Christine Hennessey lives and writes in coastal North Carolina, where she shares a home with eight chickens, 48 houseplants, one giant dog, and her husband. She earned her MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and currently works as a senior marketing specialist at a fintech 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 Center, 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 novel about insurance fraud and a short story collection about Long Island. She is represented by Peter Steinberg of YRG Partners.