Christiane Erwin is the obvious, unimaginative pen-name of Christiane Woodley, a writer from Austin, Texas. She grew up reading pulpy, YA horror by Christopher Pike and Richie Tankersley Cusick, she didn't like RL Stine (come at me, bro!), and eventually spent four years reading by a pool for which she received a Bachelor's in English Literature from the University of Texas.
She went on to get her Master's in Social Sciences from St. Edward's University where she focused on Digital Ethnography and received the Presidential Award for Leadership, Scholarship and Service -- but she had way more fun studying Creative Writing under the direction of Karen Stolz (WORLD OF PIES) .
JUDE'S DIARY is her first published novel. When she's not writing stories for her 13-year-old self, you can probably find her watching a truly unhealthy amount of television and movies (and quoting them ad nauseum!), rock climbing in her backyard, e-foiling on Lake Austin, or reading a book on the beach in Pensacola. Or drawing or painting with watercolors. Or fostering dogs (mostly pugs). Or hanging out with her husband and four genius children.
That is, you can find me in these places. I'm her. Christiane is me. I wrote this about myself in the third person. It seemed like the thing to do at the time.