Biography

The Long Version

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Raised in Maine, Paige L. Christie became obsessed with books after — in typical girl-mad-about-horses fashion — falling in love with the movie, The Black Stallion. When her mother presented her with a copy of the book the movie was based on, worlds opened up. It had never occurred to her that there was more to a story than what a movie showed. Imagine her joy at learning that written words had more to say than images.

What followed was a series of revelations that stories could not only be read, but written. This led to decades of note-book-filling story telling. Two random degrees (in English and Web Technology ) later, the gentle prodding of a friend urged her into an experiment that broke loose Paige’s writing in completed-novel-form for the first time.

Along the road to authorship, Paige had adventures in everything from weatherstick making, cross-country ski racing, white water raft guiding, wedding photography, website design, and the dreaded ‘retail’. (Lots and lots and lots of retail.)

Her current obsessions include the study of Middle Eastern and North African folk dances, costume design, and dreaming up new ways to torture…err…explore her characters.

Paige resides in the mountains of North Carolina where she runs a small art gallery and wine shop. She spends her evenings writing speculative fiction, walking her dog, and being ignored by her herd of 3-legged cats.

A believer in the power of words, Paige tries to tell stories that are both entertaining and thoughtful. She enjoys stories with intense impact, and strives in her writing to evoke an emotional response in her readers. Especially of interest are tales that speak to women, and open a space where adventure and fantasy are not all about romance and happy endings.

The Not-As-Long Version

Paige L.Christie was raised in Maine, and lives the NC mountains, writing speculative fiction, walking her dog, and being ignored by her herd of 3-legged cats. Always a nerd, obsessive about hobbies like photography, Ghawazee Dance, and listening to the characters in her head, Paige can be found slightly left of center.

As a believer in the power of words, Paige tries to tell stories that are both entertaining and thoughtful. Especially of interest, are tales that speak to women, and open a space where adventure and fantasy are not all about happy endings.

The Short Version

Paige L. Christie was raised in Maine, and lives the NC mountains, writing speculative fiction, and walking her dog. Always a nerd, obsessive about hobbies like cross-country ski racing, Ghawazee Dance, and listening to the characters in her head, Paige can be found slightly left of center.

The Twitter Version

Paige L.Christie was raised in ME, & currently lives in NC Mtns, writing speculative fiction with emotional jolt