Welcome to the author Chris Calder's website
Hello, I’m Chris Calder. Thanks for dropping by; good to see you here!
Now, you wouldn’t buy a car without testing it, would you? Or bite into a pie without knowing what's inside? Of course not! Best to try it first! Here are short extracts from my books; each a ‘taster’ of the story and a sample of my style. The Read More buttons take you there.
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Twin mixed-race boys born in India are separated at birth
Growing Apart is about twin boys born in 1937 in India, of a clandestine relationship between an English civil servant and a vivacious Anglo-Indian woman. She dies in childbirth. One boy is adopted and raised in India. The other is taken by his natural father to England, where he enjoys a privileged middle-class English upbringing. The story builds to a climax when the twins finally meet in a scene where the life of one is in imminent danger.
A pacey revenge thriller that twists and turns all the way through.
A British politician becomes an ISIS target.
A priest suffers the torture of conflict between his duty and his ingrained beliefs.
Chris is an author who discovered the delicious agony (his words) of novel writing late in life.
He’s not retired, he has simply changed professions and is now a full-time novelist.
Did you know?
There are human remains on the moon. The scientist who never got to the moon with NASA was Eugene Shoemaker, who tragically died in a car crash. But some of his remains, in the form of ashes, were taken to the moon on July 31st, 1999, on NASA's Luna 1 craft. They deliberately crashed it onto the surface, to honour Shoemaker.
Guinness is Good For You So, we had decided it was time to get a new dog. Well, not actually new, more rescue. Our beloved Staffie and her ‘sister’, an elderly English bull terrier, both left us in 2019. We started with the internet of course, always the first port of call for anything these days, and there were thousands…[ Read More... ]
Hello, My name is Laura Lawrie. I am married, with two grown-up daughters. I retired five years ago at the age of fifty-seven, having worked for the Local Authority for twenty years as a Senior Practitioner Social Worker. I had always envisaged working until age sixty but when the opportunity to retire early arose, I did not hesitate. It was…[ Read More... ]
In the UK, as in most of Europe, trust in politicians and the political system is steadily declining year after year. Political apathy among all age groups is high and protests are getting louder, more frequent and more violent. In the UK, many feel that they are not getting a fair deal and social mobility has stalled. The consequence of…[ Read More... ]