Christina Ruotolo is the editor of HER Magazine, Hot Dish writer, and an Advertising Executive at the Daily Reflector newspaper in Greenville, NC. She has also been a Barnes & Noble bookseller for the last 13-years, is a published author, award-winning poet, and adjunct creative writing instructor at Pitt Community College.
She holds an AA in Liberal Arts & English from PCC, a BA in English Literature & BA in Communications-Public Relations as well as a MA in Creative Nonfiction from East Carolina University. She is author of the poetry book, The Butterfly Net and co-author of the nonfiction book, The Day The Earth Moved Haiti. Her work has appeared in various newspapers, HER Magazine, Mixer Magazine, Greenville Times, Impressions Magazine, Brew Scene, various compilation books and The Petigru Review. Last year, she was awarded 1st place in the Pamlico Writer’s poetry contest for her poem, “A Touch of Southern.”
When not working, Christina loves reading, writing, bubble baths, spending time with her boyfriend of 20 years, Craig, and being a parent to a sweet pug named Tex. “My friends calls me a workaholic, but I can’t imagine my life any other way. I have lived in Greenville since coming for college in 1997 and have loved all the wonderful people I have met during school and at previous jobs. I’m happy to call Greenville home. I also love being a writer and working at a job that allows me to use my creative talents on a daily basis. I’m just getting started and can’t wait to see what happens next” Ruotolo says. Christina is currently at work on a nonfiction book called The Landscape of Memory. It was written after the death of both of her parents. You can follow her grief blog at http://thegriefproject.blogspot.com.