Chris Lester has tried his hand at many trades: marine biologist, title insurance officer, high school science teacher, writer, editor, clinical researcher. Through many ups, downs, derailments, and right-angle turns, two things have remained constant: a passion for storytelling, and the drive to change how people see the world. Whether behind the microphone, at a keyboard or in front of a classroom, Chris never feels more alive than when he’s introducing others to new perspectives and new ideas.
Born in Michigan, educated in California, and trained as a clinical scientist in Montana, Chris now makes his home in Madison, Wisconsin. When he isn’t writing, he enjoys hiking trails, paddling down rivers, exploring parks, reading through an ever-growing pile of books, and playing acoustic guitar. He lives with his partner Melanie, their dogs Dulcy and Marco, and three deranged but adorable cats.