About Chrissy

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Hi, I’m Chrissy. I’m a wife, a mother of two and a grandmother of five.

For as long as I can remember I have always loved writing. I write mostly poetry and fiction and sometimes dabble in other genres just for fun. I also like photography so I often use my own photos when presenting poems.

My garden is my little sanctuary of peace and relaxation. My husband of thirty seven years is my constant companion and our five grandchildren keep us young.

With a limited education but a lot of determination, hard work and encouragement from my husband, I entered university to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in 2004 at the age of forty seven. This experience then propelled me into doing something more with my hobby of writing and ventured into publishing short stories and poems in local and online magazines and newspapers for a few years.

A passion to help teenagers with eating disorders began when I worked as a volunteer in a local hospital. I decided it was time to write my first novel Out of the Shadows – Jenna’s SecretThere’s so much more to share; so check the link for more information.

During the editing and preparation of the teen novel my health deteriorated and I spent much of my time in bed and housebound. Being a Christian doesn’t makes me perfect and I wasn’t coping at all with pain and the many other symptoms I was experiencing at that time. A good friend suggested I wrote down my thoughts in a journal. Writing again became my daily motivation but this time I recorded my feelings and thoughts poetically. That journal was the inspiration I needed to write another book. A few months after a post illness trip to America, my poetry and words of encouragement book Glimpses of His Glory was published

Poems from the Heart of Our Mum was the inspiration of my father, Bert, who was saddened that his wife’s poems had never been published before she passed away in 2011. I published this book on her behalf –  the author or those poems, Ruth Barrington (nee Lawson). My siblings David, Philip, Joy and myself also contributed a poem, letter or article to reflect our impressions of Mum’s poetry in our lives. Ray Law, mum’s church pastor, wrote a poem for her funeral and this too has been included at the end of the book.

My husband and I cared for my father after my mother’s death until December 2016 when my health again crashed. Dad entered a nursing home nearby so I could concentrate on my diagnosis, treatment and recovery. After two major surgeries in August 2017, I have recovered amazingly quickly but my lifestyle has changed a little and I’m less active.

So, here I am and I continue with what I love to do. I hope you will stop by from time to time to read my latest poems, stories and updates of any further publications.

Chrissy Siggee

19 thoughts on “About Chrissy

  1. Thank you, Chrissy, for liking my post “Where Is Justice in America?” I read Elijah List and often hear of Australians praying for America. We DO appreciate that.
    I’ve been through some health issues so know how good it is when you come back from simply fighting disease to feel good again. I pray you stay in this place!

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  2. So wonderful getting to know you Chrissy! What a great about statement!! So super what you did with your Mum’s poems!! What a gift to your Dad! So sorry to hear about your health issues! Hope they have been resolved or will be soon! Happy that you have come back to poetry! I’m really looking forward to reading more of your works!!!
    Chuck
    xoxoxo

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  3. I just stopped by to say thank you for the like and the gracious comments you posted on my blog. i was captivated by your short fiction piece. I look forward to reading the rest of t.he story. Keep you the excellent work.Be encouraged as you encourage others.

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