Episode 33 - "Finding Home"
by Christina Hoag
Christina finds where she belongs.
Christina Hoag is the author of two novels Girl on the Brink, which was named to Suspense Magazine’s Best YA list, and Skin of Tattoos, finalist for the Silver Falchion Award for suspense, and co-author of the nonfiction book Peace in the Hood: Working with Gang Members to End the Violence (Turner, 2014). A former journalist for the Miami Herald and Associated Press, she reported from Latin America for Time, Business Week, Financial Times, and other media. She now lives in Los Angeles where she has taught creative writing in a prison and to at-risk teen girls. She regularly speaks at conferences and events and is working on her next novel.
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A statement from Christina:
"Story behind the story: I wrote this piece for UnheardLA, a live event hosted by the Los Angeles NPR affiliate KPCC-FM that features regular people telling their stories. That event, as with many others, is on hold indefinitely and may never come back. So I'd like to share it anyway."