Chris Brauer

Author and Teacher

Chris Brauer lives in Creston, BC (on the traditional unceded territory of the Yaqan Nuʔkiy). He teaches elementary school and is the author of four books — most recently his two travel memoirs.

Brimming with humour, history, and a celebration of the simple pleasures in life, Frankincense Land: A Canadian Family in the Sultanate of Oman details three years living on the shores of the Arabian Sea with his young family. They are strangers in a strange land, battling culture shock, bureaucracy, and missing the comforts of home – but they discover more similarities between us than differences.

With his terrible sense of direction, and his willingness to go where the wind takes him, the author discovers a place that feels more like home than home itself in Lost Between the Stones and the Sea: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland. It’s more than just a love letter to the Emerald Isle. More than a series of misadventures. It’s a journey of discovery into the deep heart’s core.

Muttering his motto, “How hard can it be?” Chris Brauer has wandered aimlessly in some of the more unique corners of the world. He is currently working on a book exploring his relationship with the natural world – exploring openness and vulnerability, but especially the magic and mystery found in BC’s rainforests.