Howdy! You’ve stumbled upon my web site, eh? Welcome. What’s a Muhlenfeld, you ask? Does it have something to do with farfegnugen? Are there umlauts involved? Regrettably, the answer to all of those questions is no. Except for the umlauts. There are umlauts, but not so much in America (or Thailand, for that matter), so I’m afraid that I’m a Muhlenfeld without an umlaut, but you don’t need to feel sorry for me. I’m fine without one, really.
Umlauts aside, my name is Chris Muhlenfeld and I’m an American writer living on the beautiful island of Phuket in Southern Thailand.
I’m currently working on finishing up my first book (which somehow turned into a trilogy when I wasn’t looking, the damn thing). I’ll be using this site as the platform for my books, and to keep in touch with my readers. Yes, yes — I can hear what you’re thinking all the way from Thailand. It’s a bit presumptuous of me to think that I’ll actually have readers, but I’m trying to nurture my inner optimist, so cut me some slack, Jack.
Please feel free to drop me a line – I’d love to hear from you!
I know — that’s the Sydney opera house. I apologize for not giving you a picture of me in Thailand. The only recent photo that I have besides this one from our recent trip to Oz is one of my feet in a hammock (a common position for me these days). Oh yeah? You want to see that too? OK…
This is how I prefer to read books, whenever possible. While ideally suited for reading, the hammock is a pretty terrible place for writing. I had big dreams of writing entire novels perched in my hammock but discovered that it’s much easier to write if you’re in a plain room at a plain desk facing a plain white wall. Yup. Reality can be a harsh, hammockless place sometimes.