SCBWI: London Masterclass: Plot and Structure, translation software for your story 


Heather Reviews: Top 5 Wednesday/Underrated Books (includes Minty)


Emma the Little Bookworm: #bookhangover with Christina Banach 


The Prime Writers: Not for the faint-hearted - competing with young readers


Bookloverwormblog: Review of Minty and Guest Post


Portobello Book Blog: Author in the Spotlight 


The Prime Writers: The Prime Writers and...the Senses (How I used the senses in writing Minty).


Susanna Bavin Blog: An Open Letter To Christina Banach, author of 'Minty'


Being Anne: Author feature - Minty by Christina Banach 


The Prime Writers: Back to school - Christina Banach 


Writers & Artists: Writing About Death and Bereavement in YA Fiction 


Words and Pictures (SCBWI online magazine) Plot and Structure (write-up following my Plot & Structure workshop)


The Prime Writers: Summer Blockbusters - Minty by Christina Banach


Words and Pictures (SCBWI online magazine): Q&A with Christina Banach on Plot and Structure


 SCBWI: EDINBURGH - Plot and Structure: a writer's craft workshop with Christina Banach 


 YouTube: The Crystal Kite Award 2015 (Minty was shortlisted)


The Daily Record: How a spine-tingling morning gave author Christina Banach the courage she needed to follow her dreams


Represent: Scottish author invited to participate in the UK's first national Young Adult fiction extravaganza


sisterspooky: Blog Tour - UKYA Extravaganza with...Christina Banach 


My Memories of a Future Life: The undercover Soundtrack - Christina Banach 


Words and Pictures: Edinburgh International Book Festival Panels Asks - How to Survive Being Published? 


Words and Pictures: SCBWI Panel Event - How to Survive Being Published


Marcia Strykowski: June Spotlight (interviewed along with author Yvonne Ventresca)


New Asian Writing: NAW Interview with Christina Banach 


Book Stop Corner: Author Q&A With Christina Banach 


A Thousand Words A Million Books: Interview


Brainvomit and Wordstipation: Interview


Words and Pictures: The Debut Author Series - Christina Banach 


Don't Tell Me The Moon Is Shining: 20 Questions to Christina Banach, author of Minty


K107 Radio: Interview


Reading Shy With Aly: Review and Interview


Great Big Jar: Fife, Minty and all things Christina Banach 


Central Fife Times: Lochgelly author delighted with Minty reviews


Central Fife Times: April is a big month for author Christina Banach

Welcome to my website!

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 heart-warming story."


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! 


Plot & Structure Event

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. 



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