Christine Kendall grew up in a family of artists, the fourth of six children, where everyone studied piano along with one other instrument. She still feels sorry for the neighbors. They woke up one morning and found themselves living next door to a flute, two clarinets, a french horn, a cello, a set of drums, and always, always somebody on the piano. Christine made her escape through writing. She has attended Bread Loaf and studied Children’s Literature at the Southampton Writers’ Conference. Christine’s short fiction has appeared in numerous publications and her debut novel, Riding Chance, was nominated for a NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens. Christine lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where
she co-curates the Cannery Lounge Reading Series.