Christina Fisanick is a writer-of-most-genres and an expert in a few. She specializes in creative non-fiction and digital storytelling but is currently working on an historical novel. She recently added art to her areas of deep study and practice.
Mostly, she creates stories through words and art that she believes no one else could tell, including her twenty-year battle with infertility, the loss of her two children, her struggle with Binge Eating Disorder, and happy stuff, too. In total, she is the author or editor of more than 30 books, dozens of articles and essays, and a handful of poems.
In addition to being a writer, Christina is Professor of English at Pennsylvania Western University–California, where she teaches expository writing, digital storytelling, and creative non-fiction. She and her honors students have collaborated for the past decade with the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh to create more than 300 digital stories focusing on northern Appalachian culture.
Also, Christina loves writing about the history of Wheeling, West Virginia, where she lives with her son and two cats. Christina believes in being a good literary citizen and is a community builder. Hence, she is the President of the Writers Association of Northern Appalachia and is the co-host of the WANA LIVE!: Reading Series, a weekly livestream featuring writers from throughout northern Appalachia.
Finally, Christina has recently started creating and showing her artwork, which ranges from abstract pen and ink drawings to acrylic and watercolor paintings. Through art she has been set free.