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Christopher Stires lives in Riverside CA. He grew up mostly in Orange County CA with side trips to El Paso and Richardson TX; went to school at Santiago High School in Garden Grove CA, Santa Ana College, Orange Coast College, and Cal State Fullerton. His resume includes fast-food cashier, hotel front desk, RV park store buyer, auto claims representative, and restaurant manager (four times).


He has six published novels with two more that will be released in 2020; over 70 short stories and articles appearing in publications in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Currently he is a regular guest on the Plotpoints Podcast about movies and scriptwriting with host screenwriter Mark Sevi.

My favorite authors:


Elizabeth K. Burton

William Goldman

Wendy Hornsby

Stephen King

Louis L’Amour

Elmore Leonard

Monica McCarty

Larry McMurtry

Raymond Obstfeld

Karen Robards


And some rising stars:


Linda Andrews         Connie Bailey

Michael DiCerto        Nicole Evelina          

Pol McShane            Christine Norris        

Gloria Oliver             Ramie Wolf

Special thanks to artist Tamian Wood who created three of my book covers.