Who is Christina Myers?
Award-winning newspaper reporter (formerly of the New Westminster Record/Burnaby NOW newsroom) turned freelance writer-editor and, now, published author
What’s on her resumé?
It’s been a busy career for the former longtime member of the newsroom, who’s an alumnus of the Writer’s Studio at SFU and has gone on to write pieces that have appeared in a number of literary anthologies, magazines and journals.
The Surrey resident is the creator and editor of the B.C.-bestselling non-fiction anthology BIG: Stories about Life in Plus-Sized Bodies, featuring the work of 26 writers from across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. The book tied for the silver medal in the anthology category in the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards (a.k.a. the IPPY Awards) – which drew 4,500 entries from independent authors and publishers around the world. The award was presented during a virtual ceremony in June.
What’s her latest offering?
Christina’s debut novel, The List of Last Chances, was released by Caitlin Press in the spring. The novel was dubbed a “snappy, soaring read” and a “tender and marvellously comical novel” by early reviewers. It follows the adventures of Ruthie, a newly single 38-year-old who answers an ad from David, who’s looking for someone to drive his aging mother, Kay, and her belongings from P.E.I. to Vancouver – and the novel has been winning fans for its witty and heartwarming portrayal of friendship and the gift of second chances.
Myers also recently received a B.C. Arts Council grant in support of her next project, a middle-grade novel that tackles issues of bullying, families in crisis and more.
How can I find out more?
You can join in an online presentation with Christina on Tuesday, July 13, with the New Westminster Public Library’s free virtual author talk series, where she’ll read from The List of Last Chances. It takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom, and you can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 604-527-4666.
She was also recently profiled by our Glacier Media sister publication, the Delta Optimist. You can find that profile online.