Member Profile

Christina Kilbourne

Photo: Jonathon Cliff 2000

Christina is the author of four novels, including adult literary fiction, young adult fiction and tween fiction.

She completed her Masters in Creative Writing and English Literature at the University of Windsor, Ontario. Previous to that she completed an Honours BA in English and Anthropology at the University of Western Ontario in London.

Christina grew up in Muskoka, a resort area in central Ontario. She has travelled through Africa, Central and South America, and has lived in her husband's home country of New Zealand.

She currently lives with her husband, two children and various four-legged creatures near Mt Albert, Ontario.

Phone number:
905-473-2335

Publications

The Roads of Go Home Lake (Adult, Young Adult Fiction). Toronto, BookLand Press, 2006.
Day of the Dog-tooth Violets (Adult Fiction). Fredericton, Broken Jaw Press, 2001.
Dear Jo: The story of losing Leah and searching for hope (Tween Fiction). Montreal, Lobster Press, 2007.
Where Lives Take Root (Young Adult, Adult Fiction). Toronto, BookLand Press, 2007.
They Called Me Red (Teen/Young Adult Fiction). Lobster Press, 2008.

Awards

Second Place, Sunday Star Short Story Contest for Sunday Star, 2004.
First Place in the Muskoka Novel Marathon for Dear Jo, 2003.
Longlisted, Re-Lit Novel Award for Day of the Dog-tooth Violets, 2001.
Ontario Arts Council Works in Progress Grant for The Roads of Go Home Lake, 2003.
New Muse Award for first time fiction for Day of the Dog-tooth Violets.
Ontario Libarary Association Best Bets 2007 for Dear Jo: the story of losing Leah and searching for hope, 2007
Nominated, Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award for Dear Jo: the story of losing Leah and searching for hope, 2009
Resource Links Best of the Year for Dear Jo: the story of losing Leah and searching for hope, 2007
First Place in the Muskoka Novel Marathon for The Roads of Go Home Lake, 2002
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
30 minutes to 45 minutes
Genre:
Readings Available for Tween, Young Adult, Adult
Grades:
Grades 5 and up
Audience size:
Any size
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$200.00 (flexible)
GST:
GST not applicable