Cristina lives in MidCoast Maine. She earned a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, and spent many years on the West Coast living and working in Arizona and California. She moved back to New England in 2008, and began a journey that led to refocusing her life on the ‘want tos’ rather than the ‘have tos’, by making what she enjoys doing creatively a priority. This website is her first public writing project. In 2013 she participated in her first NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and drafted a story called The Empire that a few years later would become her first completed novel. A series based on The Empire is currently in the works. In the meantime, Cristina has published a follow-up novella – After the Empire Darcy & Will. Cristina is Co-creator of New England Speculative Writers (NESW). In addition to writing, she also enjoys photography, cooking and various crafting projects.