Christine's Open Road


    Spring Break Roadtrip


    San Francisco, CA


Chronicle Books

“Make your own luck. Yes, a lot of this comes from luck, but a lot of the time, you can make that luck yourself.”


Business Education


Experience Exploration Fulfillment Passion Dedication Hard Work Perseverance Choices Education Planning Desire


Being Creative


books, creativity, discovery, education, english, impact, joy, luck, management, marketing, publishing, reading, sharing stories, speaking English, transformation, try something, work ethic


  • She started reading when she was three years old, and she was always fascinated by the power of words.
  • Grew up in Scotland, where moving 13 miles away to go to university was considering “moving away from home.”
  • In Scotland’s school system, she had to pick her major right away and stick with it; as a result, she studied English literature with an intense focus.
  • However, even with that specialized study, she still had no idea what she wanted to do when she graduated.
  • She spent a year working as a secretary, because as a women of her class, that was the go-to entry level career.
  • After a year, she realized that she didn’t want to be someone’s assistant any longer; she wanted to go back to pursuing her passions for reading and literature.
  • Naturally, she was led into the publishing industry; she loves her current job as a publisher because it involves a lot of collaboration.
  • Chalks a lot of her success up to her Scottish work ethic; her school’s motto was, “Nothing without work.”

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