Born in Brooklyn, NY, Christine Shields Corrigan grew up in Staten Island, where she was diagnosed and treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 14. At the time, she wrote about the experience in a black marble notebook. She dreamed about becoming a writer after taking a journalism class with a favorite high school teacher, but became a lawyer instead. After she battled and survived cancer for the second time at 49, she decided it was time do the thing she’d dreamed about. A freelance writer, she shares her experiences with wit and frankness. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three young adult and teenage children and devoted Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. When she’s not writing, she’s working in her garden, reading, cooking, or supporting other cancer patients. Her essays have appeared in Wildfire Magazine, Purple Clover, Racked.com and on other websites. She is working on her first book, a memoir about her cancer experiences and the lessons learned from them.