Author Archives: Chris Tomlinson

About Chris Tomlinson

Skier, motor-biker, sailor, drinker, twitcher, runner, cricket lover and electrician. Ski Club of GB Leader, BASI Instructor, author (Skiing With Demons series) and amateur Land Rover mechanic.

Boyfriend Skiing – Another Ring of Truth

In order to atone for my controversial, Girlfriend Skiing, chapter – I thought I’d add this supplementary blog. I was tempted to simply replace the word ‘girl’ with ‘boy’ and repost the chapter – but where would be the fun … Continue reading

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The Swiss Wall & The Chairlift of Shame

Excerpt from ‘Skiing With Demons’  chapter 3. Nothing particularly frightening has ever come out of Switzerland. Graham Greene famously wrote:‘500 years of democracy and peace, and what did they [the Swiss] produce – the cuckoo clock!’ Given that nothing scary … Continue reading

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An apology to My Ski Girlfriends

  UPDATES here : Sexism raises its ugly head – again ! I’ve decided to take Sample Chapter 19 ‘Girlfriend Skiing’ offline! A lot of people (mostly men it has to be said) thought it was hilarious but a few … Continue reading

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Why did I write a book ?

I’m not sure why I wrote it, or more accurately, I’m not prepared to tell you the real reasons. In fact I’m not even prepared to be honest with myself about its purpose. It could have been a cathartic exercise … Continue reading

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Excitement builds – the cover illustration arrives

Just got the cover graphic from the illustrator (Dan House) – very pleased. Of course you need to read the book to understand why it’s so perfect for Skiing With Demons. It shows the Apres Aliens arriving, a backdrop of Mt Blanc … Continue reading

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You really never finish a book – it just gets published!

Its been 3 years in the writing and finally I’ve finished it. Well, actually, my editor and girlfriend (Dr Debs) have forbidden me from fiddling with it any more. Every time I proof read it I want to change something. … Continue reading

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Why Self-Publish ?

Because nothing else made sense. After almost being suckered by a vanity publisher – I did my research and discovered that the world of book publishing is now completely different to how I, and most of us, conceptualise it. You no longer … Continue reading

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