Christine Macdonald is a Los Angeles-based writer whose work has appeared in Salon, SMITH Magazine, Power Women Magazine, Guide to Literary Agents, Anaheim Examiner, and many other publications. She is featured alongside various celebrities and fellow writers in the book: The Best Advice in Six Words: Writers Famous and Obscure on Love, Sex, Money, Friendship, Family, Work, and Much More (Six-Word Memoir; Larry Smith/2015).
At age 13 Macdonald was diagnosed with Acne Conglobata, a very rare and severe skin disease that left over 80% of her face severely scarred. The trauma she endured subsequently led to her working as a nightclub dancer in 1987 at the age of 19. She is noted as saying the first time she felt beautiful is when she was on stage.
Her chapter, 'Sunset Strip', about the final night on stage after her nine-year career is published in Larry Smith's The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure.
She is currently working on her memoir about her troubled past in her home-town of Waikiki. It is her passion and vision to speak to young women with self-esteem issues and rather than judge them for their choices, help them find their value in embracing what they consider to be their flaws.
Christine brings her love of the coast to California where she has lived since 1996. When she's not writing, you can find her at the local dog beach in Long Beach, California, where she has lived with her three-legged rescue dog, Stella since 2014. Visit Christine at www.poletosoul.com.