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Christopher D. McDonald is an author and designer from Sydney, Australia.

He now writes under the pen name Chris Winspear. For up to date information on his new fiction, see his new website at

His latest novel, The Lightreaders, won the prestigious NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship 2017. He is currently seeking an agent to represent the manuscript. Several of his short stories have been shortlisted for awards. This year he will complete his Master of Arts in Creative Writing at UTS.

He has been practicing fortune telling since traveling to Peru in 2009. If you are in Sydney and interested in a reading, please contact via email.

As a designer, he was the lead CAD design at Manifester’s 3D Printing and Design Workshop, specialising in Industrial Design and 3D Printing. Since then, he has been working for small manufacturers, both in the the US and in Australia, in their R & D and tool-making departments.