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Christopher Lentz

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Royal Oak, Michigan, The United States
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Margaret Mitchell, Dan Brown, Sidney Sheldon

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December 2014


Christopher Lentz is the acclaimed author of Opening Doors (biography, 2019), My Friend Marilyn (historical fiction, 2018) and The Blossom Trilogy (historical romance). His books are about hope, second chances and outcasts overcoming obstacles. But most of all, they are about how love changes everything.

Lentz made his mark as a corporate-marketing executive before becoming a full-time storyteller.

When asked to offer a dozen things people should know about him, Lentz says he:
1) Is an author who gave Marilyn Monroe a second chance
2) Kissed the love of his life atop the Eiffel Tower
3) Lives in a haunted Victorian house
4) Earned a paycheck dressing up as Winnie the Pooh at Disneyland
5) Stands in awe of lightening, thunder and the from-scratch c
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Christopher Lentz Just write! There will never be enough time or energy. So if you don't start and actually write something, there's nothing to edit/refine. Also, writi…moreJust write! There will never be enough time or energy. So if you don't start and actually write something, there's nothing to edit/refine. Also, writing can be a solo sport. Depending on the genre you're writing in, join a group. I cannot speak highly enough of Romance Writers of America. So generous. So caring. So supportive. (less)
Christopher Lentz When I wrote my debut novel (BLOSSOM), it was going to be just that ... a novel. One novel. But my beta readers kept asking what happened next. Not be…moreWhen I wrote my debut novel (BLOSSOM), it was going to be just that ... a novel. One novel. But my beta readers kept asking what happened next. Not because the story was incomplete, but they liked the characters and didn't want to walk away from them. So, I plotted a trilogy which required me to make some adjustments to the first book. Now I've added at least two companion novellas. My romantic suspense trilogy is coming along nicely.

I've also set into motion several other projects that required some legal and marketing approvals. I secured them, and those stories will be outstanding! Secrets for now, but not for long!(less)
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"My Friend Marilyn" makes its debut!

Dreams really do come true! I just released a can't-be-missed summer beach read... a historical-fiction novel, My Friend Marilyn: The Great American Destination Series. It's now available from major retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords. It was published the day before what would've been Marilyn’s 92nd birthday on June 1.

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"Think back. Waaaay back, to when you first decided you wanted to write. You sat down, maybe at a computer, maybe with a pen and napkin, or even (in my case) on the back of a motorcycle, and wove a story in your head. Remember how excited you were?..." Read more of this blog post »
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Family Wanted (Willow's Haven #1) delivered exactly what it promised. Heartwarming. Inspirational. Romance.

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I must admit, though, I was instantly drawn to read "The Beautiful Strangers" because it overlaps one of my recently released novels, "My Friend Marilyn." Same time. Same place. Same mov
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Christopher Lentz Thank you, Donna. I think you'll really enjoy the Blossom Trilogy. It's an epic series based in California, starting with a forbidden love triangle set against the horrific 1906 earthquake and firestorm in San Francisco.

The second book, BLOSSOM ON THE ROAD OF DREAMS, is all about following you heart. Blossom's fresh start begins with Brock…and ends by running away in a horse-drawn wagon. Desperate for change, Blossom knows she can’t hide her darkest secret for long. Will that secret ruin her new life and new love?


Donna wrote: "Thanks Christopher for the friend acceptance on Good Reads.
I love reading Historical Romance and your books sound great."



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Donna Thanks Christopher for the friend acceptance on Good Reads.
I love reading Historical Romance and your books sound great.


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