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Christy the Writer

About Christy

My name is Christy Potter. I’m a writer. I’ve always been a writer. I’ll always be a writer. Someday they’ll find me slumped over my keyboard, and my last words will be “Someone… hand me… that… thesaurus…” I’ve done everything from newspaper journalism to magazine writing, from plays and short stories to essays and novels. I’ve won awards and I’ve been knocked through the ropes. The only label I’ll ever put on myself is “writer,” because that’s who I am.

Thanks for stopping by my website. I hope you’ll find something to cheer, soothe, ignite or inspire you – maybe all of the above. You can find my books on Amazon or you can order them directly from me on this site (the links are just to your right). I don’t do a lot of social media because I’m always at work on a new creative project of some kind, but I try to keep this site interactive. Please feel free to leave comments, or drop me a line at I think what you read here will help you get to know me as a writer, and what drives my work.

If you like what you read, please share it with a friend. I also welcome your comments, feedback, and reviews. Writing is only half of what I do. Having people who read what I write is the other half.

Christy Potter


Buy Christy’s Books

I have written two books that are available for purchase directly from me, and another (“The Shiksa’s Guide to Yiddish”) through an on-demand publisher. All are available as print copies and e-books. Please click the book cover images below for ordering information. If you have questions or special requests, please drop me a note at


Oh Brother A Novel




Book Christy as a Speaker

Christy is available as a speaker for events of any size, from local book groups and service clubs to student groups and classes. Her talks are motivating and inspiring, and have entertained, informed and motivated audiences of all sizes. Her topics include the art of writing, how to conduct a great interview, finding inspiration, and igniting the creative spark.

Here’s what some who have recently had Christy speak to their groups had to say about the experience:

Amanda Ellis, book group organizer: “Christy spoke to our book group at the meeting after we’d read her book, and it was so much fun to be able to talk with her about different aspects of the book, and to share our perspectives with her on what we’d read. It isn’t often a book group can sit down and talk with the person who wrote the book they read, and it’s too bad – it really added a whole new dimension to our discussion.”

Denny Morrison, Morristown Rotary Club, Morristown, NJ: “The Morristown Rotary Club had the pleasure of hosting author Christy Potter as our program speaker. Christy brought her Kansas values with her to the East 20 years ago and has fullfilled her life dream of becoming an author.  She has a captivating and delightful personality and warms her audience instantly.  The interaction she shared with our club members was really enjoyable to observe. As Program Chair for our club, I would welcome her at our podium any time.”

For more information on booking Christy as a speaker, please call 908-514-8845 or send an email to