Posted on 06/28/2018 at 08:36 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Dear authors: Like we’ve said before, the blurb is key for selling your book, but your author bio is also worth spending some time on.

After all, the content of author Chris Sanders’s bio caught our attention for a Q&A request!

Sanders, in addition to writing thrillers and horror novels, has worked as a screenwriter, an actor, an English teacher in South Korea, and a stock trader in the Philippines.

Sanders took some time to tell us about his past accomplishments and what lies ahead for him.

SADYE: You’ve lived such an adventurous life and career — is it possible to pick something that was the most rewarding?

CHRIS: I was in Thailand when the tsunami hit back in 2004.

We helped a lot of people reconnect with their friends and family during that period. This was my most rewarding experience so far. 

SADYE: Did having screenwriting connections land you your acting roles or vice versa? 

CHRIS: One of the assistant directors on the James Bond movie Skyfall purchased a copy of The Thief's Son via LinkedIn. His name is Wei Wei Si. 

We became friends, and one day he asked me to collaborate on a screenplay about the British wartime spy Robert Van Gulik. We're still working on it. 

Wei Wei introduced me to a lot of producers and casting directors. My first experience on set was shooting the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. I played a factory worker. 

It was just a minor role, but I got to rub shoulders with Johnny Depp and Eddie Redmayne. I guess I talked my way into the industry from that point!

My first feature is due out next year. It's a thriller called Agent Kelly. I play twin assassins. I can't wait for its release! 

SADYE: What made you decide you wanted to write fiction?

CHRIS: I've always wanted to be an author. 

I remember reading The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I was eight years old. I knew then I wanted to write fiction. 

SADYE: What’s the most exciting part about acting in a movie? 

CHRIS: Everything is exciting when you're playing a bad guy in a movie!

SADYE: What’s up next for you?

CHRIS: I will turn The Thief's Son into a movie one day. That's a big ambition of mine. 

I already have the screenplay and investment package finished. Watch this space! 

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