Christine Jayne Vann was born in the Outer Hebrides and is a multi-genre author.
Christine works as a web developer, and lives in Oxfordshire with her family, hedgehog and various squirrels. She runs the exotic pet resource website Crittery, and also enjoys geocaching.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing as a form of escapism, as a teenager. It wasn’t a conscious decision or choice. I’ve always made up stories in my head!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As a teen, so many books told me how I should think and react and they never matched my reality - I'm not a person who waits to be rescued, nor are most of the women I know! This is part of what makes indie publishing so amazing, books that promote different ways of thinking and experiences now exist. They may be harder to find but as people support them we can get a more diverse range that can actually reflect the reality we live in. That is brilliant and very much needed.
Forced to negotiate with a new species, Kerris and her alien partner could not suspect the dark secret behind the insectoid people’s technology. When the force that controls the universe is tainted, the mixed-species messenger pair discover that they must infiltrate the raiders that murdered Kerris’s sister. At the end of the universe, allies become more precious than secrets.
A short tale about identity, memory and expectation. When I was Not Myself is our first visit to the concept of Metanoia, an engineered memory loss used in therapy. When I was Not Myself is a science fiction tale offered for free exploring the concept of identity, memory and preconceptions.
A tale with its own magic, subtle, honest and easy to read. The authors love for Alaska shines throughout this book, giving an enjoyable insight into this way of life and with well drawn characters. Well worth picking up.