Brung up in West-by-God Virginia, Christina Craigo earned BFA and MFA degrees in fine arts in Philadelphia and New York City. With day jobs in the nonprofit sector, she spent a few decades making, exhibiting, and teaching about art.

It was important to Craigo to become acquainted with the world. Always zealous with frequent flyer mile management, and at times availing herself of sketchy bucket shops, she traveled widely, spending time in huts, hostels, campsites, and castles on six continents. With support from the Fulbright Foundation, she traveled across India researching serpent imagery in painting, sculpture, and ritual. She shopped in the souk of Tangier; trekked in Peru and Nepal; snorkeled on the Great Barrier Reef; hiked in the Scottish Highlands; and visited Neolithic, Buddhist, Viking, Etruscan, Ancestral Puebloan, Hindu, Roman, medieval, and Renaissance sites. She observed emus, grizzlies, platypus, caimans, puffins, wolves, and Amazon kingfishers in the wild. She studied music with Zimbabwean maestros and meditation with Sri Lankan masters.

It was important to Craigo to become acquainted with the world. Always zealous with frequent flyer mile management, and at times availing herself of sketchy bucket shops, she traveled widely, spending time in huts, hostels, campsites, and castles on six continents. With support from the Fulbright Foundation, she traveled across India researching serpent imagery in painting, sculpture, and ritual. She shopped in the souk of Tangier; trekked in Peru and Nepal; snorkeled on the Great Barrier Reef; hiked in the Scottish Highlands; and visited Neolithic, Buddhist, Viking, Etruscan, Ancestral Puebloan, Hindu, Roman, medieval, and Renaissance sites. She observed emus, grizzlies, platypus, caimans, puffins, wolves, and Amazon kingfishers in the wild. She studied music with Zimbabwean maestros and meditation with Sri Lankan masters.

Craigo has actively supported progressive causes since the Reagan administration. She has marched, demonstrated, led and tagged along on lobby visits, knocked on doors, written postcards, made calls, dropped literature, and offered a great many suggestions to a great many elected officials. She has been engaged with Buddhist teachings for more than a quarter century. Her most fulfilling volunteer work to date has been teaching meditation to inmates in a county jail.

After eventually settling in Colorado, Craigo added an MBA degree to her collection and took a more active role in managing a family business. Over time, her creative inclinations shifted to writing fiction. Craigo’s work has appeared in Exposition Review, Hobart, and Eclectica. She’s currently seeking representation for her first novel and developing a second. She enjoys playing speed scrabble and building relational databases, and hopes one day to see the Northern Lights.

After eventually settling in Colorado, Craigo added an MBA degree to her collection and took a more active role in managing a family business. Over time, her creative inclinations shifted to writing fiction. Craigo’s work has appeared in Exposition Review, Hobart, and Eclectica. She’s currently seeking representation for her first novel and developing a second. She enjoys playing speed scrabble and building relational databases, and hopes one day to see the Northern Lights.