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C W Gortner

(Christopher Gortner)
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aka Christopher Gortner

C W Gortner holds an MFA in Writing with an emphasis in Renaissance Studies from the New College of California, as well as an AA from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco. After an eleven year-long career in fashion, during which he worked as a vintage retail buyer, freelance publicist, and fashion show coordinator, C.W. devoted the next twelve years to the public health sector. In 2012, he became a full-time writer following the international success of his novels.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Historical
Spymaster Chronicles
   1. The Secret Lion (2004)
     aka The Tudor Secret
   2. The Tudor Conspiracy (2013)
   3. The Tudor Vendetta (2014)
C W Gortner recommends
The Lost Season of Love and Snow (2018)
Jennifer Laam
"This hauntingly elegant tale of love and tragedy in Imperial Russia, as seen through the eyes of Pushkin's much-reviled wife, sweeps us up into the fatal glamour and deceptions of an era, the peril of choices, and one woman's resilient struggle to discover herself."
Ecstasy (2018)
Mary Sharratt
"Alma Mahler’s unexpected, often heartbreaking journey from muse to independence comes to vivid, dramatic life. Sharratt skillfully evokes turn-of-the-century Vienna and the musical genius of the era, returning Alma to her rightful place in history as both the inspiration to the men in her life and a gifted artist in her own right."

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