More About the Author
Paul Christman is the author of The Purple Runner, The Madwoman of El Malpais (amazon e-book), and Running After 50 (amazon e-book). In early August of 2013 he finished a noir mystery, Santa Monica Dead Palms, on performance-enhancing drugs. It is unpublished and soon he will be seeking an agent. For 23 years (1985-2007) he published and edited Running Stats, a 42-times-per-year newsletter of long-distance racing results and information. Currently he is working on a noir mystery while he lives in Tesuque, six miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. His articles have been published in Running Stats, Athletics Weekly (ENG), Athletics Today (ENG), Athletics (CAN), Marathon & Beyond, Running Times, Colorado Runner, the Santa Fe Reporter and others.
Earlier in life Christman was an international banker in Bank of America's Asia Division, and over an 11-year career at NBC Burbank, held jobs ranging from mailman to film exchange clerk to projectionist to film and video tape editor for KNBC and NBC News.
He was born in Columbia, Missouri, where his father was an All-American football player at MU, and mother a yearbook queen at Christian College. Paul has lived in Park Ridge, Illinois, Lake Forest, Illinois, Champaign, Illinois (U of Illinois), Madison, Wisconsin (U of Wisconsin), San Francisco, Westwood (Los Angeles), California, London, England, Auckland, New Zealand, Boulder, Colorado, and Santa Fe, New Mexico before taking up residence on private property on Tesuque Pueblo property.
Christman has always been active, completing 15 marathons including NYCM (4 times), Boston, and London, as well as the Western States 100 Mile from Squaw Valley, California to Auburn, California. Currently several times a week he rides his mountain bike from Tesuque into the noted coffee house, Downtown Subscription in Santa Fe. The ride is only 14 miles round trip, but it contains 1000 feet of climbing.
Christman remains a voracious reader, listing among his favorite authors, William Styron, Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, Don Delillo, Raymond Chandler, and Michael Connelly.