Welcome!

Christine is a writer, community educator, avid gardener, and business owner. She and her husband and youngest daughter relocated from the suburbs to an 1899 brick Victorian in old Northeast Kansas City on six city lots in early 2013.

In addition to running a cleaning biz and occasionally teaching classes in the Kansas City Metropolitan area – Christine manages to eke out a few hours each morning for writing. She maintains four blogs: –

The Deadly Nightshade – which covers gardening, cooking, home decor, diy and more

The Homeschool Advocate – which covers her family’s homeschool adventures, challenges, and parenting dilemmas

The Cottage B&B Renovation Blog – which details the journey she and her husband are taking to transform two rundown and crumbling houses into beautiful homes again – while helping to improve their neighborhood and reduce blight.

And her author blog, which discusses writing and gives updates on her writing projects.

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Christine has written five books:

Get Organized, Stay Organized

War’s End: The Storm

The War on Drugs: An Old Wives Tale

War’s End: A Brave New World

Gliese 581: The Departure

You can find them all on her Author Page on Amazon.

She works on multiple projects at one time – cross-genre. “It’s the only way I seem to be able to avoid writer’s block!”

Current projects include:

  • When God Laughs – a memoir
  • Schicksal Turnpike – currently being edited
  • Gliese 581: Zarmina’s World – the sequel to Gliese 581: The Departure
  • The Hired Gun – an erotic novella
  • Start Your Own Housecleaning Biz – the first installment of her Make Money Without a Degree series

In the warm months, you will often find her out in her yard, digging a pond system, raising organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables (when she isn’t busy with home renovation), and laying brick pathways.

In the winter, you will find her complaining about the frigid cold, painting the walls of her “new” 120-year-old Victorian, and rearranging furniture while planning next year’s garden.

Christine and her husband Dave are also very committed to preserving some of the historic architecture in Kansas City. Dave is the president of the Lykins Neighborhood Association, and they are currently renovating two bungalows on both sides of their property. They are hoping to open on as an Airbnb property in summer or fall of 2018. Find out more about that at The Cottages B&B website.

Follow Christine on Twitter for the latest book and blog updates.

Christine loves comments on her blogs and detests spammers. Drop her an email and ask her a question or invite yourself over for a tour of her garden.