Author of the lyrical middle grade debut After Zero and Pushcart Prize-nominated short fiction and poetry
ABOUT CHRISTINA COLLINS
Christina Collins is the author of the middle grade novel After Zero, inspired partly by her adolescent struggle with selective mutism. She earned her PhD in creative writing from Queen’s University Belfast and her MFA in creative writing from George Mason University, and has taught at both universities. Her Pushcart Prize-nominated short fiction and poetry have appeared in more than a dozen publications, including Jabberwock Review and NonBinary Review.
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A Massachusetts native living in Northern Ireland, Christina can speak on a variety of topics including mental health (especially anxiety) in young people, her journey of overcoming selective mutism, creative writing, folk and fairy tales (touching on the folktale inspiration behind After Zero), her road to publication, and the book publishing process.
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