About Christina Kilbourne's Books

Christina Kilbourne writes fiction for all ages and has published books in the genres of adult literary fiction, young adult fiction and juvenile or tween fiction.

Her books include award-winning, juvenile/young adult fiction novels Dear Jo and They Called Me Red, young adult fiction novel,Where Lives Take Root, adult literary fiction novel Day of the Dog-tooth Violets, and it's sequel,The Roads of Go Home Lake. The Flickering Light was published with BookLand Press in the fall of 2013. Her new young adult novel, Free Like Sunshine, will be released in October 2014.

Christina's book, Dear Jo, won three young reader's choice awards in Canada in the same year - one in Manitoba, one in Sasketchewan and one in Britsh Columbia. It was also nominated for a New York State young readers's choice award.

On August 30th, 2014, Christina's short story was featured on the Vinyl Café on CBC radio (Summer of Stars). To listen to a free podcast, go to the Vinyl Café podcast page.

In addition to writing fiction, she also conducts author visits at schools, libraries, bookstores and festivals. Christina's books have been translated into Slovenian, Ukranian and Portuguese. She is a member of The Writers Union of Canada.

About Christina Kilbourne

Christina Kilbourne was born in Southwestern, Ontario, but spent her elementary and high school years in Muskoka, a resort area two hours north of Toronto.

She graduated with an Honours BA in English Literature and Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario and her Masters degree in Creative Writing and English Literature at the University of Windsor, Ontario.

Upon graduating, Christina travelled through Africa, Mexico, Central and South America and spent two years in New Zealand.

She has worked in various jobs writing and designing newsletters, brochures, handbooks, reports and websites for such organizations as CIBC, the Auckland University of Technology, the Regional Municipality of York, Conservation Ontario and The District Municipality of Muskoka.

Christina currently lives with her husband and two children in Bracebridge, Ontario.

Reviews and Interviews

Muskoka Magazine

>The Flickering Light

Open  Book Toronto

>The Flickering Light

CM Magazine Profile

>General Interview

Oswego County Today

EFTO Voice

>Dear Jo

The Muskokan

>They Called Me Red

Brandon Sun

>They Called Me Red

The New York Reading Association Youth Book Blog

>Interview about Dear Jo

Niagara Public Library

>They Called Me Red

Booklist Online

>They Called Me Red

Jane on Books

Resource Links


>They Called Me Red

Quill & Quire

> They Called Me Red

CM Magazine

>They Called Me Red

Open Book Toronto

> Interview about Where Lives Take Root and The Roads of Go Home Lake























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