Charles Christian is a barrister and Reuters correspondent turned writer, editor, podcaster, award-winning tech journalist and sometime werewolf hunter now a chronicler of weird tales in weird times. The Urban Fantasist website is home to his tales of geek stuff, folklore, and the weird – as well as anything else that intrigues him. His best known book is Writing Genre Fiction – Creating Imaginary Worlds: The 12 Rules. He also writes and presents the weekly Weird Tales Radio Show and, yes a UK national newspaper really did commission him to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full Moon – in Hull. Spoiler alert: he didn’t find one. (And it didn’t find him!)
His next book (due out later this year) is Haunted Landscapes: The Folklore, Ghosts & Legends of the Waveney Valley and he has just been commissioned by an American publisher to write a biographical dictionary of witches and sorcerers. He is also a freelance editor about to compile a new poetry anthology for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association. He has been a board member of The Poetry Trust, who used to run the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, he was the founding editor of the Ink Sweat & Tears webzine, sat on the Society of Authors Poetry & Spoken Word Group committee, served as a judge for Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction Literature Award, and in a previous existence chaired and delivered keynotes at international technology conferences in the UK, US, Europe and Australia.
You can find him living in a barn conversion in the Waveney Valley village of Denton but it’s quicker to contact him online: