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Chris Howard

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I'm the author of ROOTLESS (Scholastic), as well as the follow-up THE RIFT, and the final book of this "Mad Max meets Lord of the Rings" tree-logy, THE RECKONING... Also the author of the rad new sci-fi thriller NIGHT SPEED. I live in Denver, but grew up not far from London. I studied natural resources in college, then spent eight years leading wilderness adventure trips for high school students. I like to write more than anything else I've ever done, though reading is right up there, too.
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Chris Howard Hi Lara. Thanks for your question - and for your kind words! So glad you enjoyed the first two books of the ROOTLESS trilogy, and I have good news...…moreHi Lara. Thanks for your question - and for your kind words! So glad you enjoyed the first two books of the ROOTLESS trilogy, and I have good news... the third and final book, THE RECKONING, will be out pretty soon! Before the end of March, I hope. I believe any fan of the series will find this a truly epic conclusion to Banyan's adventure. It does not pull any punches. And I hope you enjoy it :)(less)
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“Because even when there is no hope, somehow you can still find a place to pin inside the things that you need.”
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Chris Howard Thanks for the request :) Hope you enjoy ROOTLESS when you read it. Happy Sunday!
Angela wrote: "Thank you for adding me! I got your book on my to-read list!"


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Angela Thank you for adding me! I got your book on my to-read list!


message 11: by Chris (last edited Sep 29, 2012 01:35PM)

Chris Howard Right on! Thanks for letting me know... hope you enjoy the book, mate!
Cameron wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm planning on Pre-ordering Rootless from Amazon. Can't wait to read it."


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Hibido Thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm planning on Pre-ordering Rootless from Amazon. Can't wait to read it.


message 9: by Chris

Chris Howard Hey! That's awesome... so glad you read it, and enjoyed it! I saw we had a bunch of books in common, some that don't pop up on a lot of people's. Good luck with college. You gotta devour it back to stay even.

Anila wrote: "Oh wow, thank you for the friend request! I read a galley of Rootless about two months ago and really enjoyed it; haven't reviewed it yet because college is devouring my life, but yeah. Great wor..."


Kogiopsis Oh wow, thank you for the friend request! I read a galley of Rootless about two months ago and really enjoyed it; haven't reviewed it yet because college is devouring my life, but yeah. Great work, fantastically evocative setting and awesome plot twists.


message 7: by Chris

Chris Howard check out the cover reveal for ROOTLESS... exclusively here:

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message 6: by Chris

Chris Howard Great! Thanks for letting me know. Can't wait to hear what you think!

carole wrote: "Can't wait to read Rootless!! It sounds great! Just saw it on Netgalley and requested it!

Best Wishes!"



carole Can't wait to read Rootless!! It sounds great! Just saw it on Netgalley and requested it!

Best Wishes!


message 4: by Chris

Chris Howard nice to see you, too! :) how you been?? hope all's well, mate.

Elana wrote: "Hey darlin!!! Awesome to see you on here! I wish more of my friends did things like this :)"


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Elana Hey darlin!!! Awesome to see you on here! I wish more of my friends did things like this :)


message 2: by Chris

Chris Howard hey Kristen! nice to connect with you and hope you're having a great holiday season! CHEERS!
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Kristen wrote: "Thanks for the add Chris! Can't wait to hear more about your upcoming novel. :)"


Kristen Thanks for the add Chris! Can't wait to hear more about your upcoming novel. :)


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