CHRIS BELDEN is the author of SHRIVER, CARRY-ON, and THE FLOATING LADY OF LAKE TAWABA. He was born & raised in Canton, Ohio, home of the O'Jays, Macy Gray and Marilyn Manson. He attended Catholic schools for 12 years, then went to the University of Michigan, where he majored in Film. After graduating, he played drums in a local band before heading to New York, where he worked in the publishing business for several dark years. He published his first novel, SQUIRT as a serial, leaving individual chapters in "zine" form in bookstores throughout NYC. He studied for a few years with Phil Schultz at the Writers Studio, then later received his MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University in Connecticut. Along the way, he wrote & co-wrote several screenplays, including AMNESIA (written with David Henry), which was made into a feature film starring Ally Sheedy & John Savage. Chris also wrote & performed in several plays, including THE BALLAD OF LARRY THE FLYER (co-written by the Lexington Group), featured at the 2001 NY Int'l Fringe Festival. Chris has released two LPs of all original music: SONGS ABOUT ANYTHING and CAMOUFLAGE, both available at Amazon, CDBaby.com and iTunes. Chris currently lives in Connecticut and teaches writing at a local continuing education program and at a high-security men's prison.Read more Read less
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