Christine was born and raised in the literal middle of nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her hometown has one traffic light, one funeral home, and a volunteer fire department. There was also a flourishing slow-pitch softball league (photo evidence at right).
Christine attended college at the University of Pittsburgh and Baker College, where she earned a bachelor's and master's, respectively, in non-writing related fields.
She has a fiction certificate from the UCLA Extension Writers Program, and she has also taken classes with Creative Non-Fiction and Gotham Writers.
She is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Creative Writing from the Harvard Extension School.
She lives in the Boston area after stints in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cincinnati, Ohio.