Christine is a homebody with a gypsy soul. Born and raised in Maryland, she has the ocean in her blood. Since moving to Colorado by way of Virginia and Pennsylvania, Christine has fallen in love with the Rocky Mountain blue sky and red rocks of Utah. She has traveled on four continents. Only three to go!
Christine's first book, Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women's Fiction: Literacy, Textiles, and Activism, earned glowing reviews in the London Times Literary Supplement, English Literature in Transition, Victorian Studies, and elsewhere. Researching the book allowed her to tromp over the English moors and poke around London while studying 19th-century corsets, samplers and musty books. Christine has over a decade of award-winning university teaching and small-group leadership experience. She is passionate about finding beauty in the mundane, and she has a deep drive to bring people together around a shared table. Christine teaches literature and writing at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and the University of Baltimore. Her most recent essay, "Diary of a Hen Owner," appeared in 5280 Magazine.
When not camping or hiking with her husband and two young children, you can find Christine whipping up a beautiful mess in her tiny kitchen, digging in the garden, hosting gatherings, channeling her inner dancer in a barre3 class, snapping photos, or laughing at her chickens' antics. And of course, there will always be a stack of books and a cup of black tea somewhere nearby.