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Ep69 Chris Stead – Editor, Writer, and Children’s Book Author

Chris Stead


Writing has been a part of Chris Stead’s life since he was very young. In fact, he won the “creative

writing” award way back in Year 3 at school as a seven-year-old. During his senior school years, Chris

wrote constantly, be it stories while he was sitting at his desk in class not concentrating on the

teacher, or writing up news reports on all the sports and experiences the kids in his local

neighborhood enjoyed every day.

Fast forward a little and Chris’ media career could only be described as diverse. Spanning

publications and clients as broad as Maxim Men’s Magazine to the University of NSW to Game

Informer Australia and Krash Kids Magazine he has spent 20+ years writing and editing across the

Australian media industry.

In 2014, Chris launched a new chapter in his writing life. He founded his own company, Old Mate

Media, and launched the first of a range of children’s books in The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly

series. Chris’s vision for the company is that other aspiring writers who would like to create their

own digital publications – no matter what the topic – will enlist Old Mate Media to help them turn

their dream into a reality.


You can find out more about Chris and Old Mate Media at

Or connect with him on one of the following social channels



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