Spinning Out (fiction, Hachette 2010)
Christine Darcas’s fiction and nonfiction have been published in Australia and overseas. In Australia, her work has appeared in several publications including The Age, Readers’ Digest, Sunday Life Magazine, Melbourne’s Child, DANCEtrain Magazine and Business Franchise Magazine, as well on various blogs and websites such as Mamamia.com. She is the author of two novels Dancing Backwards in High Heels and Spinning Out both published by Hachette Australia.
In the US, her short stories have been published in the Vermont Literary Review, THEMA, Potpourri, and the now-defunctBelletrist Review (which nominated that story for a Pushcart Prize). Her memoir piece about her experience as a relief worker in Chad (where she met her husband Francois) is a chapter in the Orbis Books/Earthscan anthology Another Day in Paradise. Her 2006 Christmas Eve article in The Philadelphia Inquirer won ByLine Magazine’s 2006 Inspirational Article competition.
Christine’s educational and professional background include a BA in Political Science and African Studies from Wesleyan University (US), famine relief work in Chad, a MBA from Cornell University (US), and several years working in product management in New York City. She has raised her two children through her husband’s career moves from the US to Hong Kong, to France and finally to Melbourne, Australia where she now lives. In 2009, she completed her diploma in Creative Writing and Editing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Christine is also passionate about Ballroom and Latin American dancing after discovering it in her early 40s. She has been a Dancesport competitor, reaching the Latin American Masters I semi-finals of the Australian Dancesport Championships in 2007.
Author website: www.christinedarcas.com
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