Namedropper, Jan. 13, 2015
Author to return to her NEPA roots
Christina Benjamin is planning a trip to her native Northeast Pennsylvania, and she’ll be bringing her award-winning young adult fiction series home with her.
Christina grew up in La Plume Twp. and attended Our Lady of Peace and Lackawanna Trail schools and Keystone College before heading to the University of Central Florida. She has two books in print — “The Geneva Project – Truth” and “The Geneva Project – Secrets” — and hopes to discuss them during her September visit.
“I would love to be able to visit a lot of schools, especially all of my old schools and speak to the students there. I think it’s such an honor to get to share what I do because I truly love it,” she says in a news release interview. “So often people give up on their dreams, and I was almost one of those people. I want to show kids that with hard work you can achieve anything, and it’s worth following your heart and doing what you love.”
“The Geneva Project – Truth” has won several awards, including the Gold Medal for Young Adult fiction at the 2014 Florida Authors & Publishers Awards. Christina has just released “The Geneva Project – Secrets,” which she says picks up where “the cliffhanger of ‘Truth’ leaves off.”
Christina is the daughter of Bill and Tina Jones , a retired Scranton-area architect and Abington Heights teacher, respectively. She says her grandfatherJohn Pisaturo “still lives in Clarks Summit and attends all the Lackawanna Trail sporting events he can get to.” Christina and her husband, Philip Benjamin , who runs a graphic design company, live in St. Augustine, Florida, where she’s working on her next books while attending author events, book signings and making school visits.
“I absolutely love sharing my books with students and inspiring them to read more stories or even write their own. I love hearing their opinions and ideas; they inspire me to keep doing what I’m doing. I really believe in the power of literacy and how it can empower you for the rest of your life, no matter what path you’re on. I hope to share ‘The Geneva Project’ with as many people as possible and inspire everyone to keep reading,” she says in the interview.
Details on Christina and the Geneva Project series are available at http://www.thegenevaprojectbook.com and http://www.facebook.com/thegenevaprojectbook. To book Christina for a school visit, contact her at Christina@thegenevaprojectbook.com.
The Geneva Project book series is available in paperback and eBook on BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com.