Christine Marie Rose is a tech nomad, animal lover, and tap dancer. Between October 2015 and January 2018, she traveled the world petsitting in the UK, EU, and USA, while working remotely. She loves to go horseback riding in the English Lake District, snowshoeing in The Alps, hiking in the Scottish Highlands, and sea kayaking in the Hebrides. She now lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner, Brian, and their four cats. Still, she travels to Europe every year.
Christine is also the award-winning author of the 5-book Rowan of the Wood fantasy series, which she co-wrote (2008 – 2014) with her ex-husband Ethan. Her 2010 Amazon.com bestselling book Publishing and Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author helped writers feel successful by educating them about the publishing industry and marketing their book during a tumultuous time in publishing. Since then, she’s been dabbling in memoir and toying with the idea of writing a play.
Christine is an accomplished fine artist with some work available on Fine Art America. She’s mostly worked in acrylics, but she’s been increasing her skills with watercolor over the past few years. She takes beautiful photos of her travels, which you can see through her Instagram feed.
She needs copious amounts of dark chocolate, frothy mochas, and silent solitude.
Before her untimely death, Olivia focused her writing on alternative lifestyles and deliciously dark matters of the heart. Her work has been published in various anthologies and magazines like Stories in the Ether, Steampunk Adventures, SNM Horror Magazine and How The West Was Wicked.
Her premiere Steampunk erotica novel, Avalon Revisited, was an Amazon.com Gothic Romance bestseller. She also wrote Avalon Revamped (it’s sequel, of sorts); The Zombies of Mesmer, a YA Steampunk Romance; it’s sequel, The Ghosts of Southwark; and Caught in the Cogs: An Eclectic Collection of short stories, love poetry, and relationship essays.
Her poem “New York Rain” made the Bar None Group’s Hall of Fame, and her short story “Dust on the Davenport,” as well as her bestselling Steamy Steampunk novel Avalon Revisited, won the 2012 Steampunk Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Award for best short story and best novel, respectively. Olivia was voted “Muse of the Fair” at the 2011 Steampunk World’s Fair and has enjoyed being a special literary guest at Steampunk Conventions.
What colleague and friend, Robert Stikmanz, says about Christine/Olivia:
Christine is a clear force of nature, ranging over the expanse of creation, sometimes in one breath. Prodigiously productive and tireless in her efforts to promote her work, she is an example at whom I marvel more than emulate.