Official Home of Chris Howard


Official home of Chris Howard, author of Seaborn, Salvage, Saltwater Witch, and a bunch of other books, stories, and essays—published through Juno Books, Masque Books, Prime Books, Penguin, and others. I'm mainly a writer, but I also run a studio called Lykeion where I illustrate books and comics, paint cover art for books, working with individual authors and publishing houses.


Featured Books and Short Stories by Chris Howard


Saltwater Witch  by Chris Howard

Seaborn by Chris Howard

Salvage by Chris Howard

Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep by Paula Guran


Pen-Ultimate Anthology by Chris Howard

Pen-Ultimate 2 Anthology  by Chris Howard

Now Write

Now Write


I focus primarily on narrowband deep sky imaging, nebulae and supernova remnants, some of it in RGB color, with the occasional dip into lunar and planetary photography.  See my astro blog and Youtube channel.



I work in digital, watercolors, ink, charcoals, and other traditional media.  My art has appeared on dozens of book covers, art cards, interior illustrations for publishers, authors, and Kickstarter projects. You can also find my art in Shimmer, BuzzyMag, various tabletop RPGs, and on the pages of books, blogs, and other interesting places.

Discworld character studies
Sergeant Angua of the Ankh Morpork City Watch. She’s one of my favorite characters in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. Delphine Angua von Überwald is the only werewolf in the Watch–that we know of.
Sergeant Detritus of the Ankh Morpork City Watch. Another one of my favorite Terry Pratchett characters. Detritus is a troll who’s pretty green as we follow him through the book Men at Arms, but he’s already a sergeant in Feet of Clay. One of the weapons he favors is a re-purposed siege crossbow named the “Piecemaker” that he’s modified to shoot multiple bolts at once.