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Chris Bradford

Biography

Chris Bradford

Chris Bradford is a true believer in 'practising what you preach'. For his award-winning Young Samurai series, he trained in samurai swordmanship, karate, ninjutsu and earned his black belt in Zen Kyu Shin Taijutsu.
 
For his new Bodyguard series, Chris embarked on an intensive close protection course to become a qualified professional bodyguard. During his training, he acquired skills in unarmed combat, defensive driving, tactical firearms, threat assessments, surveillance, and even anti-ambush exercises.
 
His best-selling books are published in over 20 languages and have garnered more than 30 children’s book award nominations, winning the Northern Ireland Book Awards 2011, the Hampshire Book Award 2014, the Brilliant Book Award 2014 and the Quick Read 2017. His first book THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR is deemed one of Puffin's 70 Best Ever Books, alongside TREASURE ISLAND and ROBIN HOOD.
 
Chris was a featured World Book Day 2010 author and involved in the Read To A Million Kids campaign. His unique book performances and readings have garnered numerous accolades and he has appeared before more than 100,000 school children in more than 500 schools, 16 book festivals and 12 countries.
 
Before becoming a full-time author, he was a professional musician and songwriter (who once performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II). His first five books were about the music industry and included the critically acclaimed, HEART & SOUL: Revealing the Craft of Songwriting.
 
He is a keen supporter of teachers and librarians in their quest to improve literacy skills and provides free Teachers' Guide to his books at www.youngsamurai.com and www.bodyguard-books.co.uk.
 
He lives in England with his wife, two sons and two cats.
 
To discover more about Chris go to www.chrisbradford.co.uk

Chris Bradford

Books by Chris Bradford

by Chris Bradford - Adventure, Children's, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Youth Fiction

When surfing champion Charley Hunter is assigned to protect teenage rock idol Ash Wild on his sold-out US tour, she soon finds out what it really means to live the rock star lifestyle. Faced with a growing number of death threats, several suspicious accidents and an unruly celebrity, Charley has her work cut out for her keeping Ash alive on the tour. She knows how to catch a wave --- but can she catch a killer before it's too late?

by Chris Bradford - Adventure, Children's, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Youth Fiction

Ash Wild is the most successful teen rock star in history. Millions of fans adore him. But one fanatic wants him dead. Having been tasked to protect Ash in Bodyguard book 7, Charley Hunter learns the hard way that it's no simple task keeping up with the demands of a celebrity. Yet she is all the stands between him and the business end of a gun...and fame makes for an easy target. Can she spot a killer in a crowd of 50,000 screaming fans before it's too late?

by Chris Bradford - Adventure, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Mystery
Connor Reeves and the the twin daughters of an Australian media-mogul he is tasked to protect are under attack --- and the odds are far from even. In the middle of the ocean somewhere off the coast of Somalia, a group of merciless pirates, wielding enormous firepower, hijack the twins' yacht and incapacitate the ship's adult crewmembers. Yet the pirates are out for money rather than blood, and seeing a golden opportunity, they demand a multi-million-dollar ransom in exchange for returning the twins to safety. But there's a flaw in their plan. They didn't count on Connor being aboard.
by Chris Bradford - Adventure, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Mystery
Martial arts expert Connor Reeves isn't your typical bodyguard --- in fact, he looks like a regular kid. He blends in with the crowd. That's why he's so good at his job. For his new assignment Connor's been posted to a luxury yacht. His mission: to protect the twin daughters of an Australian media-mogul. It's a watertight operation, more a vacation than a dangerous duty --- until the unthinkable happens. Far out at sea, heavily-armed pirates hired by enemies of the twins' father launch a high-powered attack against the yacht in an act fueled by greed and a desire for vengeance. 
by Chris Bradford - Adventure, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Mystery
Teenage kickboxing champion Connor Reeves is determined to do his father, a former special forces soldier, proud. Recruited into the ranks of a top-secret young bodyguard squad known as Guardian, Connor trains in surveillance, anti-ambush exercises, hostage survival and unarmed combat. Whatever it takes to prepare him for the dangerous missions ahead. But nothing can prepare Connor for his first assignment when the US president summons him to protect the First Daughter. For not even the Secret Service knows that a terrorist sleeper cell has been activated in America.