Stina’s first literary crush was Encyclopedia Brown. She met author Donald J. Sobol when she was seven years old, and she blames him for her writing habit. Stina’s poetry and crime fiction have appeared in a variety of periodicals and collections, and she also writes speculative fiction as Chris L. Pontius.

Stina is a past president of Sleuths’ Ink in Springfield, Missouri, and is currently a member of Sisters in Crime-Colorado and Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America.

You may sometimes find Stina performing music or casting runes.