Chris O'Grady

Chris O'Grady

Interviewed by: Lauretta Pierce
July 20, 2005

Q.    Who is Gordon Deverowe?

A.    Gordon Deverowe is the pen name of Chris O'Grady.

Q.    Why did you choose the name Chris O’Grady to write under?

A.    Chris O'Grady is my real name.

Q.    How did you come about the title “GLORIETA PASS?”

A.    THE GLORIETA PASS are the three most beautiful words, and it was also the scene of a Civil War battle southeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico, for control of the handiest way through the Rocky Mountains.

Q.    What genre is GLORIETA PASS?

A.    Mystery/criminal viewpoint.

Q.    How long have you been writing?

A.    63 years.

Q.    What other books have you written?

A.    Love Song to a Long Gone Time - Memoirs of a Moviegoer From Way Back -The Odessa Concessions - Fatal Contract - Out of the Night - Bagatelles for a Masochist - The Curious Exchange at Killamore Strand - The Forever Girl - Troubled at Midnight - Follow the Wind.

Q.    How did you come about Glorieta’s character?

A.    Dream-girl pickup.

Q.    How did you come about Wilder’s character?

A.    Inspired by Donald Westlake's Parker character, but not as single-minded.

Q.    What type of atmosphere do you require to write?

A.    A clean well-lighted place.

Q.    What message would you like readers to receive from reading “GLORIETA PASS?”

A.    Stay out of dark alleys.