His first book, The Wizard of Simonton Pond was published as an ebook in 2011. That was followed by numerous short stories published in Level Best Books New England crime anthologies. He is currently working on Hardscrabble Kids a short story collection about Maine teens who are finding ways to overcome impossible situations, and Don't Say It a historical YA book about a high school junior in 1969 who's beyond fed up with being treated as less than because of her gender.
When not writing, he reads extensively, mostly in the YA genre and reviews almost every book he reads. Gardening, winning sweepstakes and enjoying three grandkids rounds out his most important activities.
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’s a former television anchor/reporter and former House and Senate aide. She currently writes YA and women’s fiction and lives outside Washington, D.C. with her children, Star the Wonder Dog, and a very patient husband.
She’s the 2018 and 2021 overall winner of the unpublished Daphne du Maurier Award, a 2019 Golden Heart® Finalist and is represented by Michelle Grajkowski at Three Seas Literary.
When not writing, she’s sailing, playing Star Wars trivia, re-reading Persuasion, or unloading the dishwasher.
Author Photo by John Schindler II
Meet author Janet Raye Stevens – mom, reader, tea-drinker (okay, tea guzzler), and weaver of smart, stealthily romantic tales. Winner of the RWA Golden Heart award, YA Romance Writers Rosemary award, and Daphne du Maurier award, Janet writes paranormal mysteries, YA sci-fi, time travel adventures for both YA and adult readers, and the occasional Christmas romance with humor, heart, and a dash of suspense. She lives with her family in Massachusetts. Connect with Janet at janetrayestevens.com.