The Short(er) Version

With a penchant for daydreaming, an inability to fit in with male peers, and a severe allergy to confrontation, Christian grew up in the outer orbit of most social spheres. Upon devouring a worn copy of Arthur C. Clarke’s Against the Fall of Night where a cosmological daydream became discrete, contextualized prose, he REALLY didn't fit in.

 

After a brief songwriting career ended in disappointment, ironically improving his songs but doing very little for his credit score, Christian began struggling with growing gender dysphoria, identity issues, and acute depression. Only his writing provided therapy and sanctuary.... well, his writing and an engineering degree with actual earning potential 

Today, Christian's genre-bending novels feature themes of existential identity, the impacts of trauma, and a whole lot of complex problem solving with a dash or three of levity.

In addition to speculative fiction, Christian writes industry articles on emerging technology and presents to international audiences on tech trends and future states. He has an unhealthy obsession with tube amplifiers and analog synthesizers, reads too much YA, and is currently an engineer living in Texas with his wife and three children and sometimes air conditioning.

The Long(er) Version

In youth, Christian Andreo was… well, he was a little weird. With a penchant for daydreaming, an inability to fit in with male peers, and a severe allergy to confrontation, he was in the outer orbit of most social spheres. After a particularly challenging day, his mother gave him a worn copy of Arthur C. Clarke’s Against the Fall of Night, and Christian’s young mind exploded. In these pages, he found a daydream affixed to a static medium where once-mutable consciousness became discrete, contextualized prose.

 

After that, he REALLY didn't fit in.

 

In his late teens and into college, his writing took on the shortest of forms: songwriting. With dreams of becoming a rockstar after earning a place in Berklee College of Music’s prestigious singer-songwriter showcase, Christian finished his music degree at Berklee and, like most music program graduates, promptly started doing something else. Around 2013, under the pressure of a young family and earning a second, more practical degree in engineering, Christian found himself struggling with growing gender dysphoria, identity issues, and acute depression that medicine couldn't cure. Only writing took the edge off. Living-out his challenges on the page, learning who he was and who he wasn't, writing became his therapy and sanctuary.

 

Under the careful guidance of a writing mentor and master rhetorician, Christian revised his works of self into works that reach others. In 2020, Christian released, Before Autumn Fades, a paranormal romance novel that echoes his struggles with depression, self-harm, and regret. 

 

Today, Christian's genre-bending novels feature themes of existential identity, the impacts of trauma, and a whole lot of complex problem solving with a dash or three of levity.

In addition to speculative fiction, Christian writes industry articles on emerging technology and presents to international audiences on tech trends and future states. He has an unhealthy obsession with tube amplifiers and analog synthesizers, reads too much YA, and is currently an engineer living in Texas with his wife and three children and sometimes air conditioning.