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CHRISTOPHER LONG
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Raised in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains and on Florida’s sandy beaches, Christopher Long is an author, show biz analyst, entertainment personality and rising name in Christian ministry.

Long first was lured into the professional entertainment world at age fifteen when he promoted  a local rock concert event as a student government project in 1978. By the 1990s he was responsible for bringing various top-name acts to clubs and concert stages throughout Florida’s Space Coast.

From 1985-1997, Long also was the frontman for the outrageous, Florida-based, award-winning rock group Dead Serios. They scored a college radio hit in 1989 with the rap/metal single, “Butterbean Queen," and was featured in such magazines as Billboard and Thrasher.

In the early 2000s, he began establishing his reputation as a music journalist – contributing reviews, interviews and features to various print and online publications.

Based on his personal twenty-year relationship with the multiplatinum-selling band, Poison, Long’s debut book, A SHOT OF POISON, arrived in stores and at online retailers on April 1, 2010. By July, the salacious behind-the-scenes tell-all ranked among Amazon’s top rock book titles.

Following his spiritual awakening later in 2010, Long began developing his next writing project. Combining accounts of his personal experiences in the entertainment world with a bold Christian message, Long’s second book, C’MON! - My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation, was released on January 17, 2012 and it quickly became a popular faith-based Kindle title.


In June 2012, Long  received  his first of two degrees  in Theology from East Coast Christian University, located in Merritt Island, Florida. By year’s end he had attended the annual BigStuf Christian youth conference in Daytona Beach and had participated in a weeklong missions trip to Nicaragua. In 2013 he was brought on staff at East Coast Christian Center where he also is committed to volunteer service — mentoring teens involved in ECCC’s youth ministry programs.

From book signings to music-related events to charity fundraisers to countless church happenings, Long juggles a hectic, year-round schedule. He continues to contribute lively entertainment, political and faith-based content to various online and print publications, including Ink19.com.
 
His third book, SHOUT IT OUT LOUD - Stories of Fast Times and Faith, From the Show Biz Guru, will be released via Digital Books International on May 13, 2014.
 
Entitled, SUPERSTAR, Long's fourth book currently is in development and tentatively is set for a 2015 release.

Christopher Long lives on Florida's east coast near Cocoa Beach.

AuthorChristopherLong@yahoo.com
 

2 comments:

  1. God bless you, Chris!

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    1. before he made it on the coast he was a close friend of mine in Orlando and we would hang out and listen to kiss( somtimes dressing the parts playing and old tennis racket ) I still LMAO just remembering.
      You were always genuine Chris

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