After growing up in a small Lancashire village, Christine Stephenson left school at fifteen. Four years later she moved to Cornwall.
In her late teens she met people whose lives were complicated, fuelled by drugs, and filled with violence and aggression. There were others too, in her mid-twenties, everyday people, educated, with careers, who had decent parents; people who you wouldn’t look at twice in the street. They were worse; she knew the victims of their crimes too. These experiences shook her to the core and continue to influence her writing.
Her career can be described as eclectic. Jobs ranging from office junior to dental nurse, from working in human resources to self-employed management consultant and executive and corporate coach.
In 2008 her husband’s job dictated that they move to South Gloucestershire. This in turn, lead to a brand-new life. They now live just outside a small medieval town, set between Bristol and Bath.
She has always written and has an MA in Creative Writing from Bathspa University. She is represented by Jenny Savill of Andrew Nurnberg and Associates.