This month marks 10th anniversary since my appointment as Sheriff of New South Wales.
I look back with great pride on my almost 5 years as Sheriff. There's an incredible history behind the role, dating back to the Charter of Justice signed by the King back in 1823. I've included some pictures here of a number of my predecessors in the role.
I will always be incredibly grateful that I was given the privilege of serving the state as Sheriff. Read More
One of my favourite days of the year is Anzac Day - it’s a time to remember, it’s a time to pause and say thank you to our servicemen and women, and it’s a time to catch up with great mates, people who truly “get” who you are at your core. This pic is from an Anzac Day March ten years ago with my great GREAT mate Barry. Where will you be this Anzac Day? Read More
Well, my first novella and RANGER, number 4.5 in the Alex Morgan Intrepid series is well and truly out, and it's cranking through the charts on Amazon, iTunes and the like.
It's a thrill to see the story being so well received by reviewers too.
Close beneath the surface of this story is a serious issue, one of homelessness in our returned veterans. Read More
Now that RANGER is on pre-sale (check it out here) we took five minutes to quiz bestselling author Chris Allen on how he likes the high-octane cover design.
Do you like the cover design for RANGER?
I absolutely love the cover for my latest Alex Morgan adventure, right down to the vibrant, jungle green of the new title. Read More
THIS guy will be putting me through my paces at the author event on the evening of Thursday 24 February.
He's the fella who inspired the character Dave Sutherland, so there will be opportunity to grill Dave over his background and get his thoughts about his Intrepid namesake too... Read More
January 26 is Australia Day, and I had the most low-key day imaginable, complete with naps, swims in the pool, and dreaming up the new Alex Morgan adventure (hint: it's going to be a kick-ass page turner).
But I did come across this picture with my good mate, Tim from Tim Anger Photography, taken a handful of years ago when my self-published book (Defender of the faith) was hot off the press. I handed a signed copy to Tim at an equestrian event just outside of Canberra.
Of course, we couldn't resist capturing the moment, as the irony of the signage was not lost on us.
After all, I've never taken myself too seriously.
Happy 'Straya Day. Read More
What a great Christmas surprise to see this news story televised on ABC TV around Australia - highlighting Chris's publishing journey to date and growing momentum.
"If you're reading a book this Summer, chances the author faced an uphill battle getting published... But technology is shifting that power back towards authors, and publishers are taking note.
"James Bond and the books of Ian Fleming got Chris Allen hooked on adventure. He began a paratrooper, serving in Australia and overseas. Using his life on the edge, and the characters he met as inspiration, he wrote a book about an Australian action hero." - ABC TV Read More