About moi

Christina Strigas is trilingual, raised by Greek immigrants, and has written three poetry books. Her latest, Love & Vodka, has been featured by CBC Books in, “Your Ultimate Canadian Poetry List: 68 Poetry Collections Recommended by you.”

She is currently working on her fourth upcoming poetry book, Love & Metaxa.

She has also written  two novels for MuseItUp Publishing. One is a paranormal romance , Crush, and the other is a romantic/erotic novel, The Wanting, written in first person  narrative by the two main characters.  Both have had excellent reviews.

Christina Strigas’s most recent book is A Book of Chrissyissms: The Only Way to Find Art is to Lose Touch with Reality. This  book portrays Christina Strigas’s inner perspectives, explaining  her viral quotes, popular poems, and an evolving outlook on life. Based off reader commentary, journal entries, social media, and life, Strigas depicts what it all means: being a writer, a mother, a friend, a confidant, a mentor, a teacher, a wife, and a member of society.

In her spare time, Christina enjoys foreign cinema, reading the classics, and cooking traditional Greek recipes that have been handed down from her grandmother.

She is also co-founder of @ArielPoets on Twitter.

Featured Image: from my book In My Own Flood cover art by Kate Theodosiou.

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183 comments

  1. Sally Panayiotou · February 9, 2012

    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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    • Chrissy · February 9, 2012

      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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    • Kathie · August 30, 2012

      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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      • Chrissy · August 30, 2012

        Thank you Kathie for the support and welcome to my blog! Hope you enjoy…:)

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  2. Dariya · May 29, 2012

    Hello, Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking it…It gave a chance to discover yours! Thank you for sharing your poems.
    Dariya
    http://healthylivingwithdariya.wordpress.com/
    http://365fotoadayproject.wordpress.com/
    http://justkeepdiscovering.wordpress.com/

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  3. John · June 8, 2012

    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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    • Chrissy · June 8, 2012

      Thank you for the kind words. I enjoy photography; what you can’t say in words is sometimes captured in moments.

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  4. kalynor · June 8, 2012

    Hello, Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking it, it’s always great to discover new ones! Good luck with your book 🙂

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  5. yosefmeda · June 9, 2012

    Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour, and Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse! XD I was meant to follow you. XD

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    • Chrissy · June 9, 2012

      Thanks for following. I loved those books. I’m actually reading Interview with a vampire now! It’s amazing.

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  6. ashleypatterson21 · June 13, 2012

    Thanks for the likes on my blog 😉 very grateful!

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  7. Rhonda · June 15, 2012

    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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  8. Naomi Baltuck · July 4, 2012

    Good luck, Christina! It sounds like you have the determination and grit that you need to succeed. Wishing you all the best!

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  9. Garden Girl · August 30, 2012

    Your poetry is very soft and beautiful…lovely imagery. I’m glad I stumbled across your blog today. Keep writing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · August 30, 2012

      Thank you. I can say the same about yours.

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  10. Nineteenfifteen · September 25, 2012

    Quite a beautiful collection you have on here.
    My kindest regards,

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  11. Sreejit Poole · November 13, 2012

    I’ve nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog Award.
    see: http://ofmindormatter.com/2012/11/13/wow-nominated-for-the-liebster-blog-award/

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  12. perca · February 3, 2013

    thanks you has stopping by in my “humble house”.
    Nice blog, a writer..
    its cool..

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  13. cyril · March 20, 2013

    Hello christina….sorry …i find your about section…great blog…good luck.
    Thanks Cyril

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  14. shelbywestland · April 4, 2013

    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! 😛

    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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    • Chrissy · April 5, 2013

      Congratulations! That is amazing. Good luck and I will be sure to order it. Thanks for letting me know.
      Chrissy

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      • shelbywestland · April 5, 2013

        Thanks so much for all the support, Chrissy! Truly means a lot and is greatly appreciated 🙂 I’m so excited! Really glad you love it

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  15. mandyevebarnett · April 9, 2013

    Hi, just to let you know I nominated you for an award – pop over to http://www.mandyevebarnett.com to pick it. Have fun!

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  16. FON (Free Online News) · April 23, 2013

    Hi, thank you for visit my site. You have such a wonderful blog. Cheers!

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    • Chrissy · April 23, 2013

      Thanks so much for visiting and enjoying! Cheers back to you! 🙂

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  17. vickramediwan · April 25, 2013

    Thanks for following my blog. Best of luck with your writing. Talking of vampires I too am working on a vampire story based in India. Plus a romance story about a Nazi and a jewish woman.

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    • Chrissy · May 1, 2013

      That is so amazing! Good for you. It really sounds interesting. Good luck too!

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  18. beeseeker · June 7, 2013

    Good luck on the publication trails …. and nothing wrong with pen and paper.

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  19. graypoet · June 10, 2013

    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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    • Chrissy · June 10, 2013

      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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  20. Debb Stanton · June 12, 2013

    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). 🙂

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    • Chrissy · June 12, 2013

      Thanks so much for following! Good luck to all of us! I am actually going to publish an ebook! One step in the right direction…

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  21. whocouldknowthen · June 13, 2013

    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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    • Chrissy · June 14, 2013

      You’re very welcome. Good luck and I will visit again very soon…

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  22. It’s a small – small world afterall. I ended up on your blog because you favoured a tweet of mine (@gypsyles. Then, when I got here I see that you and I have more in common than expected. I know Zah – and have her first book. Nice to meet you. Good luck with your publishing journey!

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    • Chrissy · August 14, 2013

      Thanks so much!! Wow. six degrees of separation. So nice to meet you!
      Have you read the books?

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  23. ankushmehta · August 30, 2013

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and for following 🙂
    Have a blessed day ahead 🙂
    ~Ankush

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  24. hellenmasido · September 12, 2013

    hey, just stopping by to let you know i nominated you for an award! love your blog! http://hellenmasido.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/the-versatile-blogger-award/

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    • Chrissy · September 12, 2013

      Thank you so much. I will check it out soon. I am on a writing kick…💝💋❤

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  25. Gede Prama · February 14, 2014

    Thank you for sharing and Greetings from Gede Prama 🙂
    http://www.gedepramascompassion.com

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  26. michael · February 19, 2014

    thanks for dropping by my blog. I look forward to trying to explore yours.

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  27. Susan Royal · February 24, 2014

    Thanks for the follow. I followed back and welcome to our family at Muse. Great place to be.

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    • Chrissy · February 24, 2014

      Amazing. Thank you for the warm welcome.

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  28. danielswearingen · April 27, 2014

    I enjoyed reading your poetry! Thank you. – Shalom, Daniel

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  29. emmylgant · April 30, 2014

    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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    • Chrissy · May 5, 2014

      Thanks so much Emmy, appreciate that. I loved your writing as well.

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  30. intheAMDay · July 6, 2014

    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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    • Chrissy · July 7, 2014

      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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      • intheAMDay · July 9, 2014

        Thanx! By the way, do you or someone you know offer editing services? Looking to get my sequel edited. You can DM on Twitter if you like.

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  31. Norm 2.0 · August 28, 2014

    Hello Chrissy. Thanks for the visit and the follow on my blog. I look forward to reading your writing 🙂

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    • Chrissy · August 28, 2014

      Amazing! Thanks so much for following. Same here.

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  32. Jarrod C · January 11, 2015

    Chrissy, you are an amazing writer. I love the flow of your writings. As such, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you choose to accept, more details can be found at http://thehauntedlullaby.com/2015/01/11/versatile-blogger-award/.

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    • Chrissy · January 11, 2015

      Thank you Jarrd!! Wow, I’m really honored but I don’t really do awards, but I am grateful for the thought. Xo

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      • Jarrod C · January 11, 2015

        That’s fine Chrissy. I wanted to recognize your blog and works and let you know how much I enjoy them. I hope some of my followers will discover your work as well.

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      • Chrissy · January 11, 2015

        So sweet of you! Thanks and curtsy to you Jarrod!! Much love & appreciation. Xo

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  33. Malcolm Greenhill · January 16, 2015

    Thank you for dropping by and following Malcolm’s Corner.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. INCOMESCO / Jesi · January 21, 2015

    Wish you all the best for your Inspirational determination.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · January 21, 2015

      Thank you so much for the follow and your warm words. Xo

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  35. megdekorne · February 12, 2015

    Hi Chrissy …thank you so much for entering my door last week …I am grateful for your kind introduction and will join in your journey with joy …your poetry is glorious and sings to me …blessings xxx

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    • Chrissy · February 12, 2015

      Thank you, Meg for visiting and reading. Humbled and touched. Blessings to you. xo
      Great to connect.

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  36. pmahaney · February 13, 2015

    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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  37. megdekorne · February 17, 2015

    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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    • Chrissy · February 17, 2015

      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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  38. Steve · February 22, 2015

    Thanks for coming in to see me at Steve Says…come again, stay a while – have a drink even! Happy blogging. Steve…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · February 23, 2015

      Thanks so much for the comment! Next time will stay and read more! Thank you for invitation. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  39. kneal1 · February 26, 2015

    Chrissy you have a beautiful way with words
    I’ll have to check out one of those books soon, thanks for all the encouragement…

    Liked by 1 person

  40. wholeproduction · April 11, 2015

    I know say this a lot but you have a great blog here 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  41. Barker & Woft · April 16, 2015

    I think I would like to have your viewpoint for the next series. How would you like to contribute an article for redhuman on what the world is like from your neck of the woods?
    Cheers and be well. 🙂

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  42. persoinpoesia2015 · April 17, 2015

    thank you for the request to follow. not sure what happened as I was following you but guess wp has glitches. regardless, back on track. I enjoy your writing. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs

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    • Chrissy · April 17, 2015

      No idea what happened either. Same here. Enjoy reading you. Thank you and enjoy x

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  43. willowdot21 · April 27, 2015

    Hi Thank you for the follow I am always grateful ! I look forward to exploring your blog! xx

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  44. mattg27 · April 28, 2015

    Love your work!

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  45. quiall · April 30, 2015

    Thank you for the follow. I love your attitude.

    Liked by 1 person

  46. Vlad Zaycev · May 7, 2015

    Hey!
    You have very interesting blog and your pictures are amazing! I like to read your blog and I enjoy it.

    Liked by 1 person

  47. Akhiz · May 18, 2015

    Hey, thanks for the follow, you write wonderful poems 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  48. HusbandAndHusband · May 27, 2015

    Congratulations on getting published. That’s great news! I love your blog. You’ve done a great job! : )

    Liked by 1 person

  49. Ann St. Vincent · June 1, 2015

    Thank you for the blog follow!! I look forward to exploring your blog 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  50. homeflair · June 4, 2015

    Hi Chrissy, I enjoyed reading your writing, thanks for stopping by Homeflair and all the best on your upcoming poetry book:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · June 4, 2015

      Thank you so much:) My pleasure and thanks for following.

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  51. Superduque777 · June 9, 2015

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  52. Erika Kind · June 20, 2015

    Hi Christina, I just managed it to check out your blog and started following you. I don’t know if you are basically participating in challenges but I nominated you for this one: https://erikakind.wordpress.com/?p=5381&preview=true Don’t feel obliged to participate at all 🙂

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    • Chrissy · June 21, 2015

      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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      • Erika Kind · June 21, 2015

        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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      • Chrissy · June 21, 2015

        Thank you Erika x

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  54. Erika Kind · June 24, 2015

    Hi Chrissy, I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Please feel free to participate. Here is the post: https://erikakind.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/the-sunshine-award-is-back/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · June 24, 2015

      Aww thank you Erika! You are so kind to think of me. Humbled. I will check it out tomorrow, it’s a holiday in Quebec. Thank you. xx

      Liked by 1 person

  55. Darque · June 29, 2015

    I am new to reading your blog & wanted to say hello. I really like your poetry, so I’m now following you & will check back often.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · June 29, 2015

      Hello there, well thank you for reading my blog and welcome to my lil world. Hope you enjoy your visit. lol

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  56. willowdot21 · June 29, 2015

    Hello and thank you for the follow it is like a friendly wave or a warm smile from a stranger I look forward to reading your blog!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  57. Karina Pinella · July 16, 2015

    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!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · July 16, 2015

      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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  58. breakdownchick · August 1, 2015

    I nominated you for The Sunshine Blogger Award, if interested: https://breakdownchick.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/the-sunshine-blogger-award/

    Liked by 1 person

  59. eroticmusings · August 21, 2015

    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 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  60. dustomundo · September 3, 2015

    Hi, Christina. Lovely little blog you have here. Thank you for following Flaggfan, I do appreciate it.

    Liked by 1 person

  61. Nadine Tomlinson · September 17, 2015

    I’m excited for you, too, Christina. I love connecting with fellow writers. Wishing you success with your new book.

    Liked by 2 people

  62. Carisa Adrienne · September 23, 2015

    I’ love your blog! You are so inspiring ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  63. Awkward Earthling · October 7, 2015

    thanks for stopping by my blog,
    and thus getting to know you !! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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  65. YesterdayAfter · October 13, 2015

    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 🙂

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  66. thelonelyauthorblog · October 22, 2015

    Amazing talent. I am so happy you found me because it gives me a chance to read such beautiful prose. Never take your talent for granted. Keep on writing with your eyes closed. After all, is that what all writers do? Great blog.

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  67. prospermind · March 18, 2016

    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. 😉

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  68. Stephanae V. McCoy · May 14, 2016

    Hi Chrissy, it’s so nice to meet you. Thank you for coming by and following my blog which allowed me to return the favor. I look forward to reading your works and about your books. Have a nice weekend! Steph

    Liked by 2 people

  69. Dustin · May 14, 2016

    I’m loving your page love, Chrissy.:)

    Liked by 1 person

  70. willowwrites · November 1, 2016

    You do have LOTS going on! I admire your gusto 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by my page and liking my poem. Hope you pop by again soon.
    After reading your page here I thought you might be interested in this blogger’s post. Just read this today and you guys used the same quote from Virginia Woolf. It’s an interesting read:
    https://onartandaesthetics.com/2016/11/01/the-city-of-ladies/

    Liked by 1 person

  71. Writer in progress · December 15, 2016

    Good to know you and your blog 🙂

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  72. theherdlesswitch · March 3, 2017

    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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    • Chrissy · March 3, 2017

      Thank you so much! And best of luck to you, congratulations on your first book of poetry.
      Chrissy 🙂

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  73. poemsinacoffer · March 5, 2017

    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

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · March 6, 2017

      Hello Cchaya, You are very welcome. I will check out your poems today with pleasure. Thank you for visiting and reading my work.
      Chrissy x

      Liked by 1 person

  74. Annie · May 1, 2017

    Thank you for following me back ❤ Loving your words on Twitter, and I'm so glad to have found you here.

    Liked by 1 person

  75. thereluctantpoet · January 21, 2018

    Congratulations on all your great accomplishments! Your work is ample proof that you aren’t getting much sleep. Ha! I’m very impressed! Really loved your works in the Gallery. Are they posted don WP? Especially loved, “You are my favorite illusion of hope” Brilliant!!!
    Chuck
    xo

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    • Chrissy · January 21, 2018

      Thank you so very much. I appreciate it. All these quotes are on my Instagram page. No sleep indeed!! Haha
      Thanks
      Chrissy

      Liked by 1 person

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