Chris Saunders
Chris Saunders is a freelance writer based in London. He likes chocolate milk, Cardiff City, pop punk and Stephen King.

Welsh-born Christian Saunders, who writes fiction as C.M. Saunders, began writing in 1997, his early fiction appearing in several small-press titles and anthologies. His first book, Into the Dragon's Lair – A Supernatural History of Wales was published in 2003. After graduating with a BA in journalism from Southampton Solent university he worked extensively in the freelance market, contributing to numerous international publications including Fortean Times, Chat, It's Fate! Bizarre, Urban Ink, Enigma, Record Collector, Nuts, Maxim, and a regular column to the Western Mail newspaper. Then he went to work as a TEFL teacher in China for five years. On returning to dark fiction he had stories published in Screams of Terror, Shallow Graves, Dark Valentine, Fantastic Horror, Unbroken Waters, Siren's Call and several anthologies. His novellas Dead of Night, Apartment 14F: An Oriental Ghost Story and Devil's Island are available now, while 2012 saw the release of his literary fiction novel Rainbow's End on Flarefront Publications. His latest book, From the Ashes: The REAL Story of Cardiff City Football Club is out in August 2013.

Entries by Chris Saunders

Hey, Russell Slade!

(0) Comments | Posted 5 January 2015 | (15:29)

The details behind Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's departure from Cardiff City last September were never really made public. The official line was that he and owner Vincent Tan clashed over 'a difference in philosophy,' the philosophy being that Tan wanted to win games while Solksjaer disagreed. The fact of the matter...

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The Babadook (Film Review)

(0) Comments | Posted 3 November 2014 | (23:31)

If its in a word, or it's in a book, you can't get rid of the Babadook.

This could be the biggest revelation in Australian horror since... well, ever. One of those rare films that burrows under your skin and leaves an impression for a long time after the...

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Ravel Morrison - A New Start at Cardiff City?

(1) Comments | Posted 23 September 2014 | (16:05)

It was announced this week that Cardiff City have signed 21-year old winger Ravel Morrison on loan for the season from West Ham. On the face of it, it could be a decent move for both parties, despite Cardiff already having what is being reported as 'the biggest and best...

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A Championship Return for Cardiff City

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2014 | (00:00)

Cardiff City kick off the new season at Blackburn on Friday 8 August. On paper, for the 2014/15 season Cardiff City probably have one of the strongest squads the Championship has ever seen. If anything, they have an embarrassment of riches all over the park. Of course, that poses its...

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Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part 4

(0) Comments | Posted 2 August 2014 | (22:40)

Crunching Numbers

Hopefully, if you run a free promotion on KDP and promoted it properly, you will have benefited from a few hundred, or even a few thousand downloads depending on how much marketing you do. Incidentally, you can track exactly how many copies are being downloaded...

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The Top 10 Greatest 80s Films

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2014 | (18:59)

They were cheesy and full of bright colours, big hair and even bigger shoulder pads, but the 80s were a seminal decade for movies. I know there are some notables that haven't made the cut, but I can't include everything. That is the nature of lists. They start and they...

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Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part Three

(0) Comments | Posted 29 May 2014 | (22:25)

Launch Day

Market primed, you can finally hit 'publish.' The KDP service allows you to utilize various promotional offers, such as discounted pricing or offering your book free for a limited time. With X: A Collection of Horror, I opted for the latter.

Why would you choose to give the...

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Cardiff City FC - What Went Wrong?

(5) Comments | Posted 6 May 2014 | (00:00)

Let's not beat around the bush, it has been a disastrous foray into the Premier League for Cardiff City. A season beset with controversy and off-field problems is finally coming to a close and the end can't come soon enough for some long-suffering supporters. At the end of March, Cardiff...

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Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part 2

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2014 | (20:21)

Up to Scratch

Once your book is written, it's up to you to make sure the finished product is up to a high standard. It has your name on it, after all. The average buyer probably won't be expecting the next Pulitzer Prize winner, but they will be expecting a...

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BAMMA 15 Review

(0) Comments | Posted 6 April 2014 | (01:47)

It seems that with every BAMMA event I attend, the bar is raised ever higher. The promotion is now arguably head and shoulders above the competition on these shores. Strangely, tonight the entire card was broadcast from start to finish on Facebook, which may well explain a few empty seats...

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Adventures in Independent Publishing: Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted 22 March 2014 | (14:10)

The New Punk Rock

Last month, I finally joined the swelling ranks of the independently published. I'd thought about it long and hard, but in the end it was a pretty easy decision to make. I was tired of greedy, clueless, often unethical publishers telling me what to do and...

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UFC London: Fight Night 37

(0) Comments | Posted 9 March 2014 | (13:04)

So the UFC's huge push for world domination rumbles into London, and lands at the 02 Arena, Greenwich, the second biggest indoor arena in the UK and one of the busiest in Europe. It's a great venue, tailor-made for hosting big fights. In what could be a landmark achievement for...

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Modern Publishing

(0) Comments | Posted 9 February 2014 | (19:06)

I've kicked around the publishing game for a while. In the past decade I've had two books published by traditional publishers, and four by digital publishers. On the flip side, I've collected more rejections than I can count. I've experienced the high's and the low's, and now I'm going to...

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Cardiff City's Summer Signings - The good, the Bad & the Average

(0) Comments | Posted 21 January 2014 | (13:29)

A few months ago I wrote a summary of Cardiff City's summer transfer activity. Now all the players brought in have had a chance to show what they can do, I feel a quick progress report is in order.

Steven Caulker

The commanding centre back brought in from Tottenham...

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Understanding Vincent Tan

(5) Comments | Posted 23 December 2013 | (00:25)

This piece isn't more Malky Mackay hero-worship. There is enough of that in the press at the moment. Neither is it more anti-Tan vitriol. There is enough of that, too. What is lacking, I think, is a constructive, unbiased, critical evaluation of the current situation at Cardiff City stadium. Too...

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Do or Die for Cardiff City

(0) Comments | Posted 3 December 2013 | (14:21)

Since the euphoria of the derby win, it's been a mixed bag of results for Cardiff City. After coolly dispatching Swansea, they travelled to Aston Villa the following weekend for a game that on paper at least was eminently winnable. Not so. City lacked focus and were one-dimensional, eventually going...

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Cardiff City v Swansea City Preview

(0) Comments | Posted 31 October 2013 | (23:00)

This Sunday, Swansea travel to Cardiff for what promises to be one of the highlights of the Premier League season.

And no, I'm not exaggerating.

This will be the first time the two sides have ever clashed in top flight football, and neither will want to give up...

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UFC Fight Night 30: Machida v Munoz

(0) Comments | Posted 27 October 2013 | (22:51)

Following last weekend's spectacular night of entertainment, the question on everyone's lips was how would UFC Fight Night 30 compare to UFC 166, described by Dana White as 'The greatest card ever in UFC history?'

High-profile UFC events don't come to the UK often, so when they do British MMA...

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Michael Bisping Interview (September 2013)

(0) Comments | Posted 23 October 2013 | (20:44)

In September 2013 I did an exclusive interview with UFC star Michael Bisping for Nuts magazine. Unfortunately, days later Bisping suffered a detached retina in training and had to pull out of his scheduled fight with Mark Munoz. As a result, this interview was never published. It would be a...

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Never a Dull Moment in the Life of Cardiff City FC

(4) Comments | Posted 15 October 2013 | (15:04)

Any Cardiff City fans looking forward to lying back and basking in the glory of the Premier League has had a rude awakening these past few days. And there hasn't even been any football played. In what should be a time of quiet consolidation during the first international break of...

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