Chrissie Parker is a UK author, who lives in the county of Devon.
Chrissie has published six books including Integrate and Temperance (books one and two of The Moon Series), Among the Olive Groves, Nabataea and The Secrets, a collection of Poems and Short Stories.Wind Across the Nileis her sixth book. Other work includes articles for the Bristolian Newspaper, The Huffington Post and The Artist Unleashed. Chrissie also writes regularly for Zakynthos Informer.
Chrissie’s poem Maisie was performed at the 100 poems by 100 women event at the Bath International Literary Festival in 2013. In 2016 Among the Olive Groves won an historical fiction award in the Summer Indie Book Awards.
Chrissie is passionate about Ancient History, Archaeology and Travel, and has completed two Egyptology courses and an Archaeological Techniques course with Exeter University.
Speed interview with Chrissie Parker
Q: You live in Devon in the UK, what’s your favourite thing about it?
A: Probably the wide open spaces, green rolling hills and places to visit. I’m lucky to live near to some fantastic countryside and history, including a canal, and it’s incredibly inspiring.
Q: You write historical fiction, are you a big history lover?
A: Yes! I absolutely love history. I’ve been lucky to visit some incredible places such as Giza in Egypt, and Petra in Jordan, and I’m always visiting museums, castles and old houses here in the UK.
I’ve also completed an archaeology and two Egyptology courses with Exeter University.
Q: Your books feature travel, is that something you enjoy?
A: Yes, I love travelling, I’ve been to Europe, USA, Canada, Latvia, North Africa and the Middle East. The countries I visit inspire my books and hope to visit many more great places in the future.
Q: Where do you write your books, do you have a set routine?
A: I have an office at home, that is set up with a normal desk and chair, as well as standing desk. For a change of scenery I sometimes work out of the local library which has great facilities.
In the summer I also set up a temporary desk in the garden and work. I love working outside, the sun, colours and nature of the outdoors make for a wonderful outside office space!
Q: Do you like hearing from your readers?
A: Yes, I like getting messages from my readers. Without them, writing my books just wouldn’t be possible. Seeing a photo of my book in an exciting location, entreating someone is lovely. It’s nice to know my books are being read throughout the world.