Christine bode’s bio
Hello! I’m Christine Bode, the founder of Bodacious Copy, published poet, book reviewer, and empath. My best qualities are kindness, patience, curiosity, and listening. As a truth seeker, I encourage people to question everything while remaining authentic.
My love of language has always influenced me. A voracious reader since the age of five, I have read at least 1,000 books. I read—every day—and am hyper-aware of what first-class copy is. In addition, my first poem was published in 16 Magazine and Scholastic’s Rock’s Biggest Ten when I was fourteen.
When my hero Sir Bob Geldof told me in a letter that my poem “Icicles in the Sun” was brilliant, it was one of the best days of my life. Companion of the Order of Canada, author and broadcasting icon Patrick Watson was my poetry mentor from 2002-2004. I published two volumes of poetry, Eden Refugee and Eden Redefined, and Grammy-winning independent filmmaker Tom DiCillo reviewed Eden Refugee, saying, “Christine Bode has created an achingly beautiful piece of art here.” That was an unforgettable day too!
For many years I authored book reviews for Simon & Schuster Canada and HarperCollins Canada, and you can read my latest reviews here on My Bodacious Blog. I also wrote reviews and articles for various online entertainment magazines.
Since 2008, I’ve been a freelance copy editor and, since 2012, the senior copy editor for Publish and Promote, which helps first-time and self-published authors realize their book publishing and marketing goals.
Finally, I have worked as a social media manager and marketer for authors and musicians for fifteen years, including New York Times bestselling authors Jane Porter and Anna Pasternak and Grammy, JUNO, CFMA, CMA, and Maple Blues Award-winning recording artists (I've attended over 500 concerts). I’m a member of Mari Smith’s Superstars and have learned social media marketing from the best! So, I understand how to create impact through written communication to engage audiences, and I ensure each client receives my best effort.
I live in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with my Goldendoodle, Eloise.