Christopher has taught in infants and primary classes (elementary in USA) at schools across New South Wales as well as Education officer at Taronga Zoo in Sydney (working with both human and non-human animals). He has worked as a bookseller and at Purdue University (USA) developing science based educational CD-ROMs.
Chris now has the best job in the world. He is a full time children's author writing fiction (including historical fiction), picture books and non-fiction titles. This year his publications include the picture book "Sounds Spooky".
He presents talks and workshops at festivals, universities and schools in Australia and Internationally and this year at conferences in Singapore, New Delhi and at the SCBWI Summer Conference.
Christopher holds a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature, was awarded the Lady Cutler Award for Services to Children's Literature, and is on the Advisory board and writes for the online journal First Opinions, Second Reactions about Children’s and Adolescent literature (http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/fosr/).
He lives with his wife in Sydney, Australia, (who is a primary school librarian - a perfect match) and enjoys cooking, travelling and catching up with friends. He deosn't have any pets, except for the visiting cockatoos, lorrikjeets (and cockroaches)
He has been Co-Regional Advisor for Australia and New Zealand since 2004 and is on the International Advisory board for the SCBWI.
Member since 1999
Region: Australia East/New Zealand
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