Christine Webb

Christine Webb



Christine Webb lives in Swanley with her cat, Henry, who is more a distraction than an inspiration. She started writing fiction to stop her brain from vegetating when she took early retirement, having worked first as a history teacher and then in the education department of a professional institute.

Christine has been a member of The Write Place since it started. She has attended both the Novel Writing and the Get Writing class. She particularly enjoys writing short stories to sell because she relishes the challenge of trying to write for a particular market. She has had short stories published in The Weekly News and Take A Break in this country, in Allas in Sweden and in That's Life Fast Fiction in Australia. She regularly enters the Writers' News monthly short story competition and has been shortlisted four times and runner-up once. She has also been placed in short story competitions run by The Write Place. In February 2011 she had a short story published in the anthology Diamonds and Pearls and in November 2011, a ghost story included in the Kindle anthology Things That Go Bump In the Night.

Christine has also tried her hand at writing novels which gives her the chance to develop plot and characters in much greater depth. She submitted one of these to the Romantic Novelists Association's New Writer Scheme in 2010. She has since substantially revised it in the light of the report she received and is now hoping to find a publisher. She has completed two other novels, both are women's romantic fiction which require further work and has started on a fourth.

Christine also writes poetry and had a poem shortlisted in the humorous poetry section of the 2010 Marple Poetry Competition.

She is continuing to submit short stories and poems to magazines and competitions as well as working on her fourth novel. She would love to have a novel published that would give her readers as much enjoyment as her own favourite authors.