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When I decided to switch careers

I AM & Co

The reality of losing friends

How to confront with compassion

How to practice self-care during an endometrial flare up

How to finish what you start even when you're over it

How to stay happy when you're around negative people

8 ways to Hygge

A Louisiana woman scared to introduce her ghost pirate fiancee to parents

How my experiences with endometriosis make me stronger

10 strong signs from the universe that you're on track

10 ways to create a work/life balance that works for you

How important is finding your purpose

Tea parties are the new cocktail parties

The women who step in for my narcissistic mother

My ten item bucket list helped me to savor summer

10 benefits of self awareness

Do this instead of comparing yourself to others

Is my cat secretly Banksy?

Coffee addict baffled by chronic insomnia

Taking pet breaks can aid in wellness & self-care

How to be friendly to someone you're not fond of

The art of saying Thank you instead of I'm sorry

woman who marries herself files for divorce

Confession: I was a toxic friend

How not to take things personally

Meghan Markle inspired me to drink lemon water every day

In conversations, can't we do better

I can't stand the taste of wine

How to be charitable without going broke

If you're an expert at making bad decisions

I'm still friends with my ex and I don't know why

Next Avenue

What my older cat taught me about aging

When Swedish Death Cleaning Goes too far

Middle-Aged with roommates

Woman's Day.

After inheriting a chest of family secrets, I found out my father fled the Nazis


Mom's tossing everythingm including me

The LA Times

No fear on that freeway of love

Current Projects

Shanghai Sunrise- a screenplay by Lora Cain and myself
Fat Camp Famous
Mostly Terrible Advice My Mother Gave Me
Surf Witch- my second YA novel

Fat Don't Crack




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I've been writing since I was a little girl.I would write stories for and about my friends.They loved reading about themselves and would get so excited when I'd hand out my horribly typed stories.I guess I've been self-publishing since I was 9--either that or I created Reality Serial Fiction!
Although I have a B.A. in Theater Arts,I trained extensively in improv, stand-up comedy, and sketch comedy at places like The Groundlings, ACME and Bang Improv Studio.
It was at the world famous Groundlings that I first started writing comic character monologues.
One of my proudest achievements is the show, "Off-Kilter: The Monologues of Christine Schoenwald" which had a cast of seriously funny comic actresses performing my character monologues. "Off-Kilter" had two successful runs at Bang Improv Studio. 
During my time at  Bang, I wrote and performed my two one woman shows"Adventures in Slutland" and "Seen on Screen." I also created and directed many shows such as "Extra Credit," "Comedy Klatch" and "Pinata."
I loved doing comedy, and improv but when I went to my first personal essay show, I was hooked.
I've read my essays at my own show Pinata  and in shows all over Los Angeles such as The All Girl Revue, Tasty Words, A Very Special Episode, To Whom it May Concern, Taboo Tales, I love a Good Story, Tattle Tales and one of my very favorites The P.E.Z. Show.
I've always written my own performance material whether it was sketch comedy, essays, or one person shows, so it was an easy transition to start writing novels, and essays for publication.
I love writing, and sharing my work with others whether it's in a publication, a show, or here, my very own writer's website.



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