Christina Wert (that’s me! Also known as Christina A. Nelson, Sunlit Nook Solutions or PuellaDocta) is a freelance web/graphic designer and social media manager, as well as a traditional artist, crocheter, cross-stitcher, jack of all trades crafter & DIY-er, and fantasy writer working on my first series that I hope to publish soon.
I’m also a huge geek with a plethora of different fandoms and obsessions, including fantasy and sci-fi, memes and social media, costuming, video games, art films, music and theatre, alternative and traditional history, and multi-cultural storytelling art forms (like mythology, puppetry, folk tales and music, to name a few).
I went to college at James Madison University (where I got my web design degree and art minor), then graduated in 2008 and moved to Franklin, TN where I worked for three years doing web design. I got married to my back-end web coding man James (better known as Wervyn) in 2011, moved to Atlanta, and bought a house in 2013! So, I’m trying not to be too hard on myself for not being a published author yet 😛
I’m currently working as a part-time/freelance social media manager/administrative assistant, and I’m the Director of Social Media for the Atlanta-based geek convention MomoCon. I also devote my time to volunteering for Dragon Con (another ATL-based geek con), and Paint Love (an art non-profit fostering creativity and self-esteem in the kids of Atlanta). Occasionally, I might drop a free art piece into the world for Free Art Friday (#fafatl).
I believe that the journey is part of, if not the entire, creative process! So if I’m working on a particularly challenging, life-consuming project–editing a novel, for example–I’ll post little progress updates on Twitter, to capture the ups and downs for my own creative records, and to commiserate with other writers and artists 😛
If you’d like to know more about my biggest writing project, check out my Great Blog Tour entry. For my writing progress and short synopses on what I’m working on, visit my Writings page. If you’re a fellow writer, check out my Links for Authors to get info on all the software and sites I use to help me in my process.
If I post surveys, Q&A or other things about myself, I tag them “About the Author,” so feel free to peruse those. My friend and fellow author Diane Kilmer interviewed me in 2010, if you’re interested in an outsider’s perspective. And if you’re curious why I use the handle “puelladocta” on social media, I explain it in this post from a few years back.
Thanks for stopping by!