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 provided 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 Nonfiction and Gotham Writers.


She is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Creative Writing from the Harvard Extension School.

She lives in Massachusetts.