Christopher Hopper is an author, known for his bestselling military sci-fi series Ruins of the Galaxy and Ruins of the Earth. His other award-winning series include Resonant Sun, The Sky Riders, The White Lion Chronicles, and The Berinfell Prophecies.
Christopher lives with his wife and four children in the 1000 Islands of northern New York. He loves flying FPV race wings and RC planes, performing music with his wife, and traveling to distant lands--physical and fictional.
He's had breakfast with Winnie Mandella, canoed with dolphins in Southern California, kite-surfed in Hawaii, scuba-dived on 19th-century shipwrecks in the 1000 Islands, sailed a yacht in St. Martin, posed with white rhinos in the wilds of South Africa, spoken on national television in Mexico City, performed a concert on a Dutch beach, and climbed the Great Wall of China.
I was born to write.
It just took me a long time to realize it.
My report card categorized me as a slow reader in elementary school. But I didn't let the label keep me from creative writing. In fact, I excelled at it all the way through high school despite my frustrations with reading.
The desire to write continued to grow until, in my mid-twenties, I decided to write my first novel, Rise of the Dibor, despite my lack of a college education. The book was my first attempt at high fantasy—one that started me down the long road of becoming a full-time author.
I went on to write and co-write six more novels over the next fourteen years, which included The Lion Vrie, Athera's Dawn, all three installments of The Berinfell Prophecies, and my first steampunk entry The Sky Riders.
Despite all these books and the combination of both traditional and self-publishing, writing remained a side gig—one which I was proud of despite its inability to support me full-time.
By the fall of 2018, however, the winds of change stirred.
My wife, Jenny, had long encouraged me to pursue writing as a career. She was able to see what I could not, and I'm forever grateful for her keen insight and persistence in urging me toward the desire of my heart. Her strength, along with a midlife crisis, where the catalysts which would reshape my future.
By January 2019, I made the decision to leap into the unknown and pursue the elusive dream of writing for a living.
The drive to succeed helped me write three novels in six months, all while working a full-time job. Those books became the start of the Ruins of the Galaxy series, published with the USA Today bestselling author J.N. Chaney.
Today, I have almost two million words published across nineteen novels, several of which are Amazon-certified bestsellers and have reached #1 in their respective genres.
Along with my fiction, I am completing my Master’s degree and looking forward to publishing my first non-fiction works in 2021.
When I’m not writing, I’m spending time with my wife and four children around our home in northern New York State.
See you in the galaxy,