About Christina Gabbitas
Christina Gabbitas is a children’s author, poet, storyteller and voiceover artist, who always loved to read rhyming books and poetry in my early years. She penned some stories that she stored away in a box file twenty years ago, thinking that one day she would do something with them. Welcome to the World of Felicity Fly was born in 2012. The series has taken her into the final of the People's Book Prize 2014-2018, winning Best Achievement Award in May 2019.
Born in Blackburn, Lancashire where she spent the first twenty two years of her life, before moving to various parts of Yorkshire, where she now lives. (passports for both)
Christina is founder and trustee of Children's Literature Festivals charity, her patrons and ambassadors include musician Michael Bradley of The Undertones and Actress Jenny Agutter.
As a child she loved to read anything that rhymed. One of her earliest recollections of fun poetry was Spike Milligan’s Granny and also On The Ning Nang Nong. She loves Spike Milligan’s book Silly Verse For Kids.
She has always had a love of music and used to help the headmaster of her primary school tune the piano. She spent some of her teenage years playing saxophone and percussion with a band and supported a popular indie band at that time called The Chameleons. They played around venues in Lancashire and admits that she did look at little freaky!