Professional Bio

Christopher Magnus Øvringmo Nilssen grew up in Canada, the son of a Norwegian sea captain and a Mohawk legal professional.

His work has been self-published on his personal website CMON1975 ( He is the author of the short story Parlow’s Choice, the novella Tale of the Madeus, the novel Ambia, and many works of poetry and short fiction.

A two-time awardee of the Nora Mitchell Bursary, Mr. Nilssen is in his final year of an undergraduate degree in creative writing at Vancouver Island University thanks to the generous support of Grand River Post Secondary Education Office and the Canadian Government.

He lives in Nanaimo, Canada, with his wife of a quarter century and their cat, Teto.