Ted Clifton

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Award-winning author Ted Clifton has written mystery novels which feature the settings of New Mexico and Oklahoma, places where Ted spent considerable time.

One of his books, The Bootlegger’s Legacy, won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin award and the CIPA EVVY award.

He currently has three mystery series: Pacheco and Chino, the Muckraker Mystery series and the Vincent Malone series. The first book, Santa Fe Mojo, from the Malone series was just published.

Today, Ted resides in Denver with his wife and grandson, after many years living in the New Mexico desert.

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Ted Clifton Well there is always drinking (a long writer tradition). No just kidding! I just stop for awhile. Life can get in the way of writing--wife, kids, gran…moreWell there is always drinking (a long writer tradition). No just kidding! I just stop for awhile. Life can get in the way of writing--wife, kids, grandchildren, etc. When I feel too much going on is usually when I have trouble writing--and the best thing for me is too take a break and not worry about it.(less)
Ted Clifton I am still an aspiring writer so not sure I have much advice. I know the best advice I have received is to continue to write. It is difficult to stay …moreI am still an aspiring writer so not sure I have much advice. I know the best advice I have received is to continue to write. It is difficult to stay focused on the writing when there are so many distractions--much of that related to promotion and marketing (often with little success). But I would think that staying committed to the actual writing (and finding a good editor) is the best advice.(less)
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The Bootlegger’s Legacy

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Dog Gone Lies (Pacheco & Ch...

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Ted Clifton, Murder So Wrong

“He followed the Denver teams, and was an avid Rockies fan. He thought baseball was a smart game, played more or less according to rules. Football, by contrast, seemed like chaos, with victory often being decided by penalties for breaking rules that were subjective and poorly administered. It was as if the government was in charge of football, with all of its bickering and clowning, while baseball was run by the best fourth-grade teacher you ever had, the one who ensured that everyone played by the rules or not at all, and if you weren’t polite, there were consequences. He wasn’t sure where basketball fit in.”
Ted Clifton, Santa Fe Mojo

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