Author Christine Gunderson

Hi there!

Thanks so much for visiting my website. My name is Christine Gunderson, and I wrote my debut novel, Friends with Secrets, in my minivan in the school pick-up line, at piano lessons, during drama rehearsals, at basketball practice, and in lots of other unglamorous and uncomfortable places where only a parent who writes would write.

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Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading 🙂

Christine Gunderson

Coming in July 2024

Friends With Secrets

A seemingly perfect mom threatened by a secret from her past must join forces with the most imperfect mom at school to expose an epic scandal before it destroys her life. I like to call it Big Little Lies meets Thelma and Louise in a mini van.


Cat playing with writer's keyboard watercolor

Writer’s block

I’ve never believed in Writer’s Block. I always thought it was a convenient excuse for soft people who didn’t want to do the hard work of sitting in a chair for hours on end, wrestling with the thousands of words needed a create an entire book.


 Joy, and Sponge Bob

Ironically, I did not allow my children to watch Sponge Bob when they were little, so I was unfamiliar with the finer point of Sponge Bob’s life as a sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea in a tight knit community called Bikini Bottom.

Watercolor painting of a book chained with a cadenass

Why Banning Books is Bad

Banning books is like banning eyesight, or hearing, or taste, touch, or smell. It’s an attempt to make kids blind and deaf to the world around them, to protect them from reality. It’s wrong, and completely ineffective. As the parent of teenagers, I disagree with this impulse, but I do understand it.

Contact me

I am represented by Michelle Grajkowski at 3 Seas Literary Agency.

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