Chris Kemp

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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Technical Writer
Location Pacific Grove, California, United States
Introduction I'm a writer. That's all I do. My day job is as a technical writer. My side job is as a marketing communications writer. My hobby is writing weird fiction and involvement with the esteemed Fiction Writers of the Monterey Peninsula. I wanted to be a writer when I grew up and I am. I have made a living at it exclusively for two decades. I don't often get tired of it, but when I do I'm not above veging out before the TV or DVD player for hours. I often listen to progressive rock when I write. I listen to all kinds of music but I'm kind of obsessed with prog and try to fold it into my stories when I can. That's hard to do!
Interests Reading and Writing Weird (and other) Fiction, Fiction Writers of the Monterey Peninsula, Running, Progressive Rock, Playing Percussion, Pop Culture in General, Linda (my wife!), Dearna (my daughter), Vita (my other daughter), Bethanny (my granddaughter)
Favorite Movies King Kong (1933), The Lost World (1925), Jurassic Park, Seven, Groundhog Day, Fritz Lang's Metropolis, Pre-Hayes Code Talkies
Favorite Music Genesis, Gentle Giant, Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, Echolyn, Glass Hammer, PFM, Maxophone, IQ
Favorite Books H.P. Lovecraft, T.E.D. Klein, Andrew Vachss, Thomas Ligotti, Joyce Carol Oates, Dan Simmons, Richard Laymon, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby