In the hills of old Scotland, David Brewster sees shapes in the shadows and colors in the light. Through a series of repeated experiments, he discovers how to create symmetrical reflections and invents...the kaleidoscope!
Kaleidoscope Eyes is a biography for 4-8 year olds, showing that when you follow your passions, you will discover the beauty of life.
This manuscript won 1st place in the 2014 Nonfiction Category of the SCBWI-Carolinas annual writing competition.
2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the invention of the kaleidoscope.
I'll let you know when you can PRE-ORDER. This manuscript is CURRENTLY ON SUBMISSION.
Every September, I look forward to going to the annual SCBWI conference in Charlotte, NC. This year, I'll have brand new business cards to hand out to new friends and faces. I'll be working on a novel, a really old novel. Doesn't matter. I'll be a better writer for it. Can't wait for this Friday, September 30th!!! If you're a NC writer, maybe I'll see you there!
On August 3, 2016, I launched my very first Writers Who Run (or Walk) Retreat. Sixteen other writers joined me in the mountains of western North Carolina for 5 days and 4 nights. It was the most amazing and love-filled week of my life. Next year's event, and all future retreat dates, will be held the third week of June. Join us!
"Christie's attention to detail was truly exquisite. She also imbued every moment of the retreat with loving heart energy and passion. I could tell that she was passionate about her writing and her enthusiasm was contagious. Writers Who Run retreat not only started me off on a running habit, but also opened new horizons in writing. My approach to and the way I view writing have completely changed through the retreat. I learned so much about plotting, how to write the opening chapter, how to develop characters, how to maintain the reader's interest and how to slim down my writing. The retreat also created a wonderful, supportive and lasting community of fellow writers and faculty. There was not a dull moment and I will always cherish the so many first times I experienced in the retreat: first time showing my writing to other people and getting critiqued, first time making a journal, and first time running 10K." - LJ from Santa Fe