Christine Kole MacLean (Michigan) is the author of four children’s books including Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms and Mary Margaret, Center Stage. Currently, she owns Content Studio, a writing consultation service that specializes in content development and information architecture for web sites. She has been working in communications for nearly twenty years, including stints as an editor in magazine publishing, an account executive in public relations, a manager of research communications, and an editor in marketing communications.
MacLean supplements her fiction-writing career by speaking at schools and conferences on writing and publishing. Among the lectures she has developed and delivered are: “What’s the Big Idea?” which addresses where ideas come from and how to tell if they’re any good, and “From I to E: The Writers Life,” in which she relates how she works with book editors, how the publishing process works, and much more.
MacLean has a B. A. in English Literature. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. How It’s Done is her first book for teens.