A local Burnett County woman, Christine Seaton, or Chris as she’s known, is working to create a name for herself in the murder-mystery-romance novel environment. She has only been writing for two years, but self-published her first novel, Head in the Haymow, in 2010. Since then she has written two more books, the most recent this past October.
Seaton’s first endeavor in creative writing was attempting to write television screenplays and fan fiction. She enterted contests and pitched her ideas, but was rejected, propelling her to write novels. Even though she writes in book form, she admits to imagining these stories more like a movie.
“When I’m writing, I can actually see what’s going on in my head,” Seaton said. “I can visualize it, I can hear the voices, I can hear the background sounds. I can actually picture their facial expressions.”
Seaton never planned on being a writer. She went to school at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and spent 15 years as a graphic designer. These skills come handy when it comes time for Seaton to create her book covers. Now, Seaton has a passion for writing, it pulls at her. It’s an itch she needs to scratch.
Even though Seaton is focused on writing novels, she hopes one day her work will inspire a television mini-series. She loves writing television scripts and I’m sure would love to adapt her own books.
As of now, Seaton’s e-books can be downloaded from Amazon, but are also available in softcover. Seaton still writes as a hobby while working other jobs, but one day she hopes to be a writer full-time. She hopes one day to watch her own stories on television.