Christine began self-publishing in January 2014, starting with a short story and then finding a liking for writing flash fiction.
Although she has been writing for many years, it is only now that Christine has had the courage to publish and share her work with the world. Christine has also written some poetry and is working on a novel. She is the author of six short eBooks - all available free on Smashwords. Christine also tweets "Very Short Stories" (#vss) on Twitter, and has collected these, with illustrations, into two books.
If you would like to know what authors Christine reads, her Smashwords profile shows some fellow authors she has come across here, and some mainstream authors are "liked" on her Facebook page, Christine Brand - Author.
From South London / Surrey, Christine served seven years as a Medical Assistant in the Royal Air Force, subsequently working for the NHS. She is now hoping to pursue a career in motor mechanics. Christine is also a voluntary member of staff with the Air Cadet Organisation.
Christine enjoys writing, painting and other creative crafts and creates all her cover art herself. Her standard profile picture is by her, not of her, and a rare photo is included on her website!
on Feb. 22, 2014 :
A well written short story. People watchers everywhere will appreciate the subtle humor mixed with astute observations. A lovely writing style that makes it a comfortable read. Thanks
(review of free book)
on Jan. 09, 2014 :
Scarlet & Jacket Man meet a bar. Bag Lady (Seta Verde) who had 2 children (Sulky (m), Little Monster (f)) all come in the bar. Leonardo was also in there, he offers to buy Seta Verde a drink. Carietta brings them their order. El Fumo & Jangle Bangle enter the bar. One’s delightful observation of PPL & their actions inside a bar.
As a former crisis/school social worker for my research class project (NLP) (5 senses) I observed PPL in a bar setting. This story brought back a lot of those fond memories. Not sure I really got the short story, but that said I will still rate this short story (book) at 5 stars.
Thank you for the free book (short story)
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
(review of free book)