About the Author

Christine Jayne Vann was born in the Outer Hebrides and is a multi-genre author. Her latest book is the science fiction novel Tacenda published on 27 January 2016.

Christine lives in Oxfordshire with her family, dog, hedgehog and various squirrels. She works as a web developer and also enjoys geocaching.

Christine runs Paracosmic Approach, a blog listing resources for readers and writers.

Latest Media


Genre Shaped Boxes: should we care about labels?

10th February 2016

Recently I read a beautiful short story, The Water that Falls on You from Nowhere by John Chu. This tale was the Winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. See what you think of where it fits from the description below:

In the near future water falls from the sky whenever someone...Read more


NaNoWriMo roundup

16th December 2015

NaNoWriMo gave me some interesting media opportunities including my NaNoWriMo interview for the Oxford Mail. That led to a challenging, very much out of my comfort zone, opportunity the following week. On the 23rd, I was invited to chat on BBC Radio Oxford about NaNoWriM...Read more


I Geocache Therefore I Am: My modern day treasure hunt

3rd September 2015

It’s been over a year since we began geocaching as a family, inspired by a few friends to seek out “just what is they are doing anyway?”. Our first cache was a quality street tin in a nearby forest walk, hidden in a tree. With the free version of the app, dodgy phones and an unconvinced four year old we began the first of our “looking suspicious...Read more