Known for such self-published youthful mature horror novels as the American Chillers and Michigan Chillers books, this well-known author published beneath the pen titles of Christopher Knight and Jonathan Rand. He also founded a bookstore known as Chillermania! in Indian River, Michigan. In 2000, he released his first seven Michigan Chillers books: Mayhem on Mackinac Isle; Terror Stalks Traverse Town; Poltergeists of Petoskey; Aliens Assault Alpena; Gargoyles of Gaylord; Unusual Spirits of St. Ignace; and Kreepy Klowns of Kalamazoo. In 2006, he released Pandemia, a adult function of post-apocalyptic fiction. He grew up in Waterford, Grayling, Petoskey, and Cheboygan, Michigan. He later on shifted to Topinabee (also in his house state) along with his wife and three most dogs. He and American dream writer Christopher Paolini both self-published well-known young adult books.