Spencer Quinn biography

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Spencer Quinn
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Spencer Quinn

Spencer Quinn Biography

Spencer Quinn is the author of seven Chet and Bernie mystery novels: Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, A Fistful of Collars, The Sound and the Furry, and Paw and Order (2014). He lives on Cape Cod with his dogs Audrey and Pearl. When not keeping them out of mischief, he is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie mystery.

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Spencer Quinn shares some information about himself, on books, and on writing.

How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
I wake up happy every day, but why?

What is your motto or maxim?
Still time to figure that out. I'll have it posted on my tombstone.

How would you describe perfect happiness?
I'll know it when I get there. I hope.

What’s your greatest fear?
Not being able to help those I love.

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
Right here - I love Cape Cod.

With whom in history do you most identify?
Neanderthals - who knows why?

Which living person do you most admire?
Prominent people are so worn down by overexposure I find it hard to really admire any of them. Instead these days I seem to be admiring nameless people I see who just keep doing what they have to, sometimes with humor and grace.

What are your most overused words or phrases?
None, I hope. Can't anything be just right?

What do you regret most?
No regrets.

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
That's easy - I'd love to be musical. I'd start on dobro, move on to trumpet, also take up drums. I'd writer lots of songs, sing on the street for money, make a happy ...

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