Christina Kilbourne is an award-winning author of young adult, juvenile, and adult literary fiction. Her novel, Dear Jo, won three young reader's choice awards in Canada in the same year - one in Manitoba, one in Saskatchewan and one in British Columbia. It was also nominated for a New York State young reader's choice award.
Born in Southwestern Ontario, Christina 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 received her Master’s degree in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of Windsor, Ontario.
Upon graduating, Christina travelled through Africa, Mexico, Central and South America and spent two years in New Zealand. She still enjoys travelling and takes every opportunity to hit the road, preferably to tropical climates.
Christina has worked in various roles 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.
Her writing has been translated into Slovenian, Ukrainian, Portuguese and Spanish. She is a member of The Writers Union of Canada.
Christina currently lives in Bracebridge, Ontario where, when she is not writing, she spends as much time as possible outdoors - rowing, paddling, cycling, skiing and hiking.