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.
Old enemies never die.
After being sent back in time by Lou, Aldric finds himself thrust in a younger version of his own body. He knows he needs to prevent the wizards from destroying the worlds, but before he can, he must first deal with the enemies of his past.
SAVE WITH THIS BUNDLE EDITION! Includes the first three books of The Box series, The Man in the Box, The Note in the Journal, and The Magic of the Sword.
Lou regrets opening the box her gran left after she died. Not because it holds a spider as she thought, or toenails as she feared. Inside is a person, an impossible miniature man, and her life will never be the same.
Lou's pretty good at running from griffins and harpies. She even managed to survive the cataclysm when wizards drained her magic to combine the two worlds. But, Lou and her friends have run out of places to hide. The wizards have taken control and they want Lou dead. If she can't find a way to separate the worlds of magic and technology once and for all, her life isn't the only on
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...
The wizards are coming.
Nearly two years have passed since Lou first opened the magic box her Gran left her. She’s become comfortable with her magic and has even learned to wield a sword. But nothing could prepare her for this.
Al, her wizard friend turned enemy, is back in her life. And he’s not alone. More of his kind are showing up all over town and they’re coming after Lou. This time they do
Sin's taken over her gran's house, but things aren't exactly as she dreamed. Cleaning, bills and a part time job aren't the thrilling adventures she hoped for when moving into a house full of magic.
When she discovers a map left by her gran showing where her sister’s remaining pouches of magic are hidden, Sin finally has an adventure she can sink her teeth into...
Some gifts should be left unopened.
When her gran passes away, the only item left to Lou is a small wooden box. Although it’s not the car that her sister, Cindy, receives, Lou knows it could have been worse. She could have gotten Gran’s collection of toenails. When Lou opens the box and a guy the size of a stick of gum falls out; she changes her mind – the nail clippings would have been better.