Christina McKenna grew up in County Derry, Northern Ireland. She attended the Belfast College of Art where she obtained an honours degree in Fine Art and studied postgraduate English at the University of Ulster. In 1986 she left Northern Ireland and spent ten years teaching both of these subjects abroad. She was, at the same time, pursuing a career as a painter. She mounted several exhibitions of her work—both as a solo artist and in group context—when abroad, but also on her return to Northern Ireland. She has published three books to date and is at present working on her second novel. She lives in Rostrevor, County Down, where the proverbial "Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea."
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