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Here you can find out about all my books and latest news. I'm a 5ft 5in brunette born in the county of Cheshire and now at the ripe old age of 43, I lead nothing but a glamorous lifestyle: ironing, mucking out chickens and chasing after my mad cocker spaniel. I’m a mum to four, wife to one and my writing career came as somewhat of a surprise! Upon hitting my mid-life crisis (but dodging the tattoo and the sports car) after wholly dedicating my life to the care of my children, they asked me what I wanted to do in life while we were discussing their career options. ‘I’ve always wanted to write a book,’ I found myself answering, and so the notion was born. I have written six books to date A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside dream, Lizzie's Christmas Escape, Evie's Year of Taking Chances and The Cosy Canal Boat Dream. My seventh book is due out in April 2018.
My typical day will start at 9am after I have dropped the children at school. I usually amble across the fields for an hour with my mad cocker spaniel Woody then I will begin to write until it is time to pick them up from school. I have my own little cave complete with my favourite beanbag, cushions and a life size cardboard cut out of Gary Barlow!
My journey has been incredible. It is like a dream! My life has been a whirlwind over the last three years and I am over the moon to announce not only have I just signed a new publishing contract with Harper Collins - Harper Impulse, but I now have my own column in www.mamalifemagazine.co.uk bringing you all the latest interviews and book news.
Through her successful career as a writer Christie has become an ambassador for The Zuri Project Uganda which is a UK registered charity that supports the design, implementation and monitoring of a variety of development projects, that support the improvement of community well being and the alleviation of multi-dimensional poverty, in rural communities across South western Uganda.
My advice for anyone who wants to become an author is go for it – anything is possible! We all have self-doubts when writing, but keep going and believe in yourself. Write a little every day, that way there will always be continuity, and make sure you read lots of different varieties of books (and always find time to read). Dreams can come true, mine did!
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