About Me

IMG_0020I feel like my life is constantly in revision, hence the title of the blog. I am in the middle writing something; poetry, essays, novels, etc. I am in the middle of school. I am in the middle of parenting two young adults who are on the cusp of making their own life decisions. I am always in the middle and that’s just fine with me.

I spent 11 years covering community news in Southeast Michigan where I earned several Michigan Press Association and National Newspaper Association awards for column writing. Now, I teach college writing and am working toward secondary education certification in English and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I am also at work on pitching my first novel as well as developing my first poetry collection. My poems have appeared in Sweet Lemons 2: International Writings with a Sicilian Accent, Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems, Hip Mama Magazine (as Cristina Trapani Peck), Mamazine.com, Driftwood, Writers Reading at Sweetwaters Anthology, and Paterson Literary Review. When I’m not in the middle of all that, I can occasionally be found baking something, knitting something, or hiking with my two 100-pound poochies.

7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. FairyGodMother

    Dear Cristina,
    My how time has passed..It’s that time of year when the auction is on..Little did we know when you were interviewing me for the newspaper the wheels that were in motion…No cancer in your background and the main connection to this invader was the friendship with the Komen family…I didn’t talk to you after that because of the spinnings of the world in my life but prayed and thought of you..When I dropped off my art for auction I did see the wonderful photos you took for your contribution…Also heard about the convertible that was yours for the weekend…Am glad that things are doing better..At this time of year it becomes more reality..the war is on…there are winners…thank God you are a winner..Hope to talk to you at this years event…Remember…You are a living testiment to the power of pink….Visit kidadoblog.wordpress.com……those are my fairies…

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  2. cynthia

    “I love words and I live for the lines that drop from the sky and lead me in all kinds of crazy directions.”

    I love the name of your blog and the reason behind the name!
    –cynthia

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  3. Tricia

    Christina,

    I have finally found you. You have commented on my blog before but I couldn’t link back to you. Then I saw you at Linda’s blog party this weekend and found you through her side-bar.

    I shall visit your post now

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  4. Ray

    Dear Cristina, My how time has passed..It’s that time of year when the auction is on..Little did we know when you were interviewing me for the newspaper the wheels that were in motion…No cancer in your background and the main connection to this invader was the friendship with the Komen family…I didn’t talk to you after that because of the spinnings of the world in my life but prayed and thought of you..When I dropped off my art for auction I did see the wonderful photos you took for your contribution…Also heard about the convertible that was yours for the weekend…Am glad that things are doing better..At this time of year it becomes more reality..the war is on…there are winners…thank God you are a winner..Hope to talk to you at this years event…Remember…You are a living testiment to the power of pink….Visit kidadoblog.wordpress.com……those are my fairies…
    +1

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    1. survivorscribe Post author

      Hey Janina,

      I know. So much has happened. That was definitely a nice thing the women who won the car did. I had no idea they were going to do that. It was a great car. I glanced at your blog and you are truly blessed. Hope all is well.

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  5. Lee Wind

    Hi Cristina,
    My name is Lee Wind, and I’m a writer as well, though my focus is kid and teen books. I’m working on a picture book that was inspired by the story of you and your daughter that was shared so powerfully in Andrew Solomon’s FAR FROM THE TREE. I’d very much like to share the manuscript with you and with Kiki so you can see what I’m doing prior to my agent sending it on to publishers. Could you please email me at: iamleewind (at) gmail (dot) com with your email address so I can share the manuscript? It’s brief (125 words) and in many ways shares a lot with poetry – every word designed to count, selected with care, and (hopefully) vibrating with energy and meaning! I really believe it’s stories like these (like yours) that can help inspire young people – and everyone – to be better, to be more compassionate, to be kinder, and to make our world a better place for us all.
    That’s what I’m going for… Hope to hear from you soon, and thank you for your time.
    best!
    Lee

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