Christina Boyd

Pacific Northwest

Christina Boyd lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest (not five miles from the Canadian border) with her dear Mr. B, two busy teenagers, and a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named BiBi. She studied Fine Art at Temple University's Tyler School of Art and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Salisbury University in Maryland. Although life has taken her on a merry adventure through a myriad of careers including modeling, flight attending, marketing & sales, owning a paint-it-yourself ceramic studio...since 2002 she has created and sold her own pottery line from a working studio on her property. Albeit she read Jane Austen as a moody teenager, it wasn't until Joe Wright's 2005 movie of "Pride & Prejudice" that sparked her interest in all things Austen. After reading The Six major works again, Christina's thirst for more simply could not be slaked, despite having discovered on-line Jane Austen fan fiction (JAFF), purchasing ALL the movie adaptations, and even joining and attending her first Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Annual General Meeting--all within that first year! Eventually she became a life member of JASNA and her addiction continues. Presently Christina has read and owns well over 400 Austen inspired novels...and cannot comprehend the neglect of the collection in such days as these. Visiting Jane Austen's England remains on her bucket list. @xtnaboyd