Raised in Missouri’s rugged Ozark Mountains and on Florida’s sunny Space Coast, Christopher Long is a best-selling author, show biz analyst, award-winning musician, entertainer, radio host and a rising name in Christian ministry. Known for his conversational, common sense style, Long has been called everything from a “spiritual lightweight” and a “pathetic loser” to a “mighty man of God” and “the most interesting man in the world.”
Long first was lured into the professional entertainment world at age 15 when he promoted a local rock concert event as a student government project in 1978. By the 1990s, he was involved with bringing various top-name acts to concert stages throughout Florida’s central east coast.
Since 1985 Long also has been the frontman for the outrageous, Florida-based, award-winning hard rock act, Dead Serios. The band scored a college radio hit in 1989 with the rap / metal single, “Butterbean Queen," and has been featured in such prestigious periodicals as Billboard and Thrasher.
|Christopher Long (center) onstage in 2018 with|
his award-winning hard rock band, Dead Serios.
During the 2000s Long established his name as an entertainment writer — contributing reviews, interviews and features to various print and online publications, as well as becoming an in-demand special events personality and DJ.
Based on his personal 20-year relationship with the multi-platinum band, Poison, Long’s debut memoir, A SHOT OF POISON, arrived in stores on April 1, 2010. By July, the salacious tell-all ranked among Amazon’s top-selling rock titles.
Following his spiritual awakening later in 2010, Long began developing his next writing project. Combining accounts of his personal experiences in the entertainment world with a bold new Christian message, his second book, C’MON! - My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation, was released on January 17, 2012 and it quickly became a popular faith-based Kindle title.
|Christopher Long at 2013 Florida meet-and-greet.|
In June 2012, Long received his first of two degrees in Theology from East Coast Christian University, located in Merritt Island, Florida. By year’s end, he had attended the annual BIGSTUF Christian youth conference in Daytona Beach and had participated in his first of many international missionary trips. In 2013, Long also served as a ministry leader for the week-long UNTAMED youth camp in Gainesville, Florida.
Long's third book, SHOUT IT OUT LOUD - Stories of Fast Times and Faith, From the Show Biz Guru, was released on May 13, 2014. His fiction debut, SUPERSTAR, as well as his next Christian Living title, LIVIN' ON A PRAYER, both are currently in development.
In November 2016, Long's weekly Internet radio show, MY COUNTRY, debuted worldwide on the Real Country Radio Network.
Christopher Long continues to contribute lively content to such entertainment publications as Ink19.com and MuenMagazine.net.
|Christopher Long appearing at the 2018|
"Rock Con" expo in Cocoa Beach, FL.
From book signings to music-related events to charity fundraisers to countless church happenings, Long juggles a hectic, year 'round personal appearance schedule.
Christopher Long lives on Florida's east coast, just south of Cocoa Beach.
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