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Chris Delyani

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in Chelsea, MA, The United States
September 24

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William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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About this author

In 1993 I moved to San Francisco to devote myself to fiction and have been at it ever since. I'm now the author of two novels: The Love Thing (2009) and You Are Here (2012).

In 2012, I made a public bet with my family, friends, and fans that I would write a complete first draft of a new novel in 100 days, or pay $100 to an anti-gay marriage charity. I wrote the draft in 90 days and donated the money instead to Planned Parenthood. Needless to say, the new work is a heaping mess; yet I hope to have it out sometime in 2015.

You can find me on Twitter, @chrisdelyani.


Average rating: 4.29 · 107 ratings · 37 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Love Thing
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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You Are Here
4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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The judge in the 21st Annual Writer's Digest Self Published Book Awards compared You Are Here to the early work of David Leavitt; you can read the judge's entire review on the front page of my website, www.chrisdelyani.com.

As part of winning first place in the contest's mainstream fiction category, I earned a notice in the Midwest Book Review, in which the reviewer described "memorable characte... Read more of this blog post »
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Chris Delyani Stacey Jo wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite :o)" Thanks to you for accepting it!


Stacey Jo Thanks for the friendvite :o)


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Chris Delyani ★Nic Starr★ Because two men are better than one! wrote: "Thanks for the friend request!"
Thanks for accepting it! Looking forward to connecting with you on Goodreads.


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Nic Thanks for the friend request!


message 11: by Chris

Chris Delyani Ajax1978 wrote: "Happy New Year to you as well.

To speed things along I can help you. You need somebody to type? Someone to look for their/there/they're mistakes? Someone to come up with more lines like "he fucked..."


*laughing* That's kind of you, Ajax, but I'm afraid I've got to go this one alone. I've learned that getting to know my characters is like getting to know people in real life -- it just takes time. But I appreciate your offer -- and the generosity of you, Yoshi, and all my other fans!


message 10: by Chris

Chris Delyani Yoshi wrote: "Hi Chris,
Happy New Year!
Oh yes, there are more people out there waiting for your next book!
Keep us posted. :)"


Very grateful, Yoshi. My sincerest wishes for a lovely 2014.


Ajax1978 Happy New Year to you as well.

To speed things along I can help you. You need somebody to type? Someone to look for their/there/they're mistakes? Someone to come up with more lines like "he fucked her hair off"? I'm your man.


message 8: by Yoshi

Yoshi Hi Chris,
Happy New Year!
Oh yes, there are more people out there waiting for your next book!
Keep us posted. :)


message 7: by Chris

Chris Delyani Ajax1978 wrote: "Write another book, please"

So nice to hear from you, man -- happy new year! I'm grateful you're actually waiting for my next book.

Unfortunately, despite working on it practically every day since I began my first draft nearly two years ago, my latest won't be ready in 2014. But I do hope to have a final draft done before year-end, after which I'll be handing it over to professional editors for (I imagine) extensive revisions. I can only hope that once it's done, it'll be something worth waiting for.

As for what the book's about, all I'll say at this point is that it's closer in intensity to "You Are Here" than it is to "The Love Thing." Maybe for my fourth book I'll consider turning back to the light.

Hope you have a great 2014!

Chris


Ajax1978 Write another book, please


message 5: by Chris

Chris Delyani Thanks, Yoshi -- happy new year to you! As for the new book ... stay posted!


message 4: by Yoshi

Yoshi Chris, Happy New Year to you!
I am still waiting patiently for your next book :-)


message 3: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


message 2: by Chris

Chris Delyani Hi Dora,

I'm flattered that you consider it an honor to be my first friend! Please feel free to encourage any of your current friends to approach me -- I'm a little shy, but I definitely don't bite.

Thanks!

Chris




message 1: by Dora

Dora Traynor WooHoo! I am so pleased to be your first friend! That makes 3 for me! I'm on a roll!

In Friendship,
Dora


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