Christopher Klein Author & Freelance Writer
Christopher Klein is an author and freelance writer specializing in history, travel, and sports. His lively stories seek to sweep away the cobwebs from the dusty corners of our collective history and explore fascinating locales a little off the beaten path.
Christopher's latest book is The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston, the first and only comprehensive guide to the incredible range of spectator sporting events in and around Boston. He is also the author of Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands: A Guide to the City’s Hidden Shores, which covers the rich history, recreational offerings, and heritage of each of the 34 islands that compose the Boston Harbor Islands national park area. Both books were published by Union Park Press. He is currently writing Strong Boy, the story of the brash, colorful Irish-American boxer John L. Sullivan, who became one of the country's first ethnic heroes and the first American sports superstar, all while battling his own demons of weight, women, and drink.
Christopher is a frequent contributor to the travel pages of The Boston Globe and the Globe-trotting blog on Boston.com. His articles have also appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, The Boston Globe Magazine, The Daily, Harvard Magazine, The Boston Phoenix, Red Sox Magazine, GO (AirTran's in-flight magazine), AAA Horizons, The Patriot Ledger, St. Petersburg Times, New England Travel, Smithsonian.com,History.com, AmericanHeritage.com, Travora.com, and ESPN.com. His blog, HubTrotter (http://hubtrotter.blogspot.com), covers travel and history topics in Boston and beyond.
In addition to his writing, Christopher contributed color photography to both his books and numerous articles. His photographs of the Boston Harbor Islands have been used on promotional banners hanging on Boston's Northern Avenue Bridge and will be featured in an exhibition at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in the summer of 2010.
Christopher has lectured at dozens of libraries, historical societies, and Boston-area institutions. He has hosted a 30-minute show for Weymouth community television on the Boston Harbor Islands, been quoted in The New York Times, and appeared on Japanese television network NHK, New England Cable News, CBC Radio, and WGBH Radio. He has also been a contributor to Lonely Planet's Boston City Guide and National Geographic Traveler: Ireland.
In addition to his historical and travel writing, Christopher has more than 15 years of experience authoring business books, market research reports, and white papers for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. He has written articles for numerous industry newsletters and magazines, including The Zweig Letter, Professional Services Management Journal, SMPS Marketer, CE News, Structural Engineer, BE Magazine, and Construction Specifier.
Christopher graduated summa cum laude and with honors from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, in 1994, and he is a graduate of Andover High School in Andover, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Boston Authors Club and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.