Christine L Roland is a fantasy novelist in the Young Adult // YA // genre, and author of the upcoming books; The Merchant's Stars and Monsters Only I Can See. She is an active member of the writing community and strives to help other new writers reach their author potential. Follow her on Instagram to be involved in the community! Sign up for her newsletter for novel progress updates, gain access to her members only page for fun facts about her WIPs and free writing templates.
Hello, writers and readers alike. I'm Christine; a small town dreamer and natural born artist in every sense. I'm a mother to one headstrong princess, military wife, and full-time photographer based in Jacksonville, Florida.
I was practically brought into this world with a pencil in my hand. I've always been a bookworm and my love for fantasy all began with the boy wizard himself, then I grew up to adore Westeros and all of its dastardly shenanigans. My fingers have been tainted by graphite and acrylic paints for as long as I can remember.
I didn't begin writing creatively until my mid-twenties, but I've been crafting stories in my head since I was a young teenager. I tell myself stories at night to cope with severe anxiety and panic attacks and my stories help me avoid the treacherous pits of all-consuming thought spirals. There was one story I always came back to. It's known as "The Merchant's Stars."
My writing is heavily influenced by mental health, self-acceptance, and real-life cultures. I strive to write rich and immersive fantasy worlds that are uniquely relatable and I hope you can find a home in these places I've created.
Like Hemingway, I believe we are all apprentices in a craft no one ever becomes a master, therefore I'm constantly educating myself to become the best version of my author self and inspiring others to do the same. I'm active and responsive on my Instagram page where I've found my writing tribe. Join me there! I also help moderate the Instagram community over at the Pondering Writing Retreat where we host quarterly writing retreats, weekly writing sprints, and writerly chats!