Christa Avampato was born on a retired apple farm in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and pursued her passion for theater by managing Broadway shows and national theater tours.
After getting her MBA at the Darden School at the University of Virginia, she spent five years in corporate America and then started her own boutique consulting practice to work with education-based nonprofits and startups. During that time, she grew her writing career as a freelancer for publications like The Washington Post, HuffPost, and Royal Media Partners publications.
She has been an invited speaker on the power of the imagination at SXSW, Games for Change, New York University, and Columbia University. She has also been a volunteer middle school and high school teacher for New York City public schools through Junior Achievement and a creative writing workshop facilitator for 826DC.org.
Through it all, yoga has kept her focused, her rescue pup, Phineas, has kept her company, and her home in New York City has kept her inspired. This is her first novel.