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Chris Wooding

Biography

Chris Wooding

Chris Wooding grew up in a small town in Leicestershire, where not much of anything happened. So he started to write novels. He was sixteen when he completed his first. He had an agent by eighteen. By nineteen he had signed his first book deal. When he left university he began to write full-time, and he has been doing it professionally all his adult life.
 
Now thirty-two, Chris has written sixteen books, which have been translated into twenty languages, won various awards and been published around the world. He writes for film and television, and has several projects in development.
 
Chris has travelled extensively round the world, having backpacked all over Europe and North America, Scandinavia, South East Asia, Japan and South Africa. He also lived in Madrid for a time. When he wasn’t travelling on his own, he spent his twenties touring with bands and seeing the UK and Europe from the back of a van.
 
He also learned not so long ago that his family tree can be traced back to John Milton, author of Paradise Lost, which has no bearing on him whatsoever but it’s kind of interesting anyway.
 
Chris lives in London.

Chris Wooding

Books by Chris Wooding

by Chris Wooding - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 14+
Cassica and Shiara are best friends. They couldn't be more different, but their differences work to their advantage --- especially when they're drag racing. Cassica is fearless and determined, making her the perfect driver for daring, photo-finish victories. Shiara is intelligent and creative, able to build cars out of scrap and formulate daring strategies from the passenger's seat. Now they've set their sights on the Widowmaker --- the biggest, most anticipated and most dangerous race of the year. The winners get a pass to a life of luxury and fame. 
by Chris Wooding - Young Adult 12+
Paul is the new kid at Mortingham Boarding Academy, and he has a dark secret. Caitlyn admires Paul from afar and resents that he only has eyes for Erika. Erika thinks that she and Caitlyn are best friends, but she's wrong. Adam is a bully with a major chip on his shoulder. Mark is outgrowing his old friends but doesn't know how to make new ones. In a few short hours, none of this will matter. Without warning, a horrifying infection will spread across the school grounds, and a group of students with little in common will find themselves barricaded in a classroom, fighting for their lives. Some will live. Some will die. And then it will get even worse.
written by Chris Wooding illustrated by Dan Chernett - Graphic Novel, Thriller

Luke, Seth and Kady have heard all the stories about Malice --- a secret comic about a strange, awful world full of tricks and traps, and overseen by a sinister master of ceremonies, Tall Jake. But if rumors are to be believed, the children in this comic are real…
 
Luke is the first to fall into this trap --- and Seth and Kady are the next to follow. They have left our world and entered the sinister comic book. The question is, can they make it out alive?