I'm really pleased to announce a few upcoming events, including a bit of a mini tour to celebrate my literary hero, Ian Fleming. Fleming would have been 110 this May and he was a pretty fascinating character.

I'll be chatting about some of the strong male role models who influenced the young Fleming, and and how this helped create the character who remains unsurpassed in modern popular culture - James Bond.

The Fleming events will be at Nowra, Ulladulla and Kiama Library in July and August - details below and in the EVENTS tab of this page.

I'm also running a Writers Workshop during Bundanoon Winterfest on Tuesday 10 July which will be great fun - I love talking to writers about their craft.

Here's details on the Ian Fleming Events:

Join bestselling Action Thriller Author Chris Allen as he looks at James Bond creator Ian Fleming and the strong male role models that influenced the young Fleming, as well as molding who he became and what he created.

Chris will answer questions about Fleming’s upbringing, the stories Fleming read as a boy, and how all these elements combined to create a character who remains unsurpassed in modern popular culture - James Bond.

Allen’s detailed knowledge and enduring interest in Fleming - the man, his life and creative works, makes for a fascinating session for Bond, Fleming and Action lovers alike, where you will be entertained and are bound to learn something new.

“Allen is an ideal speaker at an event – focused, funny and practical.” - Julia Tsalis, Program Manager, NSW Writers Centre


Tuesday 10 July at 9.30am - Writers Workshop Bundanoon Winterfest
Thursday 19 July at 5.30pm - Nowra library for Fleming talk
Monday 30 July at 10.30am - Ulladulla library for Fleming talk
Saturday 11 August at 2.30pm - Kiama library for Fleming talk
Tuesday 30 October at midday - Shellharbour Probus for author/career talk

If you have any questions, just let me know and I'll come back to you!