Christine is a writer, community educator, avid gardener, and proud mom of two beautiful and talented girls. She and her husband and youngest daughter relocated from the suburbs to a 120-year-old brick Victorian in old Northeast Kansas City on five city lots in early 2013.
In addition to running a cleaning biz and renovating two houses and one Airstream for use as Airbnb locations – Christine manages to eke out a few hours each morning for writing. She maintains four blogs – The Deadly Nightshade, this blog, The Learning Advocate, and The Cottages. She also writes on a variety of subjects, whatever strikes her interest at the moment. She has written and self-published five books:
Christine is also working intermittently on multiple projects, including a non-fiction book – Quit Your Job, Change Your Life: 40 Steps Towards A More Fulfilling Life, a Twilight Zone ‘esque book Schicksal Turnpike, a memoir When God Laughs, a Without a Degree series of books (Start Your Own Housecleaning Biz being the first), a book on renovating not just one house, but two plus an Airstream in I Bought a House for $25 and also a fantasy series The Chronicles of Liv Rowan which threatens to encompass twelve separate books.
Whew, that was a mouthful!
In the warm months, you will often find her out in her yard, gardening, setting in brick pathways and plotting on how to take over her block house by house and create an Airbnb paradise.
In the cold months, 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.
Here are her two favorite quotes:
“I went into the woods to live deliberately. To front the essential facts of life and see if I could not learn what they had to teach. And not, when I came to die, discover I had never lived.” – Henry David Thoreau
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” – Robert A. Heinlein
Christine loves comments on her blogs and detests spammers. Drop her an email and ask her a question.