Chris Deary Writer & Editor

Chris Deary

I'm a senior editor at Zone, an independent digital media company based in London, Bristol and Berlin. I help our clients - including the Nike Foundation, Channel 4, BT, the Co-op Bank and London School of Economics - figure out what to say on their online channels and how to say it.

I've previously written and edited online content for The Guardian, The Sun, News of the World, London Paper, Manchester Evening News, Cosmopolitan, Company and Handbag - covering everything from reality TV to Middle Eastern travel.

I've also worked on branded content about football (for Chelsea FC, The Football League and Uefa), rugby (the Welsh Rugby Union), parenting (Mothercare) and climate change (Vodafone, Logica and Defra).

Other highlights include launching Global Cool (the eco-friendly answer to Heat magazine), Nox (the Middle East's first men's magazine) and Manny Road, a blog about my favourite football team, Bolton Wanderers, which I eventually sold to a man in a pub for a brown envelope full of (not very much) cash.

I'm currently working on my first novel, working title: Things Can Only Get Better.

I live and work in Bristol.


A novel by Chris Deary:

Peter Lord is 33 years old. He lives with his Mum, works in a nappy factory and spends his evenings stalking old school friends on Facebook.

Under his bed are various reminders of Brett - including a copy of the New Testament vandalised with the words 'RIP Kurt Cobain’, a lunchbox full of crushed up HRT pills and a Burger King name badge that Peter wears on the lapel of his blood-stained tracksuit top while visiting Susan.

Susan is the only person capable of making Peter think in the present tense, but can she help him finally escape Brett's shadow?