Doncaster's the Villager website to welcome Boson Books' publication of Scarborough Fair in ebook format.
16th July 2011
A review has been posted by David Hayes on the prestigious Historic Naval Fiction website. You can read the full review by clicking HERE
Texas' Gilmore Mirror published a piece to coincide with the release of Scarborough Fair in the USA under the headline When America Needed a Hero, John Paul Jones Stood Up. Read it HERE
Chris was featured in Spain's popular news bulletin, EuroWeekly, under the title : Author Says Almeria A Great Inspiration. There was also an article about Chris in the May issue of the Costa Del Sol's Resident Plus magazine.
At last ! Chris' fictional account of the John Paul Jones story, set during the American War of Independence, has been reissued in ebook by the USA's Boson Books. The explosive climax is at the battle of Flamborough Head, where John Paul Jones became a legend. Go to the Maritime page to read reviews, including one from best selling author Clive Cussler, then click on the book cover to read a sample.
We are pleased to announce that Boson books have now re-released The Copper City and also Desperadoes from Chris' western series - in ebook format. See panel on the left for links to retailers & see Westerns page for how to read a free sample or visit Boson Books website for further links
Chris was a phone guest on Gordon Swindlehurst's show on Good Friday afternoon in a lively general discussion about books, writing and publishers and also the coming of the digital age.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea posted the Boson Books Blasts Both Barrels press release on the Blogspot, giving support to the local author.
Saltburn's local magazine also ran the story of Chris's next two ebook releases, Desperadoes and The Copper City, available from Amazon and other leading on-line retailers.
Yorkshire Author Blasts Both Barrels said the Villager on the ebook release of The Copper City and Desperadoes, the final two books of Chris's five book western series.
You can now hear Chris with Graham, Dennis & Mick York, the RJC Media Marketing Manager on the radio. BBC Tees & Zetland FM have given permission for RJC Media to use permanent links to their shows. You can find them by CLICKING HERE
Thanks to the staff of Guisborough Bookshop for their hospitality during our book signing.
Chris, pictured left with Malcolm 'Buck' Buckton, bass player of Government, who helped with the research and called in to buy a couple of copies !
If the reproduction here is poor on your chosen device, you can CLICK HERE then go to page 34 to read the article.