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11701038_10155907316480002_6515415633320085081_nHello! I’m Christy. 

Update: Check out my latest publications! My 1st published academic essay, “Mentoring in the Wizarding World: Dumbledore & His Literary Ancestors,” in the book, Critical Insights: The Harry Potter Series (June 2015), edited by Lana Whited & Katherine Grimes. My short story “Game Day” is now available online! Thanks to Classic Alice

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The best drink is tea, at least to me.
Photo by Christy

My blog is where I write my experiences about writing… plus any thing else that’s on my mind. Positive feedback is greatly appreciated, and I hope you enjoy my posts. Thanks.

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Sherlock happens to be wearing my favorite color. How did he know? Just science of deduction.

Much thanks to my friend Tabitha who started her blog again, the BBC TV show Sherlock (for bringing the love of blogging back), & my friend Jennifer who started up a blog as well about her experiences in teaching. They caused me to start this blog. Though all my friends inspire me in so many ways.

I’ll always thank them for that.

My first job ever was being the news editor/reporter of my university student newspaper. Then I worked for the university library. After that I worked as an office assistant in the university tutoring center. My university taught me more than just lessons in the classroom, but through my jobs as well. I’ll be forever thankful for all the learning experiences and memories.

I graduated college in December of 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts (Major: English, Minor: Journalism). I almost had a creative writing minor with all the creative writing courses I wanted to take. I’ve worked on a successful mayoral campaign. It was an amazing experience, and it gave me a unique perspective on local political campaigns. I started Grad School in the Fall of 2013. Now I really want to focus more on creative writing. 

My faith as always been a part of my life, but I’ve grown in the past few years to be more active. It makes me happy to help out through out my church (St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church) with Choir, ACTS, the Catholic Daughters, and RCIA. Since Grad School, I’ve narrowed down what I do. I still sing in my parish choir. Now I participate in Y’ALL Corpus Christi

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During the summer of 2012, I got a chance to go to my second Harry Potter conference in Orlando, Florida which was Ascendio (the first one was Infinitus 2010). This was a wonderful experience to not only be around other awesome fellow Harry Potter fans, but also learn more about writing from actual incredible authors who were fans of the series. They really inspired me to push to my dream of writing a novel.

Participant-180x180-2In November of 2012, I was willing to take the plunge and participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). The experience was incredible. Even though I didn’t get to the goal of 50, 000 words. I still felt like I winner because I wrote 37, 042 words. That was more than I’ve ever written for one story. I also got an opportunity to meet some wonderful local writers through the South Texas Scribes.

I’ve participated in the first session of Camp NaNoWriMo 2013 in April. I’ve won with writing 30,000 words and completing my novella. I continue to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo when I can. I graduated with my Masters of Arts in English Literature in May 2017. 

I’m a SuperFansie of Jeremy Jordan

Jeremy currently has the role of Winn Schott in Supergirl. He stars as Jack Kelly in Newsies (2017). Film available digitally. 

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Have you decoded this Fringe Glyph sequence?

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Clark Kent and Lois Lane in the Daily Planet (Smallville)

Blogs Written By My Friends:

South Texas Scribes

Christina Farley’s Official Blog

Jane Austen in the Digital Era

Ascendancy – Sequel to The Road Below

The Daily Walton

Reviews, Articles, and Creative Press by Lauren Lyman

Miss Matters | A Modern advice column 

Creative Musings / Worth a Thousand Words

Chronicles of a Post-Grad

Peekaboo With God

A New Beginning

Blogging For Blue Heart Designs

Word Bull – Fill it to the rim w/Word Bull

Crown Scull

Modish Etcetera

My Rubbish Bin

Eaten by Plague

The Awkward Thought

baby I’m a weeper, a heavy reader, a light sleeper / poetic flesh

Caitlin Bailey Film and Photography

Sunny Side Up: The Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Creative Touch / Write On Wendy

Kindered Kate

Dee-Scoveries

The Dark Mind of Michael – Noveling and Musings

Ice Cream Castles in the Air / Daily Enduring Truth

SkyyTV | Television for the Modern Mind

Jessica Olivarez-Mazone | South Texas educator and technology advocate

karen alyse – unconditionally me

Being Alicia

Loony Thoughts of Mhaey

Slim Down Showdown: Rynnee

The Wonderful World of Words and Thoughts of J.Ko

Awesome Businesses:

Threads

Lotus Dreams Tea

Lakonia Greek Products

Castle

Richard Castle and Kate Beckett

 

Learn more about The Harry Potter Alliance and Imagine Better

Plus this chapter: Harry Potter Alliance – South Texas Chapter

Check out the web series, Classic Alice.

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Some of my Favorite Music:

Jeremy Jordan

Corpus Christi Songwriters

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Garrett Wieland

The Independent Thieves

13/21 the band

Cristabelle Braden

Amanda Holden

The David Martinez Band

Joshua Flores

K-Love Radio

Showtunes & Soundtracks 

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It looks like Merlin found something interesting,..

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’ I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

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  1. jmcobbrn says:

    Thanks for following my blog! Keep working hard, the success will come.

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