The Twoleg from Chichester
Christopher Joyce in Cape Verde
Christopher Joyce was on holiday in Cape Verde when he had a dream about writing a book about the Creatures of Chichester. The next day he sat around the swimming pool scribbling away and the first ideas came thick and fast.
Before long, he had notes on Button and Stitchley, two inquisitive spiders that live in Marco's menswear shop in North Street; two famous falcons, Pulpit and Crypt that live in the Cathedral and also poor little Streak and his best canine friend, Knuckles who live at M J Penfolds, the butcher's shop not far from the big fire station.
Christopher started work on the first book in the Creatures of Chichester series when he returned home from holiday and The Creatures of Chichester - the one about the stolen dog was released just before Christmas 2012. His second book, The Creatures of Chichester - the one about the mystery blaze was released in the following year followed by The Creatures of Chichester - the one about the curious cloud and the one about the smelly ghosts. The latest book in the series - the one about the edible aliens is available NOW. They can all be purchased from the sales page.
Christopher lives in the centre of Chichester and also runs a garden design business. He's been a teacher, marketing director and even made Venetian Blinds when he was a young Twoleg in Newport, South Wales. He dreams quite a lot and plans to write at least six more books in the Creatures of Chichester series.
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