Chris is a real page turner
11-year-old author inspires others
A talented young writer has published his very first book before even turning 12.
Chris Chindah completed the first in an inspirational trilogy of books in one month and is already putting the finishing touches on the second adventure.
Hydro the Swimmer sold more than 50 copies in its first day and has racked up glowing reviews on Amazon.
Chris spoke to Shirley on The Good News Show back in August 2020 and told her "I started writing this because I wanted to send a message to children about how to stay brave no matter the challenges they have in school or at home, just keep going."
"I wrote about a child who was going through a hard time and how he faced some of the troubles that children face. It was mostly imagination but some of the bullying was based on my own life.
Chris was delighted the book did so well and thanked his family for being so supportive. I hope it encourages more people to read, because books help us learn.