Christopher_J_ValinChristopher J. Valin is a writer, artist, historian, and teacher living in the Los Angeles area with his wife and two children. He received his Master's Degree with Honors in Military History with a concentration in American Revolution Studies from American Military University, his Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and his teaching degree from Regis University. He has been writing in many forms since he was a child, including short stories, screenplays, and comic books, for which he has also worked as an artist. His short stories have appeared in two anthologies and his reviews of television shows and movies have appeared on various websites.

He was the winner of Part 9 of the Cowrite Screenwriting Contest, Chapter 16 of the L.A. Times "Birds of Paradise" Collaborative Novel Contest, and Week 3 of the FanLib.com Kirk vs. Picard Screenwriting Contest, and his other screenplays and teleplays have won or placed in several other competitions, including the Scriptwriters' Network Producers Outreach Program, the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, the Chesterfield Fellowship Screenwriting Competition, the Fade In Awards, the Screenwriting Expo Cyberspace Open, the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Contest, Scriptapalooza, and Scriptapalooza TV.

Christopher is also the 5x great-grandson of the subject of his naval history book, Sir Charles Douglas.

AOS Naval Non Fiction

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Year

 Book  Comment
  Fortune's Favorite Sir Charles Douglas and the Breaking of the Line at the Battle of the Saints
  Naval Evolutions: A Memoir A new edition of the book by Maj.-Gen. Sir Howard Douglas, with an introduction by Christopher Valin

 

The author’s official web site is christophervalin.wordpress.com

 

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