Christopher Laird

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Christopher Laird
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Born (1980-02-08) February 8, 1980 (age 44)
Detroit, MI
NationalityAfrican American
Alma mater
  • Detroit Institute Of Art
  • Detroit Zoo
Height6 ft (183 cm)
  • Charles Laird Sr. (father)
  • Anita (mother)
  • Charles Laird (brother)
  • Nicholas Laird (brother)
  • Elizebeth Laird (Sister)
  • Nicole Mapes (Sister)
  • Kyla Laird (niece)
AwardsSplash magazine Breakthrough Author of The Year 2021

Christopher Laird (February 8, 1980) is an American science fiction author, screenwriter, director, Psychologist, and mental health advocator. He is best known for publishing best-selling novels: Origins, Eternity's Past, and Origins 3:The Children Of Mykia. Laird is also working on the second season of his stage play The True Meaning Of Christmas: From The Perspective Of An Alien, which is the unofficial third book of the ORIGINS series.[1][2]

Laird has been featured in several leading media publications, interviews, and podcast shows such as Elucid Magazine,[3] Yahoo,[4][5] Calipost,[6] Los Angeles Tribune,[7] Author’s Corner, The Big Broadcast Radio Show, and others.

Early life and education

Laird was born and raised in the Sherwood Forest district in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic school in Detroit and Southfield High School afterward. Laird began writing scripts as a child and had his friends and kids in the neighborhood perform the scenarios as he recorded them on the camcorder. Due to his father's absence, Laird faced numerous difficulties during his upbringing, eventually leading him to anxiety and depression. He began creating stories to combat his mental state, and with frequent therapy and guidance throughout high school, he emerged more resilient.

Laird received his degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. He is attending Harvard University to expand his knowledge and comprehension of psychology.


Laird began writing books on science fiction at the age of 15. He started his career as a full-time science fiction writer in his 30s. Laird is known to have published four novels Origins, Eternity’s Past, Origins 3: The Children Of Mykia, and The True Meaning Of Christmas: From The Perspective Of An Alien.[8]

The stage adaptation of Laird's novel The True Meaning of Christmas: From the Perspective of an Alien was live-streamed on December 11, 2021. The show was a tremendous success, attracting thousands of viewers from around the globe. In the play, Xona Bari, an alien from Mykia, visits her human boyfriend, architect Monty Herrshoff, on Earth during the 1940s holiday season. The recording artist Isis Damil plays Xona Bari, while Nathan R plays Monty Herrshoff in the drama. In addition, Laird is working on releasing the second season of this stage play, which is unofficially the third book in the ORIGINS series.[9]

His Origin series is about a particle with divine abilities. Xona and Captain Stratford, the series' primary characters, have mastered this power. The three books in the series focus on Xona and Stratford's struggle for dominance of the universe. In the third novel in a series, Xona is a defeated tyrant living with her daughter in the slums of Cordayia. She is wanted by numerous galaxies in the universe and is hiding to protect her daughter. It is a tale filled with political corruption, violent space warfare, family, and humor.[10]

Laird is also an active member of The Detroit Institute of Arts and The Detroit Zoo, contributing to their efforts to become internationally renowned institutions.[11]


  • Origins (2017)[12]
  • Eternity’s Past: The Reign of Xona (2019)
  • The True Meaning Of Christmas: From The Perspective Of An Alien (2019)
  • Origins 3: The Children Of Mykia (2020)
  • Origins 4: The Rise Of Mykia (2022)

Awards and recognitions

Laird has been credited as the Breakthrough Author of The Year 2021 by Splash magazine.


Laird’s sister, Elizebeth Laird, was murdered in May 2019. He has established the Elizebeth Laird Scholarship fund in her honor, which is intended to aid students who aspire to become nurses.

Personal life

Laird is an avid fisherman known for catching large Bass and Pike. He desires to fish in large competitions such as Bassmasters and FLW. Additionally, Laird has a passion for art, especially European art, primarily French art from the 17th to early 19th centuries. Laird occasionally participates in online chess tournaments and desires to be nationally ranked.

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In the media



  1. "Interview with the science fiction Author Christopher Laird, Extraordinary Talent Interview for the Stage Play of the Novel 'The True Meaning Of Christmas: From The Perspective Of An Alien', on December 11th 2021". FilmmakerLife. 15 May 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  2. "Christopher Laird, From Science Fiction Writing to Movie Making: He Does it All". eyes on hollywood. 21 May 2022. Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  3. "Science fiction author Chris Laird". Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  4. "christopher-laird-unveils-third-book". Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  5. "christopher-laird-unveils-third-book". Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  6. "Christopher Laird's Best-Selling Series ORIGINS Is Becoming A Stage Play - Cali Post". 2 August 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  7. "Catching up with rising science fiction author Christopher Laird | The Los Angeles Tribune". Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  8. "St. Paul's Chris Laird is rising science fiction author! | St Pauls Rochester UMC". Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  9. Time, Jukebox (29 September 2022). "Interview with author Christopher Laird". Jukebox Time. Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  10. "S02 E59: Interview With Author And Entreprenuer, Christopher Laird". Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  11. "analienchristmas". analienchristmas. Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  12. Noble, Barnes &. "Origins|Paperback". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 13 December 2022.

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