Christina Hoag writes fiction and non-fiction in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-author of "Peace in the Hood: Working with Gang Members to End the Violence," a groundbreaking book on gang intervention published in July 2014 by Turner Publishing.
Born in New Zealand, Christina lived in seven countries by the time she was thirteen, and she’s lived in three more since then. When she was six years old, she won a prize for "writing interesting stories," and that's what she's been doing ever since. She’s a career journalist and has had numerous short stories, poems and creative nonfiction published in literary magazines and journals.
Her career as a reporter took her to Latin America, where she reported from fourteen countries on issues such as the rise of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Colombian guerrillas, Guatemalan human rights, Salvadoran gangs, Nicaraguan landmine victims, and Mexican protests. A former staff writer for The Miami Herald and The Associated Press' Los Angeles bureau, she has also written for Time, Business Week, The Financial Times, the Houston Chronicle and The New York Times. She is fluent in Spanish.
Her fiction includes the romance thriller-mystery novella "Miami Steam" written under a pseudonym (Liquid Silver Publishing, 2009), and a horror story anthology, "And Now the Nightmare Begins" (Bear Manor Media, 2009) that includes her short story "My Mother's Knives.”
In the non-fiction arena, the book "Los dueños de América Latina" (Ediciones B, 2005) features one of her magazine articles. She also authored "From Battlefield to Oilfield: 500 Years of Friendship between Venezuela and Great Britain," (2002) and wrote text for the art book "A Trip through Infrared Photography" (2000), both published in Venezuela.
A graduate of Boston University in English literature, she won two writing awards from the New Jersey Press Association. Christina has also won several awards for her pie-baking. She loves British TV dramas and traveling to remote places around the globe.
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Peace in the Hood: Working with Gang Members to End the Violence
Peace in the Hood: Working with Gang Members to End the Violence, a groundbreaking...
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