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I live in NJ and am available for reading groups, signings and for lectures on writing and self-publishing within a reasonable driving distance of my home. 




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Press Release for In Between Goodbyes  
 January 2009

In Between Goodbyes, life and love on a Broadway Stage
 
Christina Wible has recently released her first Novel In Between Goodbyes.
 
Hope Moran had fashioned for herself a life of safety: love without commitment, caring without intimacy, compassion without investment. As a priest, she ministered to the masses and gave time and effort to the homeless. As a dresser on Broadway, she ministered to her charges, stage stars in need of a steady, guiding hand. Always tending the needy, and always at arm's length. Until Ian, a broken actor more deeply troubled than she could have imagined slipped into her life and crossed the forbidden boundary into her heart. At the wrong time in his life. At the right time in hers.
  
What is in the heart of a woman who has, her whole life been alone?  What happens when her world is turned upside down?

Author Christina Wible answers these questions and more in In Between Goodbyes (266 pp., $14.99), her first novel.

Chris is a Hunterdon County resident of nearly 40 years who is finally pursuing her dream as a novelist after years writing corporate drivel, which in some universes might be considered fiction.  Despite a degree in Political Science and two postgraduate degrees in Religion, her heart has been in fiction writing since her first attempt at age 14.  In this finished novel, she draws on a lifetime of experiences attending Broadway shows and an eternal love affair with the City of New York.

About In Between Goodbyes Clarion Forward Reviews writes:
 
“Strong characters carrying heavy psychological baggage feature in this insider’s look at life in New York’s theater district.  A touch of mystery makes In Between Goodbyes a fascinating contemporary romantic tale…In Between Goodbyes will be enjoyed by readers who like a good-hearted heroine, a worthy man who stays true to his love and the smell of greasepaint.”
 
Reviewer A.R. Jackson Writes:
 
“This is the story of Hope Moran, a complex woman whose deeply loving nature is masked by layers of efficiency, professionalism, and a carefully honed emotional distance from others. As Hope's story unfolds, Wible skillfully draws the reader into Hope's internal fight for strength in the face of tragedy and love in the face of adversity. We want Hope to win the battle, and we cheer and cry for her in turn as her life takes her into ever more joyful highs and sorrowful lows.

At the center of it all, though, Hope stands like a beacon of strength. She is at once fragile and heroic, and she will stay with you long after you have closed the book on the final page.”
 
Chris is currently working on a romance novel set right here in Hunterdon County and another New York theater novel that is lying in shreds all over her den in the throws of trying to decide what it is.  




 Press Release for  
In Season
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Christina Wible
Email Address: author@christinawible.com
Website URL: www.christinawible.com
SECOND NOVEL BY CHRISTINA WIBLE RELEASED THIS MONTH
Clinton, NJ, August 8, 2011-- IN SEASON, the latest novel by Christina Wible has been released. It is available in paperback, Kindle and Nook formats. The release of IN SEASON kicks off a three-month-long promotional tour that will include book signings and readings. 
IN SEASON is about love, horse breeding, and petty thievery… though not necessarily in that order. It takes place in the exclusive world of New Jersey Standardbred horse breeding—a world about which Wible, a long-time rider, owner, and lover of Morgan horses, offers a rare insider’s peek.
Exclusive it may be, but caring for elite Standardbred horses still involves plenty of mud, sweat, and determination. Fortunately, Wible’s main character, FE Booker, is used to mud and sweat, and has determination to spare. Sure, she has a habit of keeping people at arm’s length, especially her aunt, who is both her bookkeeper and the only family FE has left, and her new vet, whom she initially mistakes for an effete New York model.
 
“IN SEASON’s author obviously knows horses, but she doesn’t let her knowledge get in the way of a good yarn. Just when you think you can predict what will happen next in this fast-paced tale, Ms. Wible gives her yarn a twist, and there you go, turning pages and laughing out loud as the story gallops on with the reader in hot pursuit.  So this is not the beautiful book about rolling hills and gleaming boots and horsehide that glistens in the autumn sunshine. This is not the horsey dream: it is the dream after reality has ridden roughshod all over it, when the dream plucks itself out of the muck and beckons, ‘C’mon, follow me, I’m worth it.’” (Reviewer: Celine Nisaragi)
IN SEASON also offers trademark Wible facets such as strong female characters, troubled relationships, dry humor, and a touch of slapstick. Readers of romance, epic dramas, comedic women’s literature, and even Westerns will be drawn to this book, which incorporates elements of many genres and is, above all, about how one independent woman learns how to live and love within a community that supports her more than she could ever have imagined.
ABOUT
Christina Wible is a long-time horse lover who lives and writes in Western New Jersey. She has worked in both the horse breeding business and with non-profit  therapeutic riding organizations. Chris recently took the plunge and quit her day job, and is now a full-time writer. She embraces the freedom and control of self-publication, and is already in the editing stages on her third novel.  She is available for signings and for talks on writing and on getting started in publishing.
For more information, contact Christina Wible at the above contact numbers and addresses.
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Press Release for The Shepherd's Image 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Christina Wible
Email Address: author@christinawible.com
Website URL: www.christinawible.com

AN ARTIST’S VISION, AN ALTERED CALLING PRODUCES A TRANSFORMED IMAGE OF CHURCH

Clinton, NJ, August 8, 2011—THE SHEPHERD’S IMAGE, the latest novel by Christina Wible has been released. It is available in paperback, Kindle and Nook formats.

In a departure from her most recent novel, IN SEASON which took us to the horse country of Western NJ, THE SHEPHERD’S IMAGE takes us on a journey inward to the life of a priest in The Episcopal Church.

When Wall Street takeover star Adelaide Wasserstein wanted something more in her life than just numbers, she took her father’s sage advice and went looking for a hobby. What she found was an art teacher who kindled in her an interest in the mystery of religious experience in a way that her classical upbringing in languages, in theology and in economics had never done. Entranced, she followed the artist through the doors of the Episcopal Church and into the spiritual life she hadn’t known she needed.

Adelaide’s journey from corporate businesswoman to progressive bishop takes her from the small apartment where her parents dole out comfort and wisdom in equal measure, to the hallowed streets of Rome, and finally to a rust belt church with stops along the way to learn patience, silence, trust, and love. With the knowledge to restructure organizations and the longing to find out what feeds her soul, Adelaide is a force the church never counted on but quickly finds it cannot do without.

Celine Nisaragi writing on Amazon.com says:  “This is the only current novel I know that explores the theme ‘How can a traditional religion stay both relevant and solvent in our day and age?’ The author uses the Episcopal clergy as her candidate for a makeover, but any of America's old stalwart religions would do as well. Sometimes the religious reform soapbox is all too obvious, and the story morphs into a sermon. But at other times, the author shows symptoms of genius. Just wait until you hear her describe the image of the Good Shepherd that graces the wall of the church she invents! Just as the man in the painting is totally unlike the standard image of a good shepherd, Ms. Wible is showing herself to be a writer unafraid to veer far and away from standard fiction themes.”


ABOUT


Christina Wible is a cradle Episcopalian, a graduate of The General Seminary of the Episcopal Church and a Vocational Deacon in the Episcopal Church. Chris recently took the plunge and quit her day job, and is now a full-time novelist. She embraces the freedom and control of self-publication, and is now completing her fourth novel.  She teaches a self-publishing course and is available for signings and for talks on writing and on getting started in self-publishing.

For more information, contact Christina Wible at the above contact numbers and addresses.


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