Christine Burns

Biography

CHRISTINE BURNS LIVES in Manchester, England. For many years she was a professional IT and business consultant, working for a range of companies from global corporations to her own one-woman business. Her clients ranged from blue chip household name corporations to small businesses. She then consciously switched careers and built a second reputation as an equalities expert, in the course of which she was awarded an MBE by the Queen. Her interests range widely. Apart from being a published writer and poet, she has been a prolific blogger and podcast maker, a keen photographer and also likes to cycle for pleasure. Her publications have included the deeply technical and the mischievously trivial.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I am a great fan of procedural crime novels -- especially where written by women. I go right from the "Lord Peter Wimsey" novels by Dorothy L. Sayers, through the "Martin Beck" novels of the sixties; the Sara Paretsky and Sue Grafton female PI creations ("V.I. Warshawski" and "Kinsey Millhone"); "Rebus" (Ian Rankin); "Inspector Thorne" (Mark Billingham); and all the creations of Val McDermid.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle, which lives permanently in my hand bag, plus an iPad -- and I switch regularly between the two. I think my favourite is the Kindle though. All my books are written and tested for the Kindle first, and then I look at making ePub copies afterwards.
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Where to find Christine Burns online


Books

Life by Satellite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,890. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Friendship
Christine and Linda were professional women, living and working 3,500 miles apart on the opposite sides of the Atlantic in the early 1990s. They were brought together to discuss women's use of computers online, before the World Wide Web appeared. Their friendship blossoms and deepens and their correspondence charts their hopes, dreams and tragedies. But is one revealing everything?
Letters from Australia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,290. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Meant to be a long and "unplugged" holiday, far away from computers and her colleagues at work, Christine's plan to let her friends know her whereabouts, morphed quickly into a unique and personal travelog, painting a personal impression of late nineties Australia. There are bigger and longer travel books about the enormous land of contrasts which is Australia, but few so intimate and revealing.
Making Equality Work
Price: Free! Words: 67,250. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Corporate governance
A unique "How-to" as well as "Why" book by three diversity specialists, "Making Equality Work" combines background facts and theory about the history and nature of equality and diversity in Britain with the detailed description of how the authors set out successfully to raise the measurable levels of equality outcomes for the National Health Service. The lessons apply in any corporate setting.
Fishing for Birds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
An anthology of 39 poems written over the course of 40 years by British equalities specialist and award winning campaigner Christine Burns MBE. A mixture of humorous and thoughtful poems on themes related to living, loving and leaving.
Pressing Matters (Vol 2)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,190. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » History, Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian
The unique and authoritative history of how Trans rights activism began in the United Kingdom, and the people involved in that struggle. The book is framed as a memoir of the author, working at the heart of the action, and is backed up by original correspondence and plans.
Pressing Matters (Vol 1)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 142,950. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » History, Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian
The unique and authoritative history of how Trans rights activism began in the United Kingdom, and the people involved in that struggle. The book is framed as a memoir of the author, working at the heart of the action, and is backed up by original correspondence and plans.

Christine Burns' tag cloud

adelaide    alice springs    australia    autobiography    ayers rock    brisbane    campaign    canberra    change    correspondence    disability    diversity    diversity and business    equality    equality and diversity    friendship    history    human rights    humour    leadership    lesbian    lgbt    love    management    nhs    online    outcomes    perth    policy    sydney    trans    trans gender    trans sexual    trans woman    uluru    women