About the Author
Chris’s first taste of creative writing was in the fifth grade. She picked a story starter card from the plastic box the teacher kept on the windowsill and stayed up hours past her bedtime putting the ideas that swam through her head down on paper. She loved placing familiar characters in unfamiliar scenes and adding plot twists with a touch of humor.
Chris always remembered her teacher’s comments: Great idea! How creative! You’ll be a writer one day! Those simple words meant the world to her, and, as a teacher, she hoped to encourage her own students and make a difference in their lives.
Chris received a Master of Arts in Education from Baldwin-Wallace University and taught elementary and middle school students for ten years in the Cleveland area before raising a family. She is represented by Essie White at Storm Literary Agency and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. In her spare time, she enjoys being involved in various critique groups.
Chris lives with her husband, three children, and two crazy dogs in Avon, Ohio.