Complementing my interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the four hundred and eleventh, is of novelist and autobiographer Christine Anne Cole. If you would like to take part in an author spotlight, take a look at author-spotlights.
Christine Anne Cole’s working life as a librarian spanned all parts of the profession. It was in the media where she learned to manage staff and multi-media resources for customers researching under the discipline of “deadline” as well as hone her writing skills, alongside from journalist friends.
A graduate of the University of Kent, Canterbury UK, she worked in old-established provincial newspapers as well as BBC television, joining the profession at a time of technological change. She helped co-found a new professional association to deal with the digital issues of the day, advised by the distinguished News Librarian and Alumna from America, Barbara Semonche, who visited Christine at her news library in Northampton, UK.
Christine’s later appointment as Information Manager (Italy) for the British Council based in Rome in the nineties meant arranging conferences and “outreach” in different parts of Italy, supervising the Council’s four traditional English language lending libraries, organising trade fairs for British firms, as well as managing the British Library’s Document Supply Agency to its many Italian customers.
Throughout her career Christine published articles in newspapers and magazines as a freelance writer. In fact, she has been scribbling and writing stories all her life and loves the research behind a character, especially within an historical background. She especially likes writing fiction for women, featuring on their emotional and professional lives. She enjoys travel and has lived in Egypt, Germany, Italy and France. She recently enjoyed a brief stay with the Ngadjerri people of South Australia.
Christine is now retired and lives in a Northamptonshire village in England. She has two daughters both engaged in their own professions and five grandchildren spread between England and Australia.
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