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Christine Gordon Manley

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Christine Gordon Manley is part-editor, part-writer, and 100% “Islander,” with Newfoundland roots and a Prince Edward Island address. She primarily writes short stories and children’s books, but she likes to play with pretty much any form of writing.

Christine’s short stories have appeared in various magazines, websites, and journals, with “I’ll Always Make it Back Home” winning Honourable Mention and publication in Canada’s Tales of the Fantastic (2017). She won third place in the Island Literary Awards in 2015 (children’s category) and was a Round Two Finalist for CANSCAIP children’s story national contest in 2016. She is signed with Breakwater Books, and her first children’s book The Secret of Bowring Park was published in 2018.

When she’s wearing her editor hat, Christine’s unique ability is reading a piece of writing through various lenses in order to connect the writer’s message to what the reader needs to hear. She draws on empathy and heart to guide writers from start to finish.

Christine was born, and grew up, in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. She now resides in Canada’s other provincial Island, PEI, with her husband, their two daughters, and their two dogs. She is a member of Editors Canada and the Vice-President of the PEI Writers’ Guild. While she fell in love with the red soil of PEI, the rocky shores of Newfoundland are never far from her mind. She can attribute her love of a good cup of tea, tender moose stew, driving to reach that perfect scenic view, and getting outside on any decent day to her own Newfoundland childhood.