About The Author

Christopher LaGrone grew up in Arvada, Colorado and played on Arvada West High School’s 1994 state championship baseball team and its 1995 state runner-up—with his close friend, the late Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay.

Chris was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays as an outfielder, but his promising career was ended prematurely by an arm injury after he earned a scholarship to the University of Nebraska based on his performance at Seward Junior College in Kansas. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Metropolitan State University in 2002.    

“Like most athletes, most of his focus was on his sport throughout his high school and college years,” says his mother, Sherryl LaGrone. “After graduating from college and working in various jobs, he discovered that his true passion was not athletics or marketing but writing.

“Chris had many interests and talents.   He loved history, traveling and exploring museums, learning different cultures and languages.  He spoke German and was fluent in Spanish and toured twelve countries.”

Christopher became a U.S. Border Patrol agent in 2007 and began writing what became The Delta Tango Trilogy in 2013. He died of high-altitude sickness in Cusco, Peru in 2018 at the age of 41.

His mother is fulfilling his dream of being a published author and completing his legacy.

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