Cristina grew up in Chicago (go Cubbies!). She came to St. Pete 26 years ago to attend Eckerd College and never left. She has always loved playing around with words, and has worked for several area companies as a marketing copywriter and communications specialist. Today, Cristina lives with her fiance, Dan, and focuses on caring for their kids, Jadyn (age 16) and Gabriel (age 2), while working from home as a freelance writer and editor. She enjoys going to the beach, listening to Pearl Jam, and trying out new Pinterest recipes on her family.