Features Author Christine Young
Novelist Christine Young will speak at the Central Oregon Writers Guild Thursday July 22, 2010 meeting. Christine’s topic is “Breaking the Barriers: How to polish your manuscript to a beautiful shine.”
Born in Medford, Christine has lived in Oregon all her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate and a few years later received her Master’s degree in secondary education and counseling. Now the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota’s Bride, the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington. Each fall, Christine returns to the classroom—and the pool—as a math teacher and high school swimming coach in Salem. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children. Christine finds that summer always seems to be lucky for romance. Awe-struck e-books will release another of her historical romances in April 2009, Allura. She is now finishing Forever His which follows The Locket, a sequel to My Angel and Dakota’s Bride. Christine and her husband of 30 years live in Salem, Oregon, where she is currently working on another novel. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising their three children.
The meeting will also feature Celia Leber, 2009 Literary Harvest 2nd place winner, who will read her story “One Afternoon”.