Christopher Richardson is a passionate writer and a passionate teacher. Christopher Richardson had been working on his debut novel, Voyage of the Moon Child – first book in the Empire of the Waves series – for ten years when it was plucked from the slush pile. He wrote a huge chunk of the story while house-sitting in Tuscany and finished it while undertaking his PhD on North Korean children's culture. Christopher has been passionate about storytelling and writing since he was a young boy, once winning a regional creative writing competition where the prize included meeting Diana Kidd.