A romance novelist and short story writer, Christine has over forty publications to her name. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she’s not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she’s most likely spending time with her family and two dogs.
What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is green. Not sure why, but it always calms me down.
What is your favorite quote?
“Miles to go before I sleep” Robert Frost
What is your favorite pastime?
Reading, baking, gardening, and spending time with my family.
What music do you listen to?
I have wide musical interests. I love rock and roll, dance music, anything that you’d hear at a kitchen party. Some of my favorite groups are Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Maroon Five, Matthew Good, Stablio, and Great Big Sea.
What is your favorite kind of movies?
I love movies that make me forget that I’m watching them, drawing me into the story. Some of my favorites are The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, The Avengers, Memento, Pride and Prejudice, Jacob’s Ladder and Silence of the Lambs.
What books do you like to read?
I switch between reading romance (erotic, historical, futuristic or steampunk) and science fiction or fantasy. I gravitate towards books that have strong heroes and heroines that are smart and savvy. I love to see the battle of wills unfold on the pages.
What are your favorite scenes to write?
I love to write the love scenes! But more than that, I love writing the struggle the hero and heroine face as they are being drawn towards the consummation of their relationship. I think you really learn a lot about a person in those moments leading to sex. Who you are becomes laid bare for the other person.
Who are your favorite authors?
There are so many. Colleen Gleason, Stephen King, Mary Balogh, Julia Quinn, Delphine Dryden, JK Coi, Cara McKenna, Ruthie Knox, just to name a few.
What is your favorite genre to write?
I really enjoy writing erotic romance and stories that require lots of world building.
What are your favorite books on writing?
I think some of the most useful books for me have been Stephen King’s On Writing, The Gotham Writers Workshop, and The Hero’s Journey by Christopher Vogler.
What advice can you give for an aspiring writer?
Don’t give up on your dream. No matter what. Rejection letters sting, finding time in your busy life to write is hard, but don’t give up. This is something you’ve wanted, dreamed about. You can make it happen.
What do you do in your spare time?
I have no spare time! In all seriousness, I enjoy spending time with my family and I love playing with my dogs. I do love home improvement shows and enjoy gardening when the weather is good. I’m also big into exercise. It helps keep my brain fresh and my body from getting too soft around the middle