Christine Gibson is an educator and an innovative thinker. Ms. Gibson has a passion for instructing children and improving the education process through specialized curriculum and individualized instruction. Christine has lead numerous professional development training to support educational professionals and to enhance their classroom practices. She received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education while she worked as a Head Start teacher for fourteen years.
7 Things you need to know about Christine.
Q:If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
A: I would tell my younger writing self not to get discouraged when the words seem to come out not so perfect. I would also tell my younger self to trust in the process and things will work out. Most importantly I would tell my younger self to believe in yourself and know you can do Great things.
Q:How did publishing your first book change your process of writing? I don't think my writing has changed since I published my first book. I think I have become more aware of the writing process to me more focused.
A:What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? The best money I ever spent as a writer was taking a trip abroad to Catherine Hall Primary School in Montego Bay, Jamaica. I had the opportunity to share my book with educators and administration of the school. Th highlight of the trip was reading to the students and enjoying their conversations around self-awareness.
Q:What does literary success look like to you?
A: Literary success for me is putting out books that support children of color in understanding the importance of Self-Awareness. It also looks like educators, parents and families are beginning to have meaningful conversations surrounding Self-Awareness as a result of reading my book Christine's Big Hair Adventures and spreading the word of awareness.
Q:How do you select the names of your characters?
A:I selected the names of characters by using people who I have crossed paths with as well as those who are close and dear to me. I also use my imagination when creating names of character just to think outside the box.
Q:What is your favorite childhood book?
A:The Napping House was one of my favorite childhood books.
Q:What does "Representation" mean to you?
A:Representation means creating a platform that allows people of color and diverse cultures to be represented in a manner that offers a meaningful depiction of who and what they stand for. It also means, having someone that "looks" like "you" that "you" can identify with in various aspects of life starting during childhood years.
Q:Where can our readers find your book(s)?
A:Readers can find my book at www.Christinesbighairadventures.com