Welcome to the online home of Chris Philbrook


Amazon and Audible bestselling author Chris Philbrook first put his writing out on a website in 2010, for free. Since then, he’s transitioned from the internet to print, ebook, and audiobook, publishing over a dozen novels in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres, selling several hundred thousand copies and racking up thousands of five star reviews along the way.

Chris has protected the famous, wealthy and paranoid as a bodyguard, survived as a mental health counselor for adolescents, developed some games, delivered pizza, operated several kinds of printings presses, and now uses all that experience to write books that feature extensive and colorful uses of profanity. Sometimes a zombie appears, or a dragon. One day, perhaps a zombie-dragon.

He resides in rural New Hampshire in a house by a river with his family, and their dog and cat.


Valentine’s Day (week) eBook giveaway!



It’s the season of love, and good reason for Hallmark to sell more cards. I’m not sure Saint Valentine would get behind a company mass producing kitschy cards for people, but hey, we all could use a reason to be more romantic.

Love is the fuel that fills our emotional gas tanks.

Speaking of filled gas tanks, I know a lot of you need books to read, and while I’m in the post production of two novels and a short story collection plus writing another, I figured February would be a good time to give you all some free eBooks.

Starting February 13th and running through February 17th, I’m giving away multiple eBooks through Amazon’s US storefront. Feel free to pick them up for free yourself, gift them to friends, family and strangers, or just let folks know about what’s free. Remember too, if you have the eBook, the Audible version is vastly discounted, so in a way, this is like a sale on the audio versions too.

Below are links to the free titles.

Adrian’s Undead Diary #1:  Dark Recollections  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G76PKTC

The Kinless Trilogy #1: The Wrath of the Orphans  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F8YH6QE

The Reemergence #1: Tesser: A Dragon Among Us https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JP5CNN8

At Least He’s Not on Fire, my collection of the above three book’s opening chapters, plus a few short stories. This one is always free, but hey, when you’re telling people about free stuff, tell them about all of it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JSGEKIK

and Alan MacRaffen’s Elmoryn novella: The Doom of Eldrid Cole  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SIGBRIC

I hope some folks can grab a few of these for free to try out something new.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!


Want to win some zombie swag?

Friend and author Remy Flagg is doing a sweet giveaway of fun post-apoc swag. I’m sharing his raffle for it, because free stuff is cool, and so is he.

He’s giving away:

  • Birchwood Casey Darkotic 12X18 Primal Cut Splatter Target (8 Pack)
  • 6 Inch Cyalume SnapLight Green Glow Sticks
  • Red Cross All Purpose First Aid Kit
  • Emergency Paracord Bracelet (with fire starter & compass)
  • The Zombie Survival Guide


And if you would like to get in on the free stuff, here’s how:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, and tell Remy I sent ya!

What comics taught me…

Author and friend Remy Flagg invited me to write a post for his site about comics. I opted to write about what comics taught me growing up.

My father called them funny books.

He was a lot older than my friend’s dads. He grew up as a child of the depression, and I was born late in his life. When he called them funny books I used to chafe at that name. The phrase ‘funny books’ sounded silly and childish to me then but now… I think it’s cute. Of course I’m 40 years old now, married with a daughter, so some things change.

But seriously. Funny books. Pissed me off.

Didn’t he know that the mutants had to fight to preserve their rights in a world that wanted them gone? There’s nothing funny about that. Didn’t he know Frank Castle’s family had been killed, and that Frank couldn’t move on until he found a justice that he never would? Didn’t my dad know The Tick and Arthur needed to be friends to conquer the ninjas?

Read the rest on Remy’s website

Tolkien, and how he affected me.

Audible asked me to share some thoughts about J.R.R. Tolkien, as it would’ve been his 125th birthday this year.

I shared, and alongside some of fantasy’s best names, they made a really nice tribute to the man who arguably launched the entire genre.

Audible’s tribute to Tolkien

New Adrian Ring is available.

Only the Light We Make is finally here.


On the heels of Unhappy Endings, and London Burns, the third book in the Tales from the world of Adrian’s Undead Diary series is here.

I wrote three stories for this book, and they’re pretty terrific. Going Nowhere explores the origins of a loved and laughed at character from AUD. I had a blast writing this one. The Torch is all about Gilbert, and Only a Few Miles to Home is an Adrian story, one in which he fights a completely different monster, and not for the first time in his life.

Love these stories.

I also love the stories the submitted authors wrote. James Dean, James Pyne, Shannon Walters, Jay Wilburn, Brian Parker, Josh Green, Phillip Tomasso, J.D. Demers, C.A. Hoaks, Christopher MacDonald, Jeremy Flagg, Dave Lund, and Adam Carpenter all killed it. Each and every story is a wonderful addition to the AUD world, and for the first time, other authors played with Adrian himself, and did a terrific job of it.

Oh, and some guy named Mark Tufo wrote the foreword.

If you’re jonesing for more Adrian and company, and want to make sure you’re all caught up for The Last Resort (Adrian’s new book one coming out next year) please catch up on the Tales series.

If you’re waiting for audio, James Foster is hoping for a February release.

Happy Thanksgiving from Leah, Willow and I.

Buy the Kindle version.

Buy the Print version.


Thanks everyone, and please let me know what you thought of the book.

Only the Light We Make is up for pre-order

It’s here!


The Kindle version of the newest anthology set in the world of Adrian Ring is now up for pre-order.

Click here to swing by Amazon and order your eBook. Print will release to the wilds of the world on November 25th alongside the eBook release.

The anthology contains stories by James Dean, James Pyne, Shannon Walters, Christopher T. MacDonald, Josh Green, C.A. Hoaks, J.D. Demers,  Adam Carpenter, Phillip Tomasso, Joe Tremblay, Jay Wilburn, Brian Parker and Jeremy Flagg.

I also wrote up a handful of new side fictions for it, and they reveal the truth behind some of AUD’s secrets, and also spell out the future of what’s to come.

Someone named Mark Tufo wrote the foreword for it.

Hope you’re excited, because I am.

Huge pre-Halloween sale on eBooks!

I went and did it.

Today through the 25th of October, all three of my #1 novels are FREE on the Kindle. That’s right, free. The most popular 4 letter word beginning with the letter F.

If you haven’t delved into a second series of mine, now’s the chance to give it a whirl. If you know someone who is looking for a good, new book, please send them my way by sharing the links, or maybe gift them a copy. I’ll appreciate it no matter what you do.


Dark Recollections (Adrian’s Undead Diary #1)     https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G76PKTC

Tesser: A Dragon Among Us (The Reemergence #1)     https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JP5CNN8

The Wrath of the Orphans (The Kinless Trilogy #1)     https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F8YH6QE


I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and thanks!



Tricks, Treats & Zombies is here!

 Tricks, Treats & Zombies is here!


I wrote a pretty nasty little short for this anthology back in the day. I think it was a month or two ago, but I’ve been so busy I’ve lost track of time. Needless to say, ‘Hair of the Dog’ is in this bad boy, and if you want to read something about zombies set in middle America during the Red Scare…

It’s your jam. Click on the cover image and you’ll be magically transported to the world of Amazon where you can pick up for just $2.99 on the Kindle. (I’m told print and audio are on the way)

Oh, and there are like, a bunch of stories written by some of the most talented genre authors out there (I’m looking at you Jay Wilburn, Eric A. Shelman, Aria Michaels, James Dean, P. Mark DeBryan, Shannon Walters and others), and a few new faces that look like they’re loaded with potential. Please check this one out, and make sure to leave a review to let us know what you thought!


We’re back in business!

Welcome to the new and improved thechrisphilbrook.com!

Well, hopefully improved.

With the notable cyber attack on the previous round of websites, I knew the time was here to make big changes. With the help of Remy Flagg I was able to get this site built, customized, slicked up, and made secure, and to him, I’m extremely grateful.

I’ve got a brand new book store here, as well as merchandise storefront, plus a secure url as needed, blog, media page, event calendar, and more.

Many of you who visited the old sites will surely miss them, but with the baby here and my commitments to writing and publishing, there wasn’t enough time for me to manage four sites. Ergo, the others now forward here, and I’ll be adding content to a single place, where everyone can see it.

If you were a premium subscriber on a previous website, rest assured that content will be coming soon. I hope in the time you had premium you were able to get your money’s worth, and if you have any questions, please contact me directly.

Also; thank so much. Premium subscribers on AUD back in the day helped bankroll the initial publishing expenses I occurred, and allowed me to start this whole ‘writing career.’ To you all, I’m grateful beyond measure. I’ll never be able to adequately express my appreciation.

To celebrate the launch of the new site, I’m doing a live Facebook event on the 28th of September, and on that show, I’ll be sharing a special coupon code for folks to get merchandise at a great deal. I’ll also be giving away some free stuff, so share the news, and you might cash in on some goodies.

Again, thank you for your support, thank you for checking out the new site, and I look forward to writing posts you ignore, and books you give bad reviews to!