Christine Blevins grew up on the south side of Chicago. She is the youngest of four children born to Ukrainian immigrants. Like most immigrant kids, she was expected to study hard and excel in school. She spent a lot of time with her nose in a book, and in her beloved books, she found the pathways to worlds beyond the grimy neighborhood she lived in.
Christine eventually left the old neighborhood, completed design school, landed a job as an interior designer, fell in love with Brian Blevins (a wonderful guy), married him, had children (four great kids), veered into the graphic design business (partners with Brian), all the while never losing her ability to become wholeheartedly immersed in a good story.
While in Scotland on vacation, a story popped into her head – not an unusual event. For years she would imagine stories while riding the train to work, nursing a baby or filling the moments before falling asleep. This Scottish-inspired story was her favorite kind – an adventure tale – and it was unusual – for this was the first time she was struck by the notion of writing her story down. Even though she had never written anything other than papers way back in her school days, Christine purchased the first of many spiral notebooks and began to scribble. The scribbles necessitated copious research. The research resulted in more scribbling…
Two years later it was finished – her first book – a historical novel set in 18th century Scotland. She learned many things in completing this first effort – most important being how much she enjoyed research and how much she loved storytelling. The muse very quickly smacked her on the head again, and this time, MIDWIFE OF THE BLUE RIDGE was born.
Christine Blevins lives in Elmhurst, Illinois with her husband Brian, two of said four children (the elder two having moved onward) and the family golden-doodle, Dude.
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