Christine Hennessey lives and writes in coastal North Carolina, where she shares a home with fifteen chickens, one giant dog, and a husband. She holds a MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and works as the social media and content specialist at a software company. Her writing has appeared in Joyland, Flyway, Necessary Fiction, The Boiler, Bodega, Heavy Feather Review, storySouth, and LIT, among others, and she has received fellowships to the Weymouth Center, the Vermont Studio, and Aspen Summer Words. Her novel-in-progress, HIVE BODY, was a semi-finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. Christine is currently at work on a second novel about a one hit wonder and a short story collection about Long Island. She is represented by Peter Steinberg of Foundry Literary + Media.


In her non-writing life, Christine enjoys books, long runs, feminism, Instagram, local politics, petting other people’s dogs, budgeting, and puns. If you’re ever in Wilmington, let her know.