Author Profile – Chris Quinton

The second author to be profiled this month is Chris Quinton. Here’s a short bio of Chris

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 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, writing mostly in the male/male genre. In her spare time [hah!] she embroiders, quilts and knits. Over the years she has been a stable lad in a local racing stable and stud, a part-time and unpaid amateur archaeologist, a civilian clerk at her local police station and a 15th century re-enactor.

She currently lives in a small and ancient city in the south-west of the United Kingdom, sharing her usually chaotic home with an extended family, two large dogs, fancy mice and sundry goldfish.

Chris has written several M/M books, three of which have been reviewed on the site:

Sea Change

Injured on duty and no longer fit for active service, soon-to-be-ex-Coast Guard Bran Kaulana is drifting, filling his days helping out at the Wai Ola Rescue Center, one of Honolulu’s wildlife charities. He’s working with the new veterinary, Steve, a man drawn to O’ahu by his fascination with dolphins. As their friendship slowly deepens into love, the two men are caught up in the mystery of injured seals and dolphins, a ruthless gang of smugglers and a not-so-dormant undersea lava vent.

Dark Waters

Flein is a wanderer by instinct and need, roaming the known world as the fancy takes him.

In the Highland village of Glenfinnan, women have been raped and brutally murdered. The killer is a waterhorse, a monstrous shapeshifter by all accounts. But when Flein meets Donnchadh, first in its equine form, then its man-shape, he knows the water-horse is innocent. As they hunt for the real murderer, Flein reluctantly becomes more and more drawn to the handsome shapeshifter. Donnchadh, though wary, shares the same attraction.

But time is against them. They must find the killer before more women die. Then suspicion is turned on them and the hunters be-come the hunted.

Aloes

A fluke accident puts Perry in a coma. When he awakes, his scrambled synapses have given him a talent; he can tell truth from lies simply by their flavour. This, plus the new client who is far too attractive for Perry’s peace of mind, the client’s contentious family and the dilapidated old mansion Perry has to restore for him – not to mention anonymous threats which escalate to attempted murder – all ensure that Perry’s life will never be the same again.

In addition she has published two other M/M books:

Fool’s Errand – Manifold Press

Breaking Point – Torquere Press

She also has an upcoming novel Starfall, which will be released early next year by Silver Publishing

Chris’s contact information

website: http://chrisquinton.com

email: chris.quintonwriter@ymail.com

Author

I live in Canada and I love big dogs, music, movies, reading and sports – especially baseball

12 comments

  • That is quite a diverse working history!
    I’m just glad you took to writing!
    I too loved Aloes, Sea Change and Fools Errand. Dark Waters is next on my list.

    I prefer to read novel length stories where the author takes time to develop the characters and deliver interesting plot lines and highly recommend your books to all!
    Wishing you continued success!

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  • Great profile! I’ve always loved the weird-job list and, Chris, yours ranks with the best of them — especially “stable lad”! I’m very glad to hear that we’re getting a sequel for Aloes because I can’t wait to see what you continue to do with that synesthesia subplot. 🙂

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  • I absolutely loved “Aloes” and can’t wait for the sequel.
    Also recently enjoyed “Fools Errand” about Andreas and Xavi, a love story and adventure/mystery. The story is set in 2042 and Andreas is a cop (who happens to be a vampire) and Xavi his reluctant witness to a murder. I believe this will also have a sequel.
    Another “must read” is “Sea Change”.
    Chris writes characters and plotlines that are different and enjoyable. I highly recommend readers get her stories.

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  • Hi, Wave,

    Thank you for this, it’s been a pleasure working with you *g*.

    Raine,
    Yes, there is a sequel to Aloes in the works. I’d hoped to have had it ready for Manifold Press’s May 2011 releases, but Real Life and ongoing health [back pain] issues have limited my computer time. Working title is’ Oil And Water’ and I’ve started the first draft.

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    • Chris
      It’s my pleasure. You have been nothng but professional in all my dealings with you on behalf of Manifold Press.

      Looking forward to Starfall. 🙂

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  • I’ve read and enjoyed ‘Aloes’, my only problem with it was an abrupt and somewhat untidy ending . I like my i’s dotted etc. Do you know if there is going to be a sequel?

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    • Raine
      I’m not sure if Chris has plans for a sequel but she will be here later today and I’m sure she’ll be happy to answer your question at that time. 🙂

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