October ushers in great books with holiday themes!
Hi, Iâ€™m Kristina Wright, the insomniac writer whose mind is always working, even late into the nightâ€¦. Iâ€™m a full-time writer, as well as a perpetual college student and community college adjunct. I live in Virginia with my husband Jay, my son Patrick (born in December 2009) and our menagerie of pets, including a dog, three cats (my beloved Annabelle died in January 2009), a blue-capped conure, a lineolated parakeet and four zebra finches. Oh, and there are some raccoons I feed occasionallyâ€¦ okay, nightly. They are not pets. Really. Just because I seriously contemplated using the catsâ€™ flea and tick medicine on them does not make them pets.
I grew up in south Florida (and the distinction is important only to those of us who know the difference between south and the rest of Florida) and escaped just as quickly as I possibly could. In the almost twenty years Iâ€™ve been married, I have lived in Charleston, South Carolina; Newport, Rhode Island (briefly); and Virginiaâ€”twiceâ€”courtesy of the Navy (Jay is the sailor, Iâ€™m far too resistant to authority).
I completed my M.A. in Humanities in May 2007, but Iâ€™m in and out of college, working to complete a certificate in Womenâ€™s Studies. There is a part of me that longs for a Ph.D., but Iâ€™m not sure if I have the discipline necessary to do the time. Weâ€™ll see. However, I do consider myself an academic of sorts (â€śindependent scholarâ€ť is a term that I like) and my interests cover much of the humanities, specifically literature, popular culture and womenâ€™s studies. I teach a few classes of College Composition and Humanities (Mythology) at the local community college, both on campus and online. My hobbies include reading (obviously); photography; blogging; movies, theater and concerts; cooking; rescuing stray animals; learning new things and traveling as often as my budget allows. I'm a new mom, so I'm also interested in children's literature and toys and childhood development.