The clock is ticking.
There are 100 days until the end of the world.
For the first six months, Peter’s life in Phoenix was pretty normal. But that was before Tabitha...
Jordan’s world is falling apart. She’s a prisoner in her own skin, trapped by an enemy who can…
The end is coming – and Luke is running out of hiding places...
With only weeks left until Tabitha is released, Phoenix’s biggest secrets are still yet to be revealed...
The annihilation of the human race is scheduled for five o’clock this afternoon, and Luke and Jordan are running out of options...
i love the book arrival of phonix files !!!!!!!!!!
what if you never became a writer or a teacher?
Maybe a kids/youth worker at my church?
On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 6:47 PM, Chris Morphew
is there any way to get doomsday out early
you should write a Christian book Chris
I hope that everything I write shows something of my faith. God isn’t mentioned by name in The Phoenix Files, but for me the central theme of that whole series is search for hope and meaning in a broken world – and I think I lay my cards on the table pretty clearly by the end of Doomsday about where I think that hope and meaning can be found.
My new book has a couple of Christian characters in it, and will again deal with issues of faith in times of struggle and suffering – but I don’t think I’ll ever write a novel that’s just for Christians. I hope that my books will be accessible and enjoyable and worthwhile to anyone who wants to read them – and if something I write encourages people to investigate Jesus for themselves, then that’s fantastic! But I’ve seen too many “Christian” books that are just propaganda dressed up as storytelling to want to get caught up in that scene.
On the other hand, I’ve got several ideas for non-fiction projects about the Christian faith. Hopefully some of those will see the light of day at some point!
Keep writing, I want more!!
when will the doomsday book come out ? & where will i get it.
June 2013 in Australia/NZ, July 2013 in the US/UK. Should be available in all good bookstores – or else, I’m sure they’ll order it in if you ask.
On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 8:31 AM, Chris Morphew
My son loved the first book he read and it has been a real struggle to get him to read anything so I was really thrilled. We downloaded it from the library and I would love to buy the books as downloads. Do you sell them through anywhere, please?
What kind of reader do you have? You should be able to download the books for iPad, Kindle, etc. from their stores.
He will have an iPad on Tuesday but iTunes in the UK don’t seem to have heard of you, nor does Amazon, etc in the UK
Hm… Not sure about the UK, sorry! The Scholastic website may have some more info for you.
Where do you get your story ideas from Chris?
You came to our school once it was absolutely awesome, oh and I sold your autograph Ahas lol. Anyways, your an inspiration and have mad me want to become an author
Will you make another series once pheonix files is finished? If yes what will it be called?
I definitely plan to keep writing, but I’m not ready to give anything else away just yet…
On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Chris Morphew
OMG really? I’m so excited to see what will come! You’re awesome!
I love the books. I am about halfway through underground. The series has inspired me to become an author myself! :)
Can’t wait to read the 5th and 6th books.
Keep writing Chris!!
I am doing a project at school and I chose you as my hero to talk about!
I JUST GOT DOOMSDAY!!!!
I live in Geelong and really wanted to come to that presale in Sydney but couldn’t!!!
NOW IT IS FINALLY HERE!!!!
On another note, I had to write a story in the form of Medieval times, and I was reading over my final draft and I thought to myself ‘This sort of sounds like how Chris Morphew writes!’ (Not medievally, but the way you put things into a situation, if that makes sense!)
It was pretty awesome!!!
Anyway, you’re an UH-MAZING author, keep up the good work!!
Hope you love it, Imogen!
On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 3:54 PM, Chris Morphew
OMG, Chris! I just got the book today-
yes, it’s me.. the Izzy that was asking WHOLE ‘lotta questions.
so, i read the end of chapter 8.. i see what you did there..
you remember my ideas of Luke being able to go back, and meet Jordan, after he died?
Well, i obviously had the right ideas…. or i put the ideas into your head..
Thank you if you did listen to my idea, because now i’m super excited and extremely happy.
if not, that’s totally fine! I love the story so far anyways! it is truly nail-biting!
Thanks for creating Doomsday, and i hope to see more of your work!
p.s. i can’t wait to read the rest of this *squee*
Haha sorry Izzy, but I’m afraid you can’t take credit for any of the ideas I used in the last Phoenix Files book – all the major stuff was set up from the beginning, and I haven’t deviated much at all from my original notes from 2008. Hope you enjoy the rest of Doomsday, though!
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 9:43 PM, Chris Morphew
Oh, no, it’s totally fine.
I had a nice try at guessing anyways.
Oh well, that doesn’t matter now.
So do you have another series planed out? Will it in any way be related to The Phoenix Files?
p.s. Ok, so do you remember when i said i drew the group?
yeah, i figured out how to get it up sucessfuly now.
Yes, this is from 2012 when i couldn’t sraw oh-so well :)
i hope that works.. i might make another version soon… idk.
I hope you like it, because when i made it.. it took alot..
Great picture! Thanks for showing me.
I’ve got a bunch of other story ideas in various stages of planning. I’ll let you guys know when I figure out what my actual next thing is going to be!
On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 7:59 PM, Chris Morphew
On an odinary friday night, just went to dymocks, strolling around…
Right there! A shelf with about twenty or twenty five copies.
Read about 50 pages in half an hour! (There’s probably many out there who can do much mowre pages over that time…)
Saturday: at home, operation finish doomsday in action. 3-4ish hours. Halfway there!
Haven’t finished it yet though…
Epic book, Chris. You’re a genius. My theory about Luke hiding in the rubble for twenty years though…
I was wrong…😥
If my trick there worked, u should be able to highlite the gap to get the spoiler. If not, well, 😜😜😜
Once again, the whole series, Chris (middle name) Morphew, you are by far my favourite author eva!
Thanks again Danny!
Mwah ha ha! When I catch them I will destroy Luke and Jordan once and for all!
Then I’ll just have a coffee and watch the world population die.
PS- Izzy, that’s a really good idea on the main trio. 😜
read doomsday. and oh my. the wait was worth it :D so sad to leave all those characters now though, unless I reread it.. but thank you so much for allowing us this story :3 love love love
Thanks so much!
Chris what are you going to right about now :(
Don’t worry, I’ve got a few ideas…
Chris are you ever going to visit mackay
No plans at this stage, but maybe sometime!
On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 6:48 PM, Chris Morphew
Chris you should say something about your youtube channel because there are many fans who don’t know that you had one.
My name is Lucia and I am 8 years old. I have just discovered the Phoenix Files series and am loving them so far !! Please keep writing. By the way, my favourite character is Jordan.
Hi, my name is Matthew, I am 9 yrs old. I love the Phoenix Files. Did you get the idea for Jordan’s visions from Gideon The Cutpurce?
I just got my hands on Doomsday and i cant put it down!!! You came to my school (Chairo Christian School) It was so exiting!!! You signed my copy of Mutation. You are such a role model for young readers and writers. Thanks again. P.S. Im really looking forward to see if a movie is made of your amazing Series!!!
From Ryan. Year 7 (Now)
Chris I’m from America an I can’t find the book doomsday where can I find it, is it out?
I’ve heard from a few people in the States who say they’ve got it! Try here: http://new.myubam.com/p/2626/phoenix-files-book-6-doomsday
I’ve read Doomsday, like, 5 times already! After reading the last book, the first one made so much sense!
I am also doing a book project on Contact :) I am really excited about it and I’ll tell you how it goes!
A question: Have you got any plans about any other books? I would love to read it/them if you are!
Yes, definitely more books on the way – I’ll keep you guys posted!
On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 5:55 PM, Chris Morphew
hey chris ever wondered what you would of done if you didn’t become a writer?
Well, I still teach part time, which I love, so I’d probably just go back to doing that full-time, I guess…
my favorite book series ever. i hope you write more. hopefully the same genre as this. thank you for writing such a wonderful series!!!!!!!
Thanks Zaz – I’ll keep writing if you guys keep reading!
On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Chris Morphew
Did you ever have problems with choosing names? I’m writing a short storey and I cant think of any. if you met and beat this hurdle can you please help me?
thanks for hours of entertainment
a young writer
Finding the right name can be tricky! Here’s a website I’ve found helpful, though: http://www.behindthename.com
Sos it’s been so long; but I finished doomsday finally!! =)
It was the best in the series so far. I wrote a review for it that I thought you’d like to see:
I think this is probably the best book I have ever read. These are a few things that really stood out to me:
1) the suspense of the book keeps you hooked from start to finish.
2)the descriptions are brilliant, especially as it is written in 1st person!
The whole plot is great with lots of action spaced out to fill chapters and chapters. But the good thing is reading the gaps in between is never boring!
5 star book, 1st class!
Thanks so much, J.D! Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed Doomsday so much!
On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 9:51 PM, Chris Morphew
I don’t think I mentioned that I read doomsday in about two-three hours!
Can you give me any info on your next series(maybe just what you plan it to be called)
J.D.MORRIS/your number one fan!!!!!
P.S.- I personally think you should make a fan club on the website.
I’m doing a project on doomsday for school – we have to argue why it should be on the english curriculum. i was thinking about talking about social justice and the nature of power. What do you think?
Ps the phoenix files are AMAZING
Sounds good! One of the other things you could potentially talk about is morality and where it comes from – or in other words, “How do we decide what’s right and wrong?” I think Shackleton and particularly Jordan have very different ideas about this, and it motivates their characters in very different directions.
Anyway, very cool that you’ve chosen Doomsday for your project! All the best with it!
On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 11:27 AM, Chris Morphew
Hello, I am from germany and have to do a short presentation about the phoenix files.
so i would like to know, what influenced you to write these books?
p.s. : the books are great ;)
Partly, I just wanted to write the kind of story that I love to read: a series with lots of action and mystery and characters that people could care about – and on that level, there were lots of books/movies/TV shows that influenced me: Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, the original Star Wars trilogy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost, and so on.
But on a deeper level, I was really interested in exploring a few big ideas across the series – ideas like “Who decides what’s right and wrong?” and “Is there a greater purpose to life or is it all just random?”
On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 3:47 AM, Chris Morphew
OMG! I was recommended Arrival by my librarian late this summer, and I am now on Fallout. I’m trying to make it last as long as possible until I can get Doomsday. I am addicted. You are honestly my new favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of your books. Whenever someone asks for a book to read I recommend this series. I love the way these books are written. I also love how each book is a different character’s point of view. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing writing skills with the world.
On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 4:06 AM, Chris Morphew
You are an amazing author. I heard about The Phoenix Files in 2008 but didn’t read them. BUT, when I saw Arrival in stores last year I thought I’d give it a go… finished the whole series a few months ago. Now, I’ve recommended the book series to the school librarian and she got everybody to read it. All the students love it. Our school had to order 5 copies of the whole series!!! I just wanted to congratulate you for the success of your books aroung the world. Also, could you please, please, please tell us about your next project? I’m sure all your fans want to know!
Thanks so much, Kevin! I’m thinking of making a video about my next couple of projects, so hopefully that will be up soon!
I’m in high school, my name is Luke, and my language arts teacher is Mr. Larson. I these books might be real.
Good luck getting through the next hundred days…
My son loves this book series. He’s super excited to meet you tomorrow at his school & to get an autographed book :)
Thank you for making a Good book, not only in read but in morals.
Cannot wait to get Doomsday in the mail. I have read the other 5 books in 4 days. I normally read christian romance books but I love the twists and turns that this series has.
Hope you enjoy Doomsday!
I just wanted to let you know I finished clash of the tribes!=) it took 363 days but it was definitely worth it.
Soon it’ll be in Featherstone (hopefully!!!! And doubtfully=(!!)
On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 8:08 PM, Chris Morphew
I meant it’ll be in waterstones!!=)(=
I am a teacher like yourself and am trying to find a novel which would encourage primary 5 (age 9) boys to read more. I have read your first 5 books and really enjoyed them and introduced them to my primary 7 ( age 11 – 12) children ( a year ago), which they all loved. What in your view are appropriate age bands for your books? Also, have you got any other ideas to interest my target age group 9?
Have started a new series (orientation) because I have given up on clash of the tribes :(
Hopefully people who liked the Phoenix Files will like orientation and the others in the series as they are the same theme/genre as The Phoenix Files- But don’t worry; I haven’t copied you!!
I’d love you to read it because I admire you- without The Phoenix Files I would never have started writing- and you are a great inspiration!!!!
All the best with the new project, JD!
what is the reading level of the first book!!!!
Im doing a book report on The Arrival; what caused you to write it?
My son absolutely LOVES your Phoenix Files series! He has read arrival and contact in school this past school year but we can’t find the whole series in any of our book stores here:( He loves to read but wants your books! I can’t even find the ebooks for his nook online. Can you help us please? Thank you sooooo much.
Where are you living? The series has recently gone out of print in the UK, unfortunately – but the books section of this site has a couple of links to places that deliver internationally.
We live in Arkansas
Oh, okay – in that case, try here: http://new.myubam.com/search?q=morphew
I can’t find Underground anywhere, I need it. NEED IT. Any ideas? (I live in the US)
Try here: http://new.myubam.com/p/2094/phoenix-files-book-4-underground/
Thank you so much! Order has been placed. I’m so happy right now!!
Love your book Arrival
I used to hate books but then I read the Phoenix files and couldn’t stop im getting the 4,5,6th book but so far so good keep up the great books! 😜
The Phoenix files should be brought out in a box set ! :)
Hey Christine – there are some interesting plans along these lines in the works for next year. More info soon!
I love The Phoenix Files! Chris Morphew is awesome! I love the way it draws you into the story and you feel like you’re really there, witnessing all the events!
Still struggling to get hold of Fallout in the UK. I have been in touch with Scholastic, and they advise that it is out of print and there are no plans to reprint it !! However, all the bookstores over here are still selling the other 5 books which all advertise Fallout ~ what’s happening ?? I have a very disappointed son who now wants to spend all his savings on a second hand copy of Fallout selling for £22 on Ebay. Do you know any more about all this ?
Unfortunately, you know as much as I do! My only other suggestion would be to check the Australian/US sellers linked on my Books page and see if they can do you a better deal!
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Loved the series but now it needs to be a tv series
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