I live with my wife, Shirley, and two shelter dogs, Coco and Emmie, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. As a lad I lived, breathed, and dreamed aeroplanes; I won a place at RAE Farnborough learning to engineer them. But the reality didn’t fit my dream, so I took off into a stint in the army and then away to join the oil circus. Flying objects are tools when they now appear in my writing – I guess that’s the effect of maturity, but I hope, not a constricted, resigned, and unimaginative maturity. The mind still soars, even without wings, and the dream of carrying others to a better future is now on the page.
Some readers comment that none of my stories take place next door to the lives most people live; the less charitable find similarity in characters who tend to be stubborn, independent, and out of step with the world’s expectations. Perhaps there’s a connection between the worlds I portray in fiction, and my working life in oil exploration in the Libyan Desert, the Canadian Arctic, and the mountains and forests of Western Canada.
I’ve written stories set in Anglo_Saxon Britain, in modern industrial projects, in the alternate world of Gaia, and the fantasy world of Rast. Sometimes I satirize jobs I’ve done. Many of my central characters are smart, beautiful, and dangerous women who lead unwilling males to fulfil the duties before them. Lt. Gisel Matah in “Deadly Enterprise” is perhaps the most Bond_like of these. I like writing novels about realities my readers can enjoy in the guise of dashing adventurers; loyal comrades; lovers; or pledged sovereigns. I hope they find there the spark that brings them to realize greater dreams of their own.
About Christopher Hoare and the Iskander Novels
My page on my publisher's site gives links to all my novels and to the two anthologies I have stories in, so if you want a quick look, go to http://www.double_dragon_ebooks.com/eAuthor.php?Name=Christopher%20Hoare where you will also find a short bio. I have this website at http://www.christopherhoare.ca and a blog at http://thewildcatsvictory.wordpress.com and at http://www.trailowner.blogspot.com
Watch for updates at http://thewildcatsvictory.wordpress.com as it’s where I post updates about new releases, promotions and the locations of prize givaways. I also make regular blog entries there ... well usually.
I have this key to the Iskander series novels posted elsewhere on this site but I’ll put it here as well, for readers who might want to follow the stories chronolgically:
||2343 Gaian Year
||Gisel is a sixteen year old.
||Gisel is a 17 year old officer trainee.
||Gisel leads the 17th Light Infantry Company
||Gisel’s covert mission to Skrona
|Gisel Matah and the Slave Ship
||Gisel is an experienced lieutenant of 19
|In Harm’s Way
||Continues the maritime adventures.
||The mission to Lubitz. (First novel released)
|The Wildcat’s Victory
||Major Gisel Matah leads 3rd Light Cavalry.
|The Wildcat’s Burden
||Gisel is military governor of Skrona.
||what would readers like to see?