Christina is a Canadian author, illustrator and designer. When she was about twelve she discovered the wonders of young adult fantasy and hasn’t looked back since. Christina is the author of Magic High and The Box series.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was about twelve, I wrote a "novel" (it was about 50 pages) that was a cross between Narnia and Bridge to Terabethia. I was convinced it was original work. I had no idea I had created fan fiction or what fan fiction even was. Oh, it also starred my dog.
What is your writing process?
My process changes with every book, though a few things remain the same. I dont write out an outline, but I do know how it starts, a few important parts in the middle and usually a rough idea of the ending. This tends to mean my first draft is a bit of a mess and requires major rewrites, including changes to the plot and main character.
As for the nitty details of my process, I try to write every day, but there are months at a time when I can't bring myself to touch a story. Lately I've been writing by hand, and even finished an entire first draft this way. Of course it all ends up typed on the computer eventually.
Tristan is the first female student to ever be trained at the University. The wizards just don’t know it yet.
Four years before the events of The Sword, Tristan enrolls at the University under a disguise. Her goal is to seek out weaknesses within the system and find a way to destroy the Sword. She soon discovers the wizards she’s hated her whole life are not all the evil beings she expected...