Christine Gunderson grew up on a family farm in North Dakota reading Laura Ingalls Wilder books in her own little house on the prairie. She can haul grain and drive a combine and craves wide-open spaces.

As a kid growing up in the vast center of nowhere, Christine spent a lot of time reading. She burned a hole in her bedspread with a light bulb while attempting to read Trixie Belden, Anne of Green Gables and the Narnia books under the blankets when she was supposed to be asleep.

This addiction to good stories led her to a career as a television anchor and reporter. She covered fires, floods, tornadoes, politics, and a prison riot. Then she spent a decade answering questions rather than asking them in her job as a press secretary in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the Department of Commerce.

When she became a mom, Christine retired from the world of politics. After her youngest child started pre-school, she finally sat down and did the one thing she’d always wanted to do. She wrote her first book. She discovered that she loves writing fiction as much as she loves reading it.

These manuscripts have won a number of awards. Christine is a 2019 Golden Heart finalist and was the overall winner in the unpublished division of the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award in 2018. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, The Washington Romance Writers, and is a past board member of the Young Adult Romance Writers of America.

Christine lives outside Washington, DC with her husband, three children who love Star Wars as much as she does, and two naughty but insanely cute little dogs who sleep under her desk when she writes. Her hobbies include sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with her family, re-reading Persuasion, and unloading the dishwasher.