About the Speaker
Originally from Newport Beach, California, C. R. Stewart has twenty years of experience writing fiction, nonfiction, and movie screenplays. His areas of expertise also includes film and media production, global strategy, and international marketing.
C.R. Stewart received a Bachelor of Arts in British Literature and European History from Brown University; did post- graduate work at Harvard University; earned an MBA from Boston College; and is pursuing a Master of Science in Advanced Management and a PhD in Strategy.
Now based in San Diego, C.R. Stewart is a strong supporter of education and the arts. He enjoys world travel, reading, riding, swimming, sailing, and tennis. He is dedicated to sharing his passion, writing & storytelling and the importance of creativity, with educators and students all over the world!
I am so excited that you are interested in Britfield & the Lost Crown. Part of a seven book series, Britfield was conceived as an idea over 10 years ago while sitting in a seminar in New England. It started as a sketch I did of a hot air balloon with a young boy and girl trapped inside. From this simple drawing sprang the entire concept and story for Britfield. I also liked the idea of adventure, exploration and freedom—seeing an extraordinary country for the first time: moving from place to place, enjoying spectacular scenery and exciting events, learning new things, meeting people, making friends and having hope for a better future. I like that not everything is what it seems. Not everyone is who you think they are: the simple often can become great, the great often turn out to be simple. Everyone has a unique story and this is Tom and Sarah’s story.
I spent 4 years and 2,500 hours writing and editing Britfield & the Lost Crown. By draft three, I piloted the book at public and private schools, having hundreds of students reading, reviewing and commenting on the book. Their feedback was priceless, and I am grateful for their participation.
Britfield, Book I takes place in England, and I have always loved the country—its complex history, dynamic culture, wonderful people and beautiful countryside are filled with a rich tapestry of amazing stories. I also lived in England for almost a year and have been back to visit over thirty times. I have visited Hadrian’s Wall between Scotland and England, walked the haunting moors by the Brontes’ home in Haworth, wandered the streets of London, toured Dicken’s house, explored Thomas Harding’s Dorset and made my way down to the Cornish shores of Fowey, where Daphne du Maurier wrote her romantic suspense novels. All these experiences have deeply influenced my life and my writing, especially Britfield & the Lost Crown. Enjoy this exciting adventure novel!