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About Christy Chafe
I am so happy to announce the release of my debut novel, I’m Here, a story which explores one woman's journey to discover answers when she's not entirely sure she wants to know the truth. After being awakened in the middle of the night by a text from her dead husband, Meg is forced to face questions about love, loss, and those things we hold tightly. Please click the links in my "Books & More" page to read a sample or to purchase a copy!
I hold a BS in Creative Writing from Miami University and an MA in English from Xavier University. As a stay-at-home mom for many years, the freedom of my writing schedule has always been a blessing, but now I have some extra time and more stories to tell. I’m the very grateful mom of three wonderful kids (ages 24, 21 and 17). I’ve been married for 27 years to my college crush (#MiamiMerger #Love&Honor) who was the real inspiration for this book. The questions of “what if” are ones I’ve always wanted to explore, and I’m thankful for the opportunity.
I’m currently working on my second novel, but I also truly love the art of personal essay. My piece, “Beautiful Girls” was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters, and my article, “Inner Tubes and Daylilies” was published in "Ohio Magazine."
When I'm not writing, you will find me walking Coach the Dog, a fierce 14-pound Maltese, reading, or playing Candy Crush. I love podcasts, documentaries, movies and reality TV (far more than I should admit.) My family adores our hometown of Hudson, OH, but has also fallen in love with our island in the sun, Daufuskie Island, SC.
Thank you for visiting my website! Have a wonderful day, and please connect with me on the "Contact Me" page .
xoxo ~ christy
After falling into a fitful sleep, interrupted by odd dreams and the light from the muted TV, she is startled awake a few hours later by the chime of an incoming text message. Grasping for her iPhone on nightstand, she struggles to read the screen through bleary eyes. She sees the time first. 2:16 am. And then two words.
The text is from Ben.
The story is propelled by one woman's journey to discover answers when she's not entirely sure she wants to know the truth. Meg's quest to understand this funeral-night text, and those that follow, forces her to face much deeper questions about love, loss, and the things we hold on to.
Two families, best friends, college sweethearts and young love are tried and tested in "I'm Here," this debut novel that begs the question "what if?" and reminds us of the power of forgiveness and acceptance.