Christina Dodd’s Verona

on October 9, 2023

The Husband and I made our trip to Verona for two reasons: to celebrate our Magnificently Large and Significant Anniversary, and to do research for my upcoming historical fiction novel, A DAUGHTER OF FAIR VERONA starring Rosie Montague, the eldest daughter of Romeo and Juliet. As Rosie says, “Yes, that Romeo and Juliet. The one… Read More

Christina Dodd’s Stone Circle (Click images to enlarge)

on June 8, 2022

When our daughters were teenagers, we decided it was time to take a trip to merry old England, the setting of so many of my historical romances. While we were there, we stopped by the windswept hills that boast one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks: Stonehenge. Wow, was it cold that day (we lived… Read More

Christina Dodd, The Husband and the Stone Circle Project

on November 28, 2018

As you know from viewing the treehouse, the stone circle, and our amazing lavender, The Husband loves projects, the bigger the better. The stone circle, especially, is so immense he’s been working on it every summer since 2011. Believe it or not, two parts of the stone circle are not quite finished. For a long time, The Husband… Read More

Christina Dodd and the Giant Treehouse

on August 25, 2017

              Me to The Husband: “Honey, could you build me a treehouse to use as a summer office?” :imagines a rickety little shack in the trees: Husband: “Sure!” :draws plans for treehouse that will outlast the pyramids:   I know what you’re thinking. Christina, you’ve been married since the… Read More

Christina Dodd and the 700 Lavender Plants

on July 26, 2015

I have a shocking confession: My husband and I grow about 700 lavender plants in five different species. Why? you ask. Or maybe you shouted, Why? Well. We moved from Houston Texas to Washington state to live on five and a half acres close to the coast and the Canadian border. We built our dream… Read More

Christina Dodd, Spring, and Crawfish

on May 5, 2013

Ah, Spring! You know what spring means to me (other than the fear a late frost will kill the tomatoes I planted?) It means it’s time for our annual crawfish boil! Proving that you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl, I got out my festive… Read More

Christina Dodd and Ritter the (Almost) Assistance Dog

on March 21, 2013

Meet our dog, Ritter. All dogs are special, but Ritter is special in a different way. In 2003, my husband suggested we train an assistance dog for Canine Companions for Independence, an organization that provides assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities. We knew it would be a lot of work, but the reward… Read More