Christopher R. Taylor

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Christopher Taylor is the author of three novels -- Snowberry's Veil, Old Habits, and Life Unworthy -- along with many other works for role playing games. He lives in Oregon and is always at work on another novel.

A life long dreamer, Christopher encountered fantasy in The Hobbit at a young age and for him it was like coming home. He learned to play AD&D in 1979 and his gaming experiences as player and GM have shaped his storytelling and world building skills to a razor sharp edge.

Both Old Habits and Snowberry's Veil are set in his game world Jolrhos and reflect his love of both the wilds of Oregon and the gaming worlds he's been a part of.

Christopher checks the back of closets for Narnia and feels odd writing about himself in the third
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Christopher R. Taylor I've gotten more focused over the years, honing my craft. Early copies of Snowberry's Veil are very rough and have significant problems with timeline…moreI've gotten more focused over the years, honing my craft. Early copies of Snowberry's Veil are very rough and have significant problems with timeline and even a horse that disappears without explanation.

Most of my experience with writing came from running role playing games for decades - inventing stories with others on the fly with a skeleton of a plot - and I have learned quite a bit from those experiences and preparing games.(less)
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Life Unworthy

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Old Habits

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Snowberry's Veil

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The Fantasy Codex

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Two Kings Keep

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Elenthar's Tower

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The Jolrhos Bestiary: volume 1

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The Lost Castle

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Going Horse

A while back I wrote about the significance of properly writing horses and their behavior into your stories. Too many -- nearly all -- fantasy stories treat a horse as a sort of living motorcycle you can ride all day long and just park somewhere while you adventure.



But there's more to the story, so to speak, than just the horse. Horses require a great deal of care and special equipment. Read more of this blog post »
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A decent set of three westerns from the big three writers of the time: Max Brand, Zane Gray, and Louis L'Amour. Each story is a different sort of approach to the western, with each giving their signature stamp on the tale. The editor has some ...more
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“I have seen tyrants come and go, and each seems more invincible and more terrible than the last. They all fail. Empires arise and crumble. What matters is what each of us do where we are, when we are.”
Christopher R Taylor, Life Unworthy

“What's good for reform is bad for the reformers”
Loren D. Estleman Gas City

“The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice.”
G.K. Chesterton

“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.”
-A. A. Milne

“I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did.”
Francis Schaeffer

“To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.”
Louis L'Amour

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Christopher Taylor I only know a few, in the Portland and Eugene area mostly. There's never been any sort of meetup in the area that I am aware of.


Octiparan Howdy Christopher,

I noticed you are in Salem, OR. This means were neighbors, as I live in Keizer. I've lived in Keizer 10+ years, Salem 10 years and a number of other places around the country before that. My real home is Billings, Montana. I'm trapped here in Oregon due to the triplet grand kids. If you ever want to meet in person just let me know.

BTW, has there ever been a Moron meet up in the general area? and are there any other rons and ettes in the area?

Thanks
Lee


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