Chris Maddix was born and raised in a small town in central Michigan, the second of four children in a working-class family; Dad was a policeman, among his many jobs, Mom was a nurse. A quiet, hard- working student, Chris accepted an appointment to the US Naval Academy, which led to 26 years in the Navy as a helicopter pilot, recruiter, and emergency action officer. He deployed on nearly every type of ship on the east coast of the US, from aircraft carrier to battleship, spending time in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf. He also spent seven years at the Pentagon. Upon retirement, Chris immediately embraced his first love – teaching, both in a crime-ridden public high school in Baltimore and an idyllic, small private school north of the city. For 23 years, Chris taught nearly all subjects and all grades, in addition to coaching and refereeing many sports. He’s also a musician, playing multiple brass instruments and singing. He is currently home schooling two students, in addition to officiating football, basketball and baseball. This is his first book, though not his first publication, having written book reviews, magazine articles, and his own grammar book.
Chris is married to the lovely Marta and has five fantastic children, ages 28 to 37.