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Writing & Published Work

Fiction

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Christina has written a series of young adult novels featuring a group of teenagers facing unique challenges whose lives intersect as they pursue their dreams.

Revealing Jock   
Eighteen-year-old musician Jock is panicked about revealing his secret to his new girlfriend--he's intersex and his nether regions are atypical. Amping up the stress, his childhood crush who knew him as Ella appears at his show but doesn’t recognize him. With his band’s success skyrocketing, Jock longs to become a public voice for his intersex peers, yet ultimately must choose between celebrity or being true to himself.

Embracing Kate   
Kate, 14, needs to step up her training and audition for a professional ballet school now or lose her dream forever. But her mom thinks dancing is a hobby, won’t let her take daily classes and forbids her to audition. Then a routine physical leads to a diagnosis that Kate’s spine is curved and she needs a back brace 23 hours a day. Making matters worse, her mom’s severe depression returns, throwing the family into crisis. Panicked that her success could trigger her mom’s suicide, Kate sneaks off to New York City anyway –and blows the audition. As she adjusts to life in the brace, Kate’s artist friends Tommy and Amelia push her audition again, and she’s caught between protecting her spine, her mother or her dream.

Saving Tommy   
High school star quarterback and talented artist Tommy struggles to cope with his mom’s death and their shocking secret. Not even his best friend and fellow artist Amelia knows the weight he’s carrying or that he is estranged from his dad. When Amelia starts dating Jock, an indie musician, Tommy panics since he’d always loved her. When tragedy strikes, his secret is revealed and Tommy has to choose between the memory of his mother and a real relationship with Amelia.

 

 

 

 


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