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Christie Stratos is an award-winning writer who holds a degree in English Literature. She is the author of the psychological suspense novels Anatomy of a Darkened Heart and Brotherhood of Secrets, the first two books in the Dark Victoriana Collection.

Also a poet and short story writer, Christie has been published in anthologies, literary journals, and magazines. Christie has been featured on the radio, in magazines, and on podcasts, and she has given presentations for writing organizations and at writing conferences. She owns her own editing company, Proof Positive, where she works one-on-one with authors as well as with small presses as a freelance editor, and she has enjoyed working with a rising press as an acquisitions editor.

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In 1871, The Great Chicago Fire Happened At The Same Time As A Less Remembered & Worse One: Peshtigo

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Description: This poem was chosen as the winner of the Steven Barza Collegiate Prize for the Poetry Society of Virginia in 2007.
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“Abigail had no interest in the dolls themselves. Only in what she could keep from them.”
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“Abigail had been shown all the things to be scared of when she was young, outright. Abigail had survived. She had not only survived - she had learned. And no one could scare her anymore.”
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Christie Stratos Brigitte wrote: "Thank you for the friendvite Christie. Nice to meet you :)"

Nice to meet you too! :)


Brigitte Thank you for the friendvite Christie. Nice to meet you :)


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Carla Terrell With much appreciation. :D


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Thanks for the friend request :)


Carole Gill thanks for the request, Christie!


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