Christine Hale

“Christine Hale is an extraordinarily gifted writer, as Basil’s Dream so eloquently testifies." --Richard Russo


Christine Hale worked in investment banking in New York City in the early 80s, began teaching writing in 1996 and in the intervening years worked part-time as a freelance writer, editor and copy editor in business communications. From 1989 to 1992, as the mother of two small children, she lived in Bermuda.

Basil’s Dream is her first novel. Her short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in many journals, including Saw Palm, New Madrid, Arts & Letters, Apalachee Review, Natural Bridge, and The Sun. A fellow of the MacDowell, Ucross, Hedgebrook, and Hambidge colonies and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ms. Hale teaches in the Antioch University-Los Angeles Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing as well as the Great Smokies Writing Program in Asheville, NC. She earned her own MFA in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.

She is writing a new novel, In the Stand, as well as a memoir, both set in the southern Appalachian Mountains, where she and her parents grew up.

Selected Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A novel of love, lies and struggles of conscience, set in Bermuda
Creative Nonfiction
Excerpt from memoir-in-progress
Excerpt from memoir-in-progress
Craft Lecture
The “I” as Character, and Other Imaginative Introductions of the Objective into the Subjective