Christa Conklin, Author at Homeschool Base

About Christa Conklin

Christa Conklin is the home educator of her two children. She grew up reading and re-reading Tolkien, L'Engle, and Lewis. An avid reader even in grade school, she remembers returning from the library with multiple books, lining them up on the couch, reading a chapter from each, and repeating the sequence until she'd reached the conclusion of each novel.

As for those fantasy series, after losing count of how many times she'd read them, she took out the typewriter, opened The Hobbit, and began typing, allowing her to experience the words in a whole new way.

This seems like the perfect time to mention she is an only child. Christa now types her own fantastical imaginings on a laptop, and hopes to soon share her debut novel with a new generation of creative readers, thinkers, and doers.

She received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance (majoring in saxophone) and Communication (not enough sax gigs to pay the bills) from Rutgers College and her Master's Degree from Monmouth University. She studied in France, and once took first place in a solo women's kayak river race.

Christa worked for five years in the education department of the New York Philharmonic and another five years for Young Audiences New Jersey. She brought professional artists into schools through residency programs, and often joined teachers and students in theaters and studios for them to experience the arts as creators, audience members, and always, readers.

Christa now spends her days exploring the world with her two children, learning alongside them, and leading them through life's challenges. At her church she teaches pre-K students with her son as her class assistant, she co-leads a young adult group, toots her horn every now and then in the sanctuary, and even wrote an original script for a Christmas dinner theater. At their homeschool co-op, she's taught classes from Astronomy to Percussion, and French to Phonics. The end of the alphabet eludes her.

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