About Chris Raabe
My name is Chris Raabe, the author of THE PHENOMENON TRILOGY. Book One, THE NEW PHENOMENON was released October 2011. Book two, ON THE RUN will be released January 15, 2013. You can look for book three, END GAME to be released in the summer of 2013. I have had a number of poems and essays published by Fine Lines, a non-profit writing publication, which I also help edit when I have the time.
Not only am I an author, but I also teach middle school in Omaha, Nebraska. Along with teaching, I coach softball in the fall at a local high school and for a summer youth softball organization, so my year consists of a lot of days on the ball fields around the Omaha area.
I enjoy the outdoors with my family, and in the spring you might find me working in the garden with one of my daughters. I can’t pass up the opportunity to do a little grilling in the backyard or drown a couple worms in a small lake, hoping to hook my next lunker.
I spent my youth in the Omaha area before moving to Red Oak, Iowa for high school. That is probably why I selected Red Oak as the setting for my first book. I enjoyed my time there before moving on to college at Peru State, where I played baseball and wrote for the Peru State Times newspaper. My years in Red Oak with Mr. Button and Mr. Gilbert as my mentors helped shape me as a writer. I enjoy putting pen to paper to scratch out an idea before tackling the keyboard to create the next poem, essay, or book. As my Fine Lines leader, Dave Martin, would say, “Write On!”