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Chris Quinton

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Chris started creating stories not long after she mastered joined-up writing, somewhat to the bemusement of her parents and her English teachers. But she received plenty of encouragement. Her dad gave her an already old Everest typewriter when she was about ten, and it was probably the best gift she'd ever received – until the inventions of the home-computer and the worldwide web.

Chris's reading and writing interests range from historical, mystery, and paranormal, to science-fiction and fantasy, mostly in the male/male genre. She also writes male/female novels in the name of Chris Power. She refuses to be pigeon-holed and intends to uphold the long and honourable tradition of the Eccentric Brit to the best of her ability. In her spare tim
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Chris Quinton When I was a teenager, I worked as a stablehand at a racing stable and stud out in the countryside. It was based around an old manor house and all of …moreWhen I was a teenager, I worked as a stablehand at a racing stable and stud out in the countryside. It was based around an old manor house and all of us who worked with the horses had rooms up in the servants quarters in the attics. One of my jobs was getting the morning feeds ready, which meant being up by four in the morning. A few mornings I would hear the sounds of metal-shod hooves trotting along the cobbled lane at the back of the stables, but none of our horses were in the paddocks overnight, and no one was riding out at that time of day. And no horse ever appeared, with or without a rider...(less)
Chris Quinton Hi, Kathleen, Caravaggio's Angel has had the first few chapters extensively reworked at the request of Manifold's editor, in that the time-scale of hi…moreHi, Kathleen, Caravaggio's Angel has had the first few chapters extensively reworked at the request of Manifold's editor, in that the time-scale of his great-uncle's death was changed to a matter of days rather than years, and the rest of the book reflects that change. Other than that, the other changes are minimal.

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And it will take take a bit longer to bring this site entirely up to date. There are lots of reasons for the huge gap between posts - a combination of health issues, and simple procrastination [of which I am a past mistress and Olympic Gold Medal material]. Since the health issues aren't going away, nor will they lessen, I'm going to do my damnedest to keep this blog up to date from now on.

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Chris Quinton Robin wrote: "Thanks for friending me. I am arranging events in Wigtown in South West Scotland. For the wekend 23-25th Jube.I have a mystery weekend I have space for two authors on the Saturday to speak in the l..."

Many thanks for the invite, Robin, but I have to regretfully decline. I'm attending a friend's wedding that weekend in June, and much as I would love to visit Scotland again, I don't have the cash. Can I recommend you contact RJ Scott or Charlie Chocrane? They both write mysteries in various genres, and they both have Goodreads pages.

Hope your weekends go very well.

Regards
Chris


message 6: by Robin

Robin Richmond Thanks for friending me. I am arranging events in Wigtown in South West Scotland. For the wekend 23-25th Jube.I have a mystery weekend I have space for two authors on the Saturday to speak in the library. Would you be interested? I have another weekend in October


message 5: by Chris

Chris Quinton Cari wrote: "Thanks for friending me! I'm just finishing Undercover Blues and really enjoying it--I love the time period."

Thanks, Cari, I'm really glad you're enjoying it, and thanks for letting me know.


message 4: by Cari

Cari Z. Thanks for friending me! I'm just finishing Undercover Blues and really enjoying it--I love the time period.


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message 2: by Sloan

Sloan Parker Hi Chris. Thanks for the friend request. Hope your writing is going well. Happy reading!


message 1: by Mark

Mark Sheldon Thanks for the friend add, Chris! :D

~Mark


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