How I fear forgetting, forgetting seasons,
                         beech-mast, leaf-fall, years of the slow infusions, 
                         soft uncertain rain, imprecise grey-green, and
                                       hazel and umber. 

                        (from "September Afternoon in the Schoolyard" in Sudden Arabesque, Oversteps Books)


(Cotswold landscape photo by Dan Papa)


Welcome to my website.                     

I write poetry, fiction, and essays. Some of my themes are:  

place; home; landscape; memory; the shape of the book; the past



I have written these books:

INSCRIPTION  (Sowilo Press. Click image for Amazon link. Or ask booksellers)

Winner of the Eludia Award, 2013; semi-finalist, Virginia Commonwealth University First Novelist Award 2016.

Set in first-century Britain and Rome, and in the late twentieth century, INSCRIPTION is a story told in the interwoven voices of two women, writing two thousand years apart.      

"...excellently researched....a delightful and poignant tale...."

Inscription: A Novel
By Christine Whittemore

SUDDEN ARABESQUE (Oversteps Books, publisher link HERE or ask booksellers)

 “…poems of delicate lyricism…..”



"Look after this book when I am gone, Lucilius. Keep it well gathered and tied. Sew up the stitching, should it loosen. Bind all the pages together. When you hold this book, you are holding something of Tilla and of me."

                                                                                                                                            from Inscription.