Chris F. Holm was born in Syracuse, New York, to a mother from a cop family and a father from a long line of fantasy and sci-fi geeks. He wrote his first story at the age of six. It got him sent to the principal's office.
Since then, his work has fared better, appearing in such publications as Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and The Best American Mystery Stories 2011. Holm has been longlisted for a Stoker Award and nominated for a pair each of Anthony, Derringer, and Spinetingler awards, as well as Killer Nashville's Silver Falchion Award and a few House of Crime and Mystery Readers' Choice Awards. He's even racked up a couple wins along the way.
Holm's The Collector trilogy recasts the battle between heaven and hell as old-fashioned crime pulp. His forthcoming thriller, The Killing Kind, is about a man who makes his living hitting hitmen, only to wind up a target himself. He and his wife, writer/reviewer Katrina Niidas Holm, live in Portland, Maine.