Christie Leigh Babirad lives on Long Island, New York. She is the author of three fiction books and a companion journal. A fiction writer, poetess, and journalist; she has had her work published in numerous magazines including Dan’s Papers (a widely circulated Hamptons, Long Island weekly paper) where she interviewed and wrote pieces on local artists and singer/songwriters, many of whom were surprised and appreciative of the different questions she posed. It’s this interest in others and their passions that transfers to her writing. Christie Leigh believes we all have a purpose in this life, the greatest one being “to love” and to follow that which stirs the heart. In addition to writing, she’s pulled to music and the deeper colors of the fall and winter seasons. She has a great appreciation for every form of art, and besides writing and music, she also enjoys film, visual art, and dance. She adores her family, which includes a spunky Jack Russell Terrier, Alistair, who likes to don sweaters and fancy collars in the chillier months. She credits her family, friends, and fans of her work for encouraging her craft, and that is one of the many reasons why she will always say that there is no such thing as being “self-made.” She strongly feels that we are a collection of the people who have come in and out of our lives and placed love and belief in our hearts. The primary hope she has for her readers is that her words and stories comfort and inspire them, letting them know that they are never alone. She wants her readers to know that their feelings have a real place, and that this life can be so much bigger and grander, if we let love and optimism fully into our hearts. She also believes in an after-life and that we remain connected to the ones who have moved on to Heaven. She’s a romantic and looks up at the sky often, marveling at its enormity and how the colors and clouds are always changing and the stars keep shining, no matter what.
You can follow her art on social media @ the following sites to find out more about her latest projects and where she will be appearing for signings as well as Reading the Heart Author Talk Presentations.
Twitter and Goodreads @cbabiradauthor
Instagram and Pinterest @christieleighbabiradauthor
Books by Christie Leigh Babirad