“I’m imaginative, which is different than being simply creative. People can be creative without daring to believe that there is something out there better than the monotony of day-to-day reality.”
1. a particular organism capable of transforming caffeine into books.
I grew up a reader. I was a monster, devouring every book I could get my hands on. I haunted the library, riding my bike in the blazing heat and drenching rain to get there. Books have always been my constant companions where –being a military brat and moving every three years–I didn’t always have real people to hand out with. Bilbo Baggins, Sir Gawain of Orkney, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie, Keladry of Mindeln, Frank and Joe Hardy, Nancy Drew, Taran and Eilonwy, Will and Halt –I always knew they were there on the shelf waiting for me. I knew I could count on them. To this day I cannot understand why anyone would –how anyone could!–go through life without a love for books.
As I read, something magical began to happen to me. A little niggling thought began to grow in my mind, that little thought that maybe I could write some stories of my own. I began to think that maybe I could be an author too. At first I only managed some fanfictions and a few short stories. Then a few years ago I found out about this wonderful writing event in November called NaNoWriMo. I started eight days late and my computer died the last week of November, but I still managed to write 40,000 words in that time. Since then I’ve finished four more novels, a pilot script for a television show, and started numerous more projects. In short, I found my passion.
However, I think it is most important to note that I owe any and all of my writing abilities to the one who made me and saved me –Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and Savior and means everything to me. I would not be writing –I would not be here on this earth!–if it were not for Him and I hope that my writing glorifies Him above all else.
Serious things aside, here’s a short list of some of the other things that make me, well, me:
- I’m 6 foot 1. And no, I don’t play basketball.
- I love both coffee and tea.
- My grandfather gave me a fountain pen in November of 2011 and things have really escalated quickly from there. I now own eight fountain pens (a Sheaffer Admiral, a Sheaffer Pen for Men, an Esterbrook Double Jewel, a Noodler Ahab Flex, a Lamy Safari, a Platinum Preppy, a Murano glass quill pen, a peacock feather quill pen, and a black quill pen) and various bottles of different colored inks. My mother thinks I’m a little odd for switching so completely from ballpoint to fountain pens, but I am in love. ❤
- I also own a Royal 440 typewriter.
- I’m a terrible speller, thus spell check is one of my favorite inventions of all time.
- I love to travel.
- I’m a secret Sci-Fi fan –most people don’t realize it unless they are a fan too, but sometimes I let things slip. Like the time a friend of mine brought out his dad’s Star Trek books to use for a Physics experiment and I asked, thinking they were his, if the ship on the front of one of them was a Klingon Warbird. I’ve read a few Sci-Fi books, H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, a lot of Star Wars novels, but I also really love the tv shows –Stargate: SG-1 and Atlantis, Doctor Who, Star Trek: TNG, Firefly…Oh, and all of the Star Wars movies. ❤
- We have six cats, two of which are mine: Sugar and Mr. Darcy.
And that’s about it. I’m Christine. Nice to meet you!