Hi readers,
I have the amazing future neurosurgeon and writer Christine Walden visiting. She's sharing 23 awesome facts about herself. She's an amazing work in progress. I know that she will achieve her dream. Visit her blog for very helpful and educational information on health issues. She's always eager and interested in answering your health questions on her blog. 

  1. I am 27 years old, blonde, blue eyes, 5 foot 7inches.  I won Little Miss America and did Beauty pageants until I was 10. I modeled from age 4 until 24. Mostly catalogues and a couple of runway shows. I'm an only child, my mother died in 2010 and my father lives with me now. 
  2. I started writing short stories for fun when I was 13, it was a assignment in English class to write about anything. I love writing about medical treatments and information most of all.
  3. My family supports my writing so much, because they know I'm going to be a neurosurgeon in the future and they want to support that dream, along with publishing something in a medical journal.
  4. I mostly get my ideas from new spinal surgery treatments and medical trials. My short stories come from my dreams, I guess kind of like Stephen King.
  5. I don't have a book right now, but I hope to have my thesis published on different treatments and new trials for Ankylosing Spondylosis, which is what my father has, and my mother had it also. It's a genetic disorder that doesn't really have a decent treatment.
  6. Mostly, I research everything I can about it, all the way to the chemical makeup of people's bodies with it and people's bodies without it.
  7. The hardest part is knowing I probably won't be able to use a treatment (if I find one) for my father, because his is so far along.
  8. My English teacher in 8th grade inspired me, she told me that I was really good and I shouldn't stop writing even if it was just for fun. She also told me I better keep writing even if it's in a medical journal, she wants to see my name in print!
  9. My work isn't currently finished, but I will probably remove my ideas for the trial, because I don't want anyone else to use them, not just because they are my ideas, but I want to make sure they are done in a correct way, as to not hurt someone.
  10. No characters, but if I had one, it would be either my parents or the man who inspired me to want to be a neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Barnett. He passed away in May and he was my idol. He operated on my father 3 times and was a medical genius.
  11. I want to eventually publish a book of short stories. I love writing those, they have a Stephen King/Dean Koontz feel to most of them.
  12. Last words... hhhmmm... Please follow my medical blog and give suggestions for posts!www.futurephysician84.blogspot.com . 
  13. I love weekends because, you can get things done you can't during the week, then you can have some fun before your week begins to start the week off well.
  14. I hate, people who don't listen, or they listen and don't bother to take your advice.
  15. I want to buy, a 2013 Dodge Challenger, black, with black leather interior and duel chrome exhaust.
  16. My favorite song... Just one? Probably "The Ocean" by Led Zeppelin, because it's the first song I learned to play on the drums when I was 10, and also "Drops of Jupiter" by Train.
  17. My favorite precious stone is a black diamond, but I love semi-precious, like sapphires and black onyx too. 
  18. I want to travel to Europe, all through the countries, see the gorgeous scenery and beaches, monuments, and places like where Mozart, Beethoven, and Farinelli (Carlo Broschi) lived and were buried. 
  19. I want to meet, a lot of them are dead, but I would like to meet Ginger Baker, one of the best drummers ever. He played with Eric Clapton in the band Cream. He is so inspirational to me as a musician. 
  20. I want to invite the band Train to dinner, get them to play, and tell them how much their music means to me.
  21. My dream is to become a neurosurgeon and change people's lives by making their quality of life better with my surgeries.
  22. My favorite book is, wow, that's a hard one, probably "Black House" by Stephen King because the good guys win.
  23. Thanks for having me Patricia, it's a pleasure! I am very flattered you asked! 
Christine it's my pleasure to have you visit. I loved learning a little more about you. You're always welcome to visit. I look forward to reading your books when you're finished. I would love to have you share them.