BIO

Chris Rellim was born on June 8 in Northwest Indiana. He wrote some short stories in elementary school and attempted to write his first novel around age ten, but abandoned it due to discouragement. In spite of this, he still enjoyed writing. For a period, he aspired to become a reporter covering high profile news stories.

 

In the summer of 2015, he wrote his first complete novel, The Pact, a story of a man named John Bishop who moves to a new city to start a new life for himself after being released from prison, but things do not turn out as expected for him. He wrote the novel within a eight weeks.

 

In the summer of 2018, Chris decided to write another novel, titled Gypsum. He started it on June 11, 2018 and finished it on July 16, 2018. He went through multiple drafts before finally having the correct structure needed in place. He spent two weeks refining and polishing the manuscript while starting his next novel—a fusion of horror and crime fiction—and submitted the manuscript to Beacon Publishing Group, which was accepted for publication on August 9, 2018. He is humbled by the opportunity to have his novel Gypsum published.

 

He has held a strong interest in the paranormal and supernatural world since childhood. Among his favorite horror/suspense/thriller movies, some include Psycho, The Birds, Halloween series, Nightmare on Elm Street series, Friday the 13th series, and Wishmaster. Some of his favorite television shows he enjoyed includes Tales from the Crypt, The Twilight Zone, and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. He also has a strong interest in reality based paranormal shows, including Ghost Adventures, A Haunting, and My Ghost Story.

 

As a child, he was a voracious reader of both fiction and non-fiction works.  John Steinbeck, J.D. Salinger, and Stephen King are three of his favorite authors. He also enjoyed reading the Encyclopedia Brown series, written by Donald Sobol.

 

He graduated from Indiana University Northwest with a B.S. in mathematics and a minor in chemistry and a master's degree in educational administration from Purdue University Calumet (now Northwest). He is currently a mathematics teacher by day and an aspiring novelist by night.

 

He resides in Northwest Indiana where he was born and raised.