Author, English & Drama Teacher Christine M Knight Talks about Success of her Debut Novel
You are invited to hear author Christine M. Knight talk about her chick lit book In and Out of Step at Orange City Library on Wednesday 16 February. The book is now into its second print run.
Christine is a member of the Country Women's Association and is also an English and Drama teacher, crediting her theatrical experience to her understanding of character, dialogue, imagery, tension, and storytelling. “In theatre and storytelling, the momentum comes from interest in what-happens-next,” Christine said.
She is also fascinated by the art of teaching.
Her book In and Out Of Step follows Cassie Sleight: The past denied and her dance championship dreams discarded, Cassie Sleight leaves home. In the seemingly idyllic coastal town of Keimera, she starts a career on the English staff of the local high school. Contact with Mark Talbut, a man struggling to be modern yet threatened by power shifts in the workplace and in society, causes Cassie to assess her reactions as a woman and a teacher. As she does so, the secrets of her past surface. This novel is a story about friendship and family, types of love, gender politics and power, the transmission of values and attitudes, sexual encounters and sexual harassment, choice, and changing societal views about male and female relationships. The novel's darker messages are lightened by regular injections of wry, tender, funny and illuminating humour, dialogue, and experiences.
Meet Christine M. Knight on Wednesday 16 February, 5.30pm for 6pm start at
Orange City Library, Byng Street, Orange.
RSVP by calling 6393 8132