Hi! I'm Christina Banach, author of Minty. Thanks for dropping by my website. Please take a look around. Here you'll find news and information about me and my books. If you have any questions do get in touch through my contact page. Thank you for visiting and happy reading!
I am currently the Author in Residence at Knightsridge Primary School, Livingston. Many thanks to the Scottish Book Trust for this wonderful opportunity to share my love of writing and reading with such an inspiring school.
"This is a thought provoking debut novel about love, loss and the importance of family…A compelling and ultimately
Please click on the link below to read the whole critique:
"Through Minty's eyes we see how family and friends are affected by bereavement. It deals with loss, love,
friendship and over all, hope, resilience and strength of character. It's a haunting, eerie and beautiful read that will resonate with you for days after you read it. "
I'm very grateful to the Scottish Book Trust for featuring Minty as their Teen's Book of the Month.
Below are extracts of some other reviews (to read more please check out my News and Reviews page):
"What an amazing story! I could not put this book down!"
"This is one of those gems that works for young adults and also the not so young...I read it in a single sitting - something I do not ordinarily do - except for a brief pause to compose myself before the final chapter, such was the intensity of emotion the book engenders. You must read this book..."
"Christina's stunning style of writing succeeded in bringing tears of joy and sadness to my eyes. For a first book being this good, it makes me wonder
what is yet to come."
I was thrilled to be part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015 SCBWI panel event - How To Survive Being Published. It was a real privilege to have been invited. Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who came to my plot and structure workshop in Edinburgh. I hope you had as much fun as I did. Thanks to Sheila Averbuch for this great write up of the day.
I've created a mood board for MINTY over on Pinterest. Click here to take a look: