Chris (C.C.) Humphreys was born in Toronto, lived till he was seven in Los Angeles, then grew up in the UK. All four grandparents were actors, and since his father was an actor as well, it was inevitable he would follow the bloodline.
Chris has performed on stages from London's West End to Hollywood. Bizarrely, he was also the voice of Salem the cat in Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
A playwright, fight choreographer and novelist, he has written eleven adult novels including The French Executioner, runner up for the CWA Steel Dagger for thrillers; The Jack Absolute Trilogy; A Place Called Armageddon; Shakespeare's Rebel and the international bestseller, Vlad - The Last Confession.
He also writes for young adults, with a trilogy called The Runestone Saga and The Hunt of the Unicorn. The sequel, The Hunt of the Dragon, was published Fall 2016.
His recent novel Plague won Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel in 2015. The sequel, Fire is a thriller set during the Great Fire, published summer 2016. Both novels spent five weeks in the top ten on 2016's Globe, Mail and Toronto Star bestseller lists.
His novel is Chasing the Wind about 1930's aviatrix - and thief! - Roxy Loewen, was published published in June 2018.