About the Author

Marina and Christi
Blurbarian Since April 2008
Name Marina and Christi
Location Shelton, WA 98584
Gender Female
My Occupation retired runway models/superheroes
My Bio My genius pal Marina and i met at support group meeting 2 yrs ago for former runway models/superheroes, there was an instant bond! She was born and raised in Bremerton, Wa. and spent years working the catwalks by day and fighting the forces of evil by night. This left her with vertigo, weak ankles, and an acquired allergy to spandex unitards. I could sympathize. Although I was a VA/NJ/CA/WA transplant, I too had lived the double life of haute couture and crime fighting- small world! Sadly, at a spring show in Milan, I took a nasty fall off a pair of platforms and was rushed to the hospital. Despite doctors best efforts, I was declared terminally unphotogenic and had to retire. We now have taken on the role of wives and moms. With designer clothes far behind us, we have joined the legions of moms who don't know a thing about yoga, but own 16 pairs of the pants! We may no longer be "super", but if evil rears it's ugly head, it will be swiftly pre-treated, bleached and crisply pressed!

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
i think i feel a series coming on! purple shoes, a trip to the disco, and mysterious smells....
i know, it'll all make sense eventually!
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
wow! where to begin?! i wouldn't be the same goofy grownup i am today without Bill Peet, first and foremost, obviously Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein, Betty MacDonald and Hilary Knight. i'll have to think, i know there's more on my list!

Cristi is definatly the literary genious of us both. As far as the art goes, I credit my mom with passing the art gene. I could put all my effort into a drawing and it would be something she doodled on a napkin and quickly threw away. She is amazing.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
For adults? Cold Sassy Tree is a long standing favorite as well as The Secret Life of Bees, and pretty much anything by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
My favorite books from childhood, hands down, were Where the Wild Things are, and The Giving Tree.