Christine Z. Mason was born in Chicago and moved with her family to California as a child. She earned her B.A. in English Literature at UCLA and attended UCLA English Graduate School. She served in the Peace Corps, teaching Art and Photography at the Community College of Micronesia in Pohnpei, Eastern Caroline Islands. She earned her law degree at University of California, King Hall and practiced constitutional and criminal law, including death penalty litigation. She has also taught law classes at several universities. Christine's publications include two novels, Boundaries: A Love Story, and Weighing the Truth, a legal thriller; The Mystery of the Ancient Stone City, a middle-grade adventure story set on a Micronesian island; and short stories, articles and book reviews. She has won awards for her fiction at the Jack London Writers' Conference, the California Writers' Club Asilomar Conference, and the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association Conference.