Christine's grandfather was born in Kiltumper, in the cottage where she and Niall now live. Born in New York and educated in Boston and Dublin, she met Niall Williams in the cafeteria at University College Dublin while doing her MA in Irish Literature. In addition to being a writer, Christine is an artist, homeopath and garden designer. Her columns on travel, gardening and health have appeared in newspapers and magazines in Ireland and America.
In 2002, Christine and Niall and their two children travelled around the world for 9 months. Christine's travel memoir of their journey, SO MANY MILES TO PARADISE, originally published by Townhouse in Dublin, is now available on Kindle, published by Kiltumper Books.
At various times Christine has been a houseplant doctor for Neiman Marcus, a copyeditor for The American Journal of Medicine, an administrator of the Kiltumper Writing Workshops, the author of a monthly column THE VIEW FROM KILTUMPER,and the founder of an artist cooperative and gallery where she sold her paintings.
She is the grateful mother of two children who are never far from her heart, although living across an ocean away from Kiltumper.
For the year 2011 she was part of the National Academy of Writing in London and her novel, HER NAME IS ROSE, begun during that 8 month program, was published by St. Martin's Press, New York, in April 2015 and in trade paperback in July 2016 as well as translated into Turkish and Polish.