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January 2013 – Editor’s Pick

In her piece, From bullies to burlesuqe, Christine reveals what it was like growing up with Stage IV Acne Vulgaris, and helps us understand why she chose the world of exotic dancing at the tender age of nineteen.

This gripping piece was selected as one of the cover stories and Editor’s Pick on the popular website, Open Salon.

December 2012 - Podcast 

Christine sits with film and television producer/editor, Adam Simpson for a hilarious interview, which will be available for Podcast download soon.

November 2012 - Feature

Featured in Kathy Pooler’s Website Memoir Writer’s Journey, Christine’s essay talks about her memoir writing experience, thus far. The Only Way Out Is Through has propelled heartfelt responses and accolades, in recognition of how Christine shares her history so candidly. This essay was also featured in Memoir Daily, Shimmering Images, and Indie Authors’ – paper.li magazines.

October 2012 – Editor’s Pick

Christine addresses a common question: “Did your mother know you were a stripper?” in her candid essay, Mom, I have a secret: confessions of a wayward stripper. This article was highlighted as one of the cover stories, and Editor’s Pick on Open Salon, and touches on her drug addiction, including a relapse, long after her days on stage.

September 2012 – Women For One

Sharing her personal story of healing from sexual abuse as a teenager, Christine’s article The Other Side Of Victim is featured in Women For One Magazine, a global community encouraging authenticity and inspiration through honest stories of strength and survival.

Women For One empowers women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to exchange authentic dialogue by sharing life lessons and supporting one another to create a powerful new vision for their life. They are all pioneers of their own growth and experiences.

August 2012 – Editor’s Pick

What’s it like to be a single, middle-aged ex-stripper/addict in today’s world? Christine’s essay titled Normal: when all you know is Single, is featured.

In this absorbing narrative, Macdonald beautifully illustrates the romantic road she’s traveled, and embraces coming to learn that it’s okay to be single – but also – she’s not giving up on finding true love.

July 2012 – Salon Magazine

Allowing us a peek in to her childhood, Christine shares what it was like growing up with her older sister, who took a much different (healthier) path.

Her essay, Maid of dishonor is featured in Salon.

Salon, “People’s Voice Winner for Best Online Magazine” (2007), is a progressive online magazine with content updated each weekday. Part of Salon Media Group, it was launched in 1995. It was founded by David Talbot, who first served as CEO of Salon Media Group from 1995 to 1999, and serves as its current CEO. It focuses on U.S. politics and current affairs, and on reviews and articles about music, books and films.

Noted as one of the “Best 50 Web Sites” by Time Magazine (2002), Salon’s core mission is to “uncover what truly matters in the world of news and culture.”

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June 2012 – Power Women Magazine interview

Power Women Magazine founder, Deb Bailey talks candidly with Christine about her journey from abuse, to stripping, and everything in between.

In this gripping radio interview, we learn about Christine’s family life, what triggers memories of her dark past, and how she eventually turned her life around.

Power Magazine is a global radio show with listeners in 96 countries. It won the Women’s Choice Award for outstanding and informative magazine. Deb Baily was recently nominated for an international radio show host award February 2012.

In late-2008, Bailey saw the need for a medium for women worldwide to connect and learn from one another.  A long-time advocate for giving a voice to women who don’t have one – she’s been a community leader for more than two decades.

Click here to listen.

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May 2012 – LA Talk Radio interview

Christine and LA Talk Radio host, Sophia Venable reunite for another telling interview about stripping, sex, addiction, self worth, and one very lucky rock star.

To listen to the interview click HERE. If that link doesn’t work, you can listen to it HERE.

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March 2012 – West coast BOOK TOUR (continued)

Larry Smith, founder and editor of SMITH Magazine joins Christine, and fellow southern California authors and artists who’ve contributed to The Moment Book. The event was held at The Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles where a packed house enjoyed a special performance by actor/author Stephen Tobolowsky (Deadwood, Glee, Californication, Groundhog Day).

On the heels of The Bootleg reading, Christine joins Larry Smith in San Francisco at The Boothsmith for another night of talented performances. A video of her read can be found HERE.

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February 2012 – West coast BOOK TOUR

Chevalier’s Books in Los Angeles hosts the first West Coast book event to promote and celebrate the publication of The Moment Book. Christine joins fellow authors at Chervalier’s Books to read her chapter and sign copies of The Moment. You can read all about her experience on her blog in an article titled: A Shift in Perception: My First Book Reading for The Moment.

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January 2012 – Contributing Author – The Moment Book

Christine is proud to be a contributing author in Larry Smith’s (SMITH Magazine) latest book titled The Moment.

The turning points, revelations, epiphanies, dramatic changes, the opening or closing of a door—in a life, a career, a love—can occur in a single glorious, terrible, unpredictable, serendipitous, crucial, calamitous, chaotic, amazing . . . Moment.

The creators of the enormously popular Not Quite What I Was Planning and Six-Word Memoir series now offer stories of the Moment—the one-time chances, unexpected coincidences, and sudden catastrophes that made all the difference in the story of one life.

The results are triumphant, outrageous, heartwarming, heartbreaking, embarrassing, illuminating, and inspiring—life-changing moments from contributors Dave Eggers, Diane Ackerman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Bill Ayers, Jennifer Egan, A. J. Jacobs, Judy Collins, and many more.

Available NOW at books stores everywhere. For more information click on AMAZON or BARNES&NOBLE

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April 2011 – LA Talk Radio Interview

Sophia Venable of LA Talk Radio interviews Christine about her forthcoming memoir Pour Some Sugar On Me: Tales from an Ex-Stripper. They talk about stripping, narcissism, addiction, self worth, marriage, love, drugs and so much more.

To listen to the interview click on either link: INTERVIEW (Mp3) or INTERVIEW (Net)

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Renegade Spotlight Interview

Christine is featured in Dave Ursillo’s Renegade Spotlight column.

The Renegade Spotlight showcases the real-life stories of everyday men and women who are pursuing their dreams, living from within, and inspiring others while both defying cynicism and risking being misunderstood by others around them.

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March 2011 – Feature on Scribd

Christine earns her third feature spot on Scribd. Her essay, Attention Deficit sheds light on the abusive relationship she endured and the lack of self-worth that kept her there.

Scribd is a document-sharing website with (currently) more than 50 million users. It hosts more than 10 million documents. Scribd’s documents are embedded more than 10 million times across the web and more than 1.8 million searches are conducted on Scribd’s website everyday.

Scribd has struck deals with several major book publishers to publish content online. These include Random House, Simon & Schuster, Workman Publishing Company, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Thomas Nelson, and Manning Publications.

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February 2011 – Feature in Swishpride.org

Christine is featured in Swishpride.org, a gay-straight alliance that creates opportunities for all women and men to contribute their time, energy, and talents to furthering the LGBT movement.

Swish envisions a world in which love is equal.

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January 2011 – Feature in SMITH Magazine

Christine’s article Voluntary Termination earns a cover and Story of the Week spot on SMITH Magazine.

SMITH Magazine (SMITH Mag), and its younger cousin, SMITH Teens, are homes for storytelling of all forms, with a focus on personal narrative.

SMITH is best known as the creators of the Six-Word Memoir® project, which has led to a bestselling book series, including Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure, Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure., and It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure..

For more on SMITH Mag, please visit their website: http://www.smithmag.net/%20%20

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December 2010 – Feature Spot and Rising Author

Christine earns her second feature spot on Scribd. Her piece, State of Mind gives us a glimpse of her journey through clinical depression, and how she came to get help.

Scribd is a document-sharing website with (currently) more than 50 million users. It hosts more than 10 million documents. Scribd’s documents are embedded more than 10 million times across the web and more than 1.8 million searches are conducted on Scribd’s website everyday.

Scribd has struck deals with several major book publishers to publish content online. These include Random House, Simon & Schuster, Workman Publishing Company, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Thomas Nelson, and Manning Publications.

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November 2010 – Performance at The Red Umbrella Diaries

Christine performs at The Red Umbrella Diaries in New York on November 4, reading an essay about her life as an exotic dancer in Waikiki from 1987 to 1996. The Red umbrella Diaries is a monthly storytelling series in New York, where people who’ve tangled with the sex industry tell personal stories about the complications that arise when you mix sex and money.

The event is hosted by Audacia Ray, author of Naked on the Internet: Hookups, Downloads, and Cashing in on Internet Sexploration.

Past performers include Jillian Lauren author of the New York Times Best Seller Some Girls: My Life in a Harem (Plume) and Stephen Boyer, artist and author of Ghosts (Bent Boy Books).

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October 2010Member of the Month: National Association of Memoir Writers

Christine is awarded October Member of the Month from the National Association of Memoir Writers. Her interview can be found on their website HERE.

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September 2010 - Feature Spot and Rising Author

Macdonald’s essay Welcome to the Jungle became an instant feature on the popular publishing site Scribd and she earned a Rising Author spot with over 5,000 reads in 72 hours.

Scribd is a document-sharing website with (currently) more than 50 million users. It hosts more than 10 million documents. Scribd’s documents are embedded more than 10 million times across the web and more than 1.8 million searches are conducted on Scribd’s website everyday.

Scribd has struck deals with several major book publishers to publish content online. These include Random House, Simon & Schuster, Workman Publishing Company, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Thomas Nelson, and Manning Publications.