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Chris Patchell

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Chris Patchell is the bestselling author of In the Dark and the Indie Reader Discovery Award winning novel Deadly Lies. A tech worker by day and a writer by night, Chris Patchell pens gritty suspense novels set in the Pacific Northwest.

Writing has been a lifelong passion for Chris. She fell in love with storytelling in the third grade when her half-page creative writing assignment turned into a five-page story on vampires. Even back then Chris had a gift for writing intricate plots that were so good her father refused to believe she didn't steal them from comic books.

Her novels have been praised by Kevin O’Brien and Robert Dugoni, and her rich complex plot lines and well-drawn characters will keep you turning pages w
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Chris Patchell It's easy to get stuck. I either skip over a scene and write what I do know, or I just barrel ahead and write the scene, no matter how half-baked and…moreIt's easy to get stuck. I either skip over a scene and write what I do know, or I just barrel ahead and write the scene, no matter how half-baked and crappy it might be. Even if I end up throwing the scene away, it gets me moving in the right direction. One thought prompts another, and suddenly I'm making forward progress again.(less)
Chris Patchell I love sitting down at my laptop and letting my imagination take control. It's the best kind of therapy.
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Check out my Guest Blog post for the partners in Crime Tour. It takes about breaking the rules.

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