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Sometime approximately 10 minutes after the birth of the solar system I promised that I was going to put up a link on this site to a forum about little old me that the very lovely Kath (aka Maliris) has been running since, er, approximately 9 minutes after the birth of the solar system. Well, 13.7 billion years later (give or take a month) I finally got round to asking my webmaster to do it. If you look on the front page you will see that the never-updated Q&A section, featuring interviews with me that were conducted back when dinosaurs were just a gleam in the primitive eye-cluster of a cyanobacterium lurking beneath the deep red seas of a nascent Earth (and they really were red back then! Fact! Look it up!), has been obliterated and replaced with a link that will take you to the Crooked Lanes forum. It’s been a bit quiet of late due to lack of new members but don’t let that put you off, I fully expect it to be a swarming hive of activity now that I’ve finally got my arse in gear and linked to it. Swarm, my pretties!

So, if you want to talk among yourselves instead of talking to me, if you’ve got questions about a book, or if you just want to meet other people who are more special than your average reader due to their exquisite taste in fantastical literature, hustle on there. I will stick my face in from time to time whenever I can and bother you.

Get at it!

EDIT: purple seas now red. Thanks Katya 😉


  1. Katya says:

    Oooh! Does that mean that you’ll be haunting the forum too? Or are we all just going to forget about you on here and just talk about each other? 😛 Also, the only beef I have with the whole idea is that the link/name of the forum/whatever is so pale that it doesn’t stand out much from the page behind it. Can you set a dinasaur onto whomever created the image to make it a bit darker?

    Also, I believe that before the seas were blue, they were red. Well, at least the seeweed was. Like, proper red. I’m not saying that your purple theory is wrong, you know, just saying’….

    *sits and haunts the forum instead of trying to edit last year’s NaNoWriMo garbage*

  2. Yeah, when I said deep purple I was envisioning a kind of rich crimson with puce overtones and a dash of blue. Whatever, red, purple, purpley-red, it’s still cool.

    My webmaster just knocked that thing up in five minutes while doing other more important jobs, so be nice 😉

  3. Katya says:

    It was only a suggestion!

    *crawls into a corner and hides under a blanket, shaking from fear*

    And how can anything be more important than the forums? Some people need to get their priorities straight 😛

  4. Haha. I am fierce in defence of my webmaster, who labours for free on my behalf, for only the price of the odd beer now and then.

    Have edited the entry in deference to your superior ability to identify colour. Really, what the hell was I thinking? Purple is closer to blue than red. This is why I should never be allowed to decorate my own flat…

  5. Kath says:

    Awwww! Thank you!! ;w;

    Really red and/or purple? Neat! 😮
    Now I’m googling the internet for articles on prehistoric oceans for more info and get all these creepy deepsea fish instead. Tentative yay…

  6. Katya says:

    Holy bogies! Thanks, Chris, I’m honoured 🙂 Mind you (on a side note), I’m not 100% sure on how reliable the book was, so I wouldn’t place all my (or yours, for that matter) confidence in the statement. But yeah. I think I’ll stop digging my own grave now.

  7. Maddie says:

    HI,I just finished your book Poison,it was one of the best book i ever read and if you are not working on any other books at the moment i was wondering if you could possibly write a sequel to Poison because i would love to find out what happens to Bram, Azalea, Fleet, and Poison
    Thank you

  8. Peter says:

    I hope you still read these,
    but i was on the forum the last few days and nobody seems to be going on, i’ve made the last four posts and nobody else has posted since the 10th feb.
    is there anyway you could get the message out to more people?

  9. Give it a bit of time. Nobody’s been on it for a while, it’ll take a bit till the older residents notice there’s action and the new lurkers dare to post…

  10. Peter says:

    nice theory

  11. Peter says:

    oh chris, one more thing.

    please go to the forum, go to havoc section, and go into the thread i made called flaws (not that your a flawed writer not saying that at all)

    look at the top post that i made about grizzle mill, username is peterod1998

  12. Gavin says:

    hey chris! Sorry I couldnt find my other post so I dont know if you responded. Anywayz, im wondering if and or when you are going to make a new malice book?

  13. Hey Gavin,

    It’s not looking likely at the moment. I’ll let everyone know if I’m planning to, but it won’t be for a while. Too much other stuff on…

  14. Gavin~thanks Chris!!!!!!!! Thats unfortunate tho
    Simi~gavin reccomended me your books, they are AWSOM!!!!!!!!!

  15. Gavin says:

    Hey it changed the name and made it sound all weird

  16. Chris Hart says:

    Hi Chris Ive just read Poison its truly the best book I have ever read. Where did the idea come from and influences come form? Where can I read more about these other realms? I cant help but think they really happened am I going nuts? Thanks CJ

  17. Gavin says:

    hey Chris do u have any info on the movie Im so exited!

  18. Sorry, no news on that front. Nothing happening right now.

  19. aqmal says:

    hey Chris when is the second volume of “Pandemonium” released?

  20. No news on that front either I’m afraid. I’m ready to do it as soon as Scholastic give me the okay, but it’s a big expensive project for them to produce a graphic novel, so I’m waiting on them to decide if they want to do another…

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  22. Muneer_x says:

    Am I the only person who has posted on here for the last 3 years?

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