Born in Tampa Fla, Quinne ( pronounced like two initials Q N ) has lived in England, Spain Italy, and Africa, traveled most of the U.S. and visited the East and West Caribbean. Quinne started his working life in satellite communications for aircraft for 11 years then changed his career to managing various clubs of over 1500 members for next ten years. He has managed and overseen formal dinners that included Congressmen and Generals as special guests. He has let his varied interests take him through electronic, management and culinary schools and even flight school in Europe. Besides cooking he enjoys movies and Ren Faires for which he makes his own garb. Quinne has been in stage plays, acted as an extra on TV, read for Radio Reading Services for the Blind for 2 tears and has been scuba diving in the British Virgin Islands. When asked why he does not make a career out of cooking, Quinne says it would make what he enjoys into work which is no fun. His pleasure is in making foods people enjoy but not overly complex. Hobbies include photography, sewing and reading Sci-Fi and Fantasy books. His current project is remodeling his home himself and says his next project will be designing and building a twin engine ultralight aircraft as well as work on cookbook 2, and flesh out the steampunk novel in the works.
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Smashwords book reviews by Quinne Darkover
- The Gunfighter and The Gear-Head
on Oct. 11, 2011
I am not a pro reviewer and suck at drawing parallels to other books and such so be warned I am just an ordinary reader. No spoilers.
I really liked this book. The characters were well developed and even the characters that did not have a large part, I still visualized and wished they had had a bigger role. The aliens were the driving reason for the actions of the characters yet they were not the main character. This is about the people affected by the aliens and their actions. ( the aliens do make appearances ).
The book is a standalone but it does leave plenty of room for part 2 which I do hope will come in the future.
Very well done, very fluid and a great read.
on Oct. 12, 2011
Yes this is a time travel novel. The characters are very well developed, the plot line goes smoothly, and the history elements are believable. In a very short time you develop a liking for the characters and don't want the book to end. The ending is well done and makes you want a book two.
- One Way To Mars 2
on April 12, 2012
I had read the first book and it was a great read. Good humor and good simple sci-fi, so I was very pleased to see a second... Really liked it too. Now I will be watching for another !