Known for such self-published young adult horror novels as the American Chillers and Michigan Chillers books, this popular author published under the pen names of Christopher Knight and Jonathan Rand. He also established a bookstore called Chillermania! in Indian River, Michigan.
In 2000, he published his first seven Michigan Chillers books: Mayhem on Mackinac Island; Terror Stalks Traverse City; Poltergeists of Petoskey; Aliens Attack Alpena; Gargoyles of Gaylord; Strange Spirits of St. Ignace; and Kreepy Klowns of Kalamazoo.
In 2006, he published Pandemia, a young adult work of post-apocalyptic fiction.
He was raised in Waterford, Grayling, Petoskey, and Cheboygan, Michigan. He later moved to Topinabee (also in his home state) with his wife and three pet dogs.
He and American fantasy author Christopher Paolini both self-published popular young adult novels.