C. C. Humphreys

About me

Chris (C.C.) Humphreys was born in Toronto and grew up in the United Kingdom. He has acted all over the world and appeared on stages ranging from London’s West End to Hollywood’s Twentieth Century Fox. Humphreys began his writing career as a playwright with plays produced in London, Vancouver and Calgary. Humphreys’ novels include The French Executioner, runner up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers 2002, optioned for the screen. The Jack Absolute Trilogy about the James Bond of the 1770s—Jack Absolute, The Blooding of Jack Absolute and Absolute Honour. Vlad and Shakespeare’s Rebel. Humphreys is also the author of four books for young adults: The Runestone Saga (3 books) and The Hunt of the Unicorn. His books have been translated into more than ten languages. His new novel Plague is out in the UK and Canada in July 2014. Fire, Humphreys’ upcoming novel about the Great Fire of London, will be released in 2015.

From my website

Lessons I learned from The French Executioner – and friends!

Lesson One: A man (and a character) reveals himself slowly. Jean is surrounded by colourful friends and enemies. Haakon, the huge ax-wielding Viking. The Fugger, with his one hand and madness always a reach away. Beck, the girl dressed as … Continue reading →

The Lightning Strike: the idea for my first novel, French Executioner

  I remember exactly what I was doing when the idea for The French Executioner hit me like a bolt of lightning. I was working out. I was living in Vancouver at the time. Making my living as an actor. … Continue reading →

 
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