Christina wrote her first novel, a time-travel romance, more than twenty years ago. Writing fell by the wayside as family and career obligations took over. She earned advanced degrees in business, taught for colleges, managed staffing agencies, and started several entrepreneurial ventures, until she found her way back to fiction writing through the unlikely avenue of metastatic breast cancer. She believes laughter is the best medicine and hopes her readers find a cure for what ails them following the wacky antics of the characters she creates. Christina, her husband, Jim, and their two children live in Dover, Delaware with the family sidekick, a shitzu-poodle mix named Max.
What inspires you to write?
Reading books has been both a hobby and an escape for me during the long recovery process from breast cancer. My favorites are the ones that make me laugh 🙂
Tell us about your writing process.
I get up at 5:30am most weekdays to write before my kids get up. I wear headphones and work in 90 minute increments 2-3 per day. I use a lose outline (about a line per chapter).
I love Scrivener! No way I could write without it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen/watch my characters. I don’t get upset if I’m not sure which way a story is going. I know the characters will show me the way.
What advice would you give other writers?
Make daily writing a habit–set a daily word count goal.
Edit, edit, edit.
Start writing your next book.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’m an entrepreneur at heart so I was very excited to discover the self-publishing world. I have also partnered with a best-selling author who is launching her own small press.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The sky’s the limit. I believe those self-publishers who treat their writing like a business–quality covers, professional editing, marketing plan, etc.–will continue to prosper.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
Cozy Mystery, Romantic Comedy
What formats are your books in?
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