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Born in 1964 in southern Illinois, Quent Cordair was raised in an insular, fundamentalist religious sect. In his childhood, he fell in love with books at the local library, a treasured door to the outside world. After an enlistment in the U.S. Marines, he launched his writing career, with his first short story published in 1991 by the Atlantean Press Review. Attempts to sell his second book door to door failed. To support his writing, he waited tables, worked as a security guard, stocked groceries, and stuffed envelopes on the graveyard shift at a mail-processing center, among other sundry jobs. Teaching himself how to paint, he began taking portrait commissions from his easel in a local park. After exhibiting in street fairs for two years, he opened his own gallery in 1996. Expanding and relocating in 2008 to Napa, California, Quent Cordair Fine Art represents the work of more than two dozen Romantic Realist painters and sculptors of international renown. With the gallery now managed by his wife, Linda Cordair, the author’s attentions are turned fully to his writing. His acclaimed short stories, screenplays and novels are drawn from his lifetime of experience and interests in romance, adventure, individualism, religion, history, politics, philosophy and art. The Cordairs live in Napa with their cats, Lexie and Sadie, and their border collie, Mollie.


9 thoughts on “About

  1. Yes, well I’m still walking, not sure where to yet, but your path gives me a lot of hope, so thank you. 🙂

  2. On the one hand it is a simple ” There is no defeat but the final defeat…” kind of life and seen closely, one can also see the enormous passion, tireless and relentless work that has gone to make that life, unbroken and worthwhile. ABOUT too is a “fiction” story in “black and white”, surely a life as it could be and should be! A great inspiring story to all of us!

      1. I want to read your story and thought s regarding idolatry. I am writing a book myself on this subject then up comes you. Maybe i don’t need to write it anymore. I admire your tenacity and wish you tremendous success. Be well

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