Chris Dietzel graduated from Western Maryland College (McDaniel College). He currently lives in Florida. His dream is to write the same kind of stories that have inspired him over the years. His short stories have been published in Temenos, Foliate Oak, and Down in the Dirt.
Dietzel’s first novel, The Man Who Watched the World End, was published in 2013. It was featured on the ‘Authors on the Air’ Radio network and was voted as one of GoodReads Top 5 ‘Most Interesting Books of 2013.’ It has also been required reading at the college level. His other two Great De-evolution novels, A Different Alchemy and The Hauntings of Playing God, have taken readers by storm and changed the way people think about the end of the world. Last year, Dietzel transitioned to a completely different type of dystopian novel. The Theta Timeline has been described as a combination of ‘1984’ and ‘Slaughterhouse-Five.’
Outside of writing, Dietzel is a huge fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and mixed martial arts (MMA). He trained in BJJ for ten years, earning the rank of brown belt, and went 2-0 in amateur MMA fights before an injury ended his participation in contact sports.
In his free time, Chris volunteers for a Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program for feral cats. (If you would like more information on how best to care for abandoned and feral cats in your neighborhood, please check out the Alley Cat Allies website.