Chris Ewan was born in Taunton, Somerset in 1976. He obtained a degree in American studies with a minor in Canadian literature from the University of Nottingham and also trained as a lawyer. He lived on the Isle of Man for 11 years before returning to Somerset with his wife, daughter and Labrador.
He began his writing career with the Good Thieves Guide To … series featuring thief and author Charlie Howard on his travelling adventures. In addition to his 5 series novels, he has now published standalone thrillers.