About Chris

Chris Carra is an award-winning freelance writer and author from Swansea. He specialises in sport, fitness and nutrition. He is also a Pn1 Certified Nutrition Coach. You can find more about his vegan nutrition coaching here.

AUTHOR

Chris has written five books for two publishers, with all five currently available for sale worldwide.

Here are some brief descriptions, while there is more on the dedicated books page.

#1 – Swansea City’s Greatest Games (Pitch Publishing, October 2014)

His debut book took the ultimate journey through fifty of Swansea City FC’s finest matches. Read more and buy this book here.

#2 – The Swansea City Miscellany (Pitch Publishing, October 2015)

His second book was published in September 2015 and is an encyclopedia of Swansea City FC history, trivia, facts and stats. This is an official club publication and was endorsed by then chairman Huw Jenkins. You can read more and buy this book here.

#3 – Swansea City Match of My Life (Pitch Publishing, August 2018)

His third book is a collection of stories told from the point of view of 16 iconic Swansea City players, who reveal their favourite games in a Swansea City shirt. Each chapter is based on an exclusive one-to-one interview with each player. This book includes a foreword from John Hartson. You can buy this book here.

#4 – The Bluffer’s Guide to Fitness (Haynes, November 2019)

Part of the 5-million-copy bestselling Bluffer’s Guide series, now published by iconic British publishing house, Haynes. You can buy a copy of this book here.

#5 – The Bluffer’s Guide to Whisky (Haynes, November 2020)

Another part of the bestselling Bluffer’s Guide series, this time on the wonderful world of whisky. This is a co-authored book, alongside David Milstead. Sadly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the physical publication of this book has been delayed until 2021, although you can currently buy the eBook here.

FREELANCE WRITER 

Before books, the majority of Chris’s day-to-day writing work is carried out for a handful of businesses around the world. He writes everything from articles and opinion pieces to web copy, reviews, press releases and blog posts on a range of topics, from sport, fitness and nutrition, to travel, technology and music. You can check out his highly-rated profile on UpWork, although if you are interested in working with him, get in touch directly for better rates.

PREVIOUS WORK

Chris began blogging in 2010, with the creation of ForzaSwansea.com , which continues to run a decade later (although is no longer owned or edited by Chris). He was editor of the site when it was named Best Sports Blog in Wales at the Wales Blog Awards 2012. Over the years, ForzaSwansea attracted more than half a million views from readers across the globe and received national media attention. He also wrote about Swansea City for other platforms including Yahoo! Sport.

Around the same time, Chris became a regular contributor on food and drink for Metro UK, and worked with several magazines and newspapers. In 2012, he was a reporter for the Llanelli Star and South Wales Evening Post, and editor of the Star Guide entertainment section.

Over the years he has contributed editorial and opinion for print, websites and radio, including BBC Wales Sport, The Sunday Times and Goal.com.  

Aside from writing, Chris has also presented several podcasts, as well as occasionally presenting the popular ‘Swansea till I Die’ radio show on Swansea Sound.

Chris (centre) after winning Best Sports Blog in Wales in 2012, along with Hamish Stuart (Editor of Sporting Wales) and Adrian Masters (ITV Wales Political Editor)