Hello dear followers and readers,

Thank you for being here, at my humble little blog.

I write because I have no other choice. I write because I have stories to tell and poems like film slides in my mind. If I slept longer I guess I probably would write less, but sleep is a luxury…I am grateful for all of you who drop by my blog and read my poems or are interested in my books.

I have self-published three novels, a trilogy. (Althia’s Awakening, Althia’s Calling and Althia’s Journey) all available at Amazon or other on-line bookstores (Wheathmark Publishing). This blog is mostly my place of sanctuary where I post my random poems and news about my books.

My book is published by Muse It Up Publishing, out of Montreal, my home town, so that’s exciting…I am currently working on a romance (erotic). You can click on Crush page at the top of the menu to get the direct link to my book.

I have self-published a chapbook Your Ink on My Soul. I have published two full length poetry books, In My Own Flood and my latest, Love & Vodka.

Always under my own microscope and self-doubt, I like to explore human emotions.

Thank you for visiting, reading and commenting on my work.

In the words of Virgina Woolf: “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”

Carpe Diem.

-Christina Strigas

If you want to support an artist here is my link: thank you:) paypal.me/christinastrigascrush1

181 thoughts on “A little bit about me, the author

  1. Oh I love the Sookie Stackhouse series. I discovered the Twilight series after seeing the first film and really enjoyed reading them at the time, but strangely the subsequent films have put me off a bit, which is a shame.

    Good luck sending off to publishers!

    That’s a beautiful photo at the top of your blog – where’s it from?

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    1. Hi Sally,

      Thanks for the feedback…I just sent my manuscript to New York…crossing my fingers. The photo is from the template offered on the blog. I wish I could say I took it!
      As for the movies, I agree with you. I always prefer books to movies anyway!

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    2. Hey Chris,

      I would like to wish you best of luck with the publishing of your novel. I always loved yours stuff, even back when we were younger. Of course I also enjoyed your first book. Will be following…..

      Kathie

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  2. i wanted to thank you for taking a look at my blog, actually its just a jump off point to my Photography Web Site. I have enjoyed reading through your poems. Best Wishes and good luck with your novel.

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  3. We can always use more sexy vamps! Don’t understand the lust we have for them, I just know it’s there. Best of luck with the business side of things…can’t wait for it to come out. And I’m with you…sorry to say I’m a tree killer reader too. Paper all the way!
    R

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  4. As one of my beloved followers, I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude by sharing with you my exciting news of becoming a newly published author! And, of course, I wanted you to be among the very first to get a chance to read the rest of my debut novel, The Legacy of Blood, now available in e-book format.

    (No worries if you don’t have a Kindle or other e-reader device, they have free ones to download on your computer. I went on Amazon and downloaded their “Kindle for PC” absolutely free! Love it! Here’s the link if you need it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pc/download .)

    Again, I want to thank you kindly for all the support. And you never know, as some of my followers have told me, you could say you’ve had a big hand in helping make Shelby Westland a household name! πŸ˜›

    The Legacy of Blood on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Blood-Sanguivore-Saga-ebook/dp/B00C5J7V2E/

    Other e-reader retailers to follow soon!

    Cheers!
    XOXO

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I appreciate the chance it gave me to find your blog, I enjoy what I read so far. I look forward to finding more. I’m envious of your self publishing, I dream of seeing my own words in print, maybe some day I’ll have the confidence. I appreciate comments if you read anything of mine and feel the urge to comment.

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    1. Hi!
      I really liked your blog too. I will definitely comment and read your stuff. It’s easy to self-publish, but hard to sell!!
      Thanks for following and reading my writing. I appreciate it!
      Have a great day,
      Chrissy

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  6. Hi Chrissy! Thanks for discovering my blog and joining me, now I can follow your journey on the way to getting a book “paper published” (I’m with you on that score). πŸ™‚

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  7. just thought i’d visit a bit to thank you for liking my poem ‘clouds are free’ on 20 Lines, the encouragement is always really appreciated i’m finally getting around to writing an about page, so yours did provide a few ideas, thank you.

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  8. Thank you for your visit and follow Chrissy, which led me to your blog.
    I like your poetry a lot. I will be exploring the other side of your blog.
    Good luck with the publishing.

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  9. Hi Chrissy,

    Hey Congrats and best of wishes on your upcoming paranormal romance novel! I am a sappy romantic for Twilight and love all things vampire. I haven’t read anything by Christopher Moore, but I’ll check him out.

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    1. Thank you so much. I am editing and hopefully in the Fall my book will be ready. Great to hook up with you. Welcome and looking forward to reading your work.

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  10. Hey Chrissy noticed you read my Valentine’s post and I wanted to say thank you, and hope it gave you a little laugh. I’ll look in from time to time as like poetry. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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  11. HI Chrissy …I just read your last 3 poems , starting with “hoodie” and I don’t seem to know where to ” like” or post a comment ? I want to tell you that I love your poetry and how it flows with rhythm like a beautiful love song …blessings , you are so soulful …xxx meg

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    1. Thank you so much Meg. If you click on the top you can click on likes and comments. Sorry for confusion. I appreciate you reading and letting me know! You are amazing. xx Blessings to you to. Great to read you.

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    1. Hi Erika, thank you for following and I will check out the challenge but I’ve been crazy busy the last couple of days, end of the year craziness…so I will definitely read your stuff next week when I take a breather. lol
      Thanks so much for reading my poems and nominating me for a challenge. Depending on my mood and state of mind I either am up for the challenge or will decline politely.
      Please don’t take it personally! I appreciate all your comments and will get back to you shortly! Enjoy Father’s Day with your loved ones.
      Chrissy x

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      1. Don’t ever bother because of participating, Chrissy! There is no obligation at all. We all have a life next to WP as well. I totally understand an for sure I don’t take it personally. Thank you for telling me and have a great day yourself 😊

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  12. I’m so flattered you placed my avatar so prominently on this page. I appreciate the follow. Congratulations on being able to publish three novels, soon to be followed by a book of poems. How do you do that with your own operation and minding kids too, to boot! Well done!

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    1. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I go crazy, but I love it. Hardly sleep and go go go. Can’t wait till my vacation! I have no control of my avatar, I wish I knew what I was doing, but sadly the computer controls me more. I just click buttons, save and pray for the best. Have a great day, Karina. I had a student with that name. Just adore it. x
      Chrissy

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  13. Hi, wow, I had to scroll quite a bit, lol. I wanted to thank you for following my blog, but just to give you a heads up that provocativepostures is stagnant – my primary blog is eleganceindeliciousverse.wordpress.com πŸ™‚

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  14. Hi Chrissy thank you so much for stopping by my Blog and for the Follow! I appreciate it so much! I am very happy to have you as another soul follower of my journeys here, I welcome you to YesterdayAfter Blog. I hope that you enjoy my Art and creativity in all the ways I express it. I am an Artist Designer and I create jjewelry inspired by nature but also I love Photography, Digital Art, I paint with watercolors, I love music and sometimes I write Poems. I am looking forward to your post and getting to know you better πŸ™‚

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  15. Hi Christina.

    Wow, it sounds like quite the journey. I’m super glad I have stumbled upon your blog. It seems like there is lots and lots of good stuff for me to read, I’ll have to add you to my “To Read”-List.

    Though I’m quite new to your followership, I’m looking forward to getting to know you.

    Good luck with your poetry book.

    Best wishes,

    prospermind. πŸ˜‰

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  16. Wow, I have to say I really admire you! As a writer just starting out on the road to publishing my own work (I have published one book of poetry on smashwords so far), I know just how much work that is.

    Best of luck to you, I hope you continue to succeed and see your hard work pay off more and more!

    Meno<3
    PS. Thanks for stopping by my blog ; )

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  17. Dear Chrissy,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow ! Means a lot for a beginner like me who has just got into blogging. From being an introvert to an extremely reluctant writer who has now plunged into public forum with her poetry creations….I am nervous yet excited !

    Your work is very inspiring and I am certainly going to follow you. Would very much appreciate your feedback and comments on my poems.

    Thanks again and my very best for all your future endevours !!

    – Chhaya

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