About

Thanks to an aunt’s love of genealogy, Christyne discovered both Louisa May Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe are christyne180members in her extended family tree on her mother’s side, so she firmly believes her love of writing has always been her destiny.

Her father served in the Air Force for twenty years which resulted in her birth in Taipei, Taiwan and she spent her youth growing up all over the world before her family settled in New Hampshire in time for her to attend high school. She followed in her family’s rich military history and joined the United States Navy where she fell in love with romance novels after someone remembered women were serving aboard seagoing vessels and sent a box full of paperback romances to her ship, the USS VULCAN AR-5.

She started pursuing her own writing in 2002, sold her first ever ‘finished’ manuscript in 2006 and made her first sale to Harlequin Special Edition two years later! She writes contemporary romances full of life, love, a hint of laughter and perhaps a dash of danger too. Christyne loves the challenge of the boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl-back and the journey of joy and hardship two people go through. And there has to be a ‘happily ever after’ or she’s just not satisfied.

When she’s not writing, she can be found hunting for treasures at yard sales and antique fairs to add to her collection of memorabilia of women who served in the military, watching classic romantic movies and the great movie musicals of the 40’s and 50’s, and reading books by her favorite authors.

She lives in central Massachusetts with her family, a four-footed double-pawed black cat who rules the house and a shelter-saved pup named Harley (short for Harlequin) who really thinks he’s a cat too! Christyne loves to hear from her readers.

More About Christyne

  • Yes, that is how you really spell my first name, after my mother’s good friend in the 8th grade who spelled her name the same way. 

  • My first completed book, titled A Single Yellow Rose is a fan fiction written in 1999/2000 about the teens of the daytime soap opera, Days of our Lives.
  • While in the US Navy I served onboard two ships, the USS Vulcan AR-5, a repair tender and the first US Navy ship (other than nurses on hospital ships) on which women were deployed starting in 1978, and the USS Hunley AS-31, a submarine tender.
  • Yellow roses have very special meaning to me. They are the official flower of my non-academic sorority Beta Sigma Phi and I put them somewhere in each of my stories.

Fun Facts

  • Favorite Food: Deep fried haddock and french fries, Tootsie Rolls and old fashioned chocolate Hershey bars
  • Music: Country music is my first love with George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland and Rascal Flatts as favorites, but I also love movie soundtracks like Mama Mia! & Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day, the big band sounds from the 40’s and Elvis will always be the King! 
  • Movies: Casablanca, Guys & Dolls (pretty much all the movie musicals from the golden era of Hollywood), Pretty In Pink, Pride & Prejudice (both the 2006 and the PBS version!), Return To Me, Top Gun (of course!), When Harry Met Sally, White Christmas, Yankee Doodle Dandy . . . oh, the list goes on and on!
  • TV Shows: Once Upon A Time, Days of our Lives, Downton Abbey, General Hospital, Hawaii 5-0 and Project Runway are all must-watches! Long gone shows I still miss: Brothers & Sisters, The West Wing and JAG (thank goodness for DVDs!)
  • Romance Authors: Oh, there are so many! But to list a few…Suzanne Brockmann, Rachel Gibson, Kristin Higgins, Susan Mallery, Catherine Mann, Linda Lael Miller, Molly O’Keefe, Christie Ridgway, Jill Shalvis and Kay Stockham to start!
  • Sports Teams: Love all my New England teams: Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics
  • Place: Any place where the sun is shining, the breeze is sweet and the smell of fresh cut grass fills the air