What I Write

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Who I Am

Award-winning author of sex-positive contemporary romance.

My debut novel, Up for Air, won the 2021 Independent Press Award for Romance and was named as a Finalist in Romance for the 2021 Maxy Awards.

My second novel, The Road Home, comes out in August 2021. And there are many more yet to come.

When I'm not writing fiction, I work on All Things Cherokee, a respected resource for Cherokee genealogy and cultural information. I started the site in 1998, and today it boasts a Facebook following of over 280K.

I also try to keep current at Pleasant Valley Ranch, a comedy (at times, dramedy) DIY blog which has tracked the fifteen-year progress of remodeling an old house in east Austin, and how my husband and I have managed to stay married through it all.

The Important Details

- I have the same birthday as Lenny Bruce and Fox Mulder
- I’ve lived in Austin since 1995
- I’m a citizen of the Cherokee Nation
- I have a BA in History from the University of Texas at Austin
- I’m a member of Romance Writers Association, Author’s Guild, Indian Women's Pocahontas Club, and a founding member of First Families of the Cherokee Nation
- I swim at Barton Springs, drink Kraken rum, and watch people (not all at the same time, and not in a creepy way)

Awards

Contact

christina at christinaberry dot com

Reviews

Allison Dickson“Every turn of the page is like sipping a smart and sexy cocktail I wish was bottomless.” —Allison Dickson, author of The Other Mrs. Miller (about Up for Air)
Christina Consolino “At turns both sexy and thought-provoking, Up for Air snares the reader early and doesn’t let go.” —Christina Consolino, author of Rewrite the Stars (about Up for Air)
“UP FOR AIR is a passionate, well-written novel that strikes the perfect balance between racy and riveting with a stunning narrative about self-discovery wrapped in the sensual embellishments of an adventurous love story.” —IndieReader (about Up for Air)
“A refreshingly nonjudgmental look at opening one’s marriage and heart.” —Kirkus Book Reviews (about Up for Air)
“Up for Air is a raunchy, rollicking, and thoroughly entertaining story with a heart-wrenching undercurrent of love and romance.” —Sublime Book Review (about Up for Air)
Sarah Zachrich Jeng “The Road Home is nostalgic, hella sexy, and packs emotional depth as well as plenty of narrative surprises. It rocked my world!” —Sarah Zachrich Jeng, author of The Other Me (about The Road Home)
Christina Consolino “Berry’s portrayal of longing and vulnerability is full of sexual tension and heat. Readers will be begging for more.” —Christina Consolino, author of Rewrite the Stars (about The Road Home)
Sara B Fraser “The Road Home is a sweet, fun, sexy romp of a novel. Underlying all of the rock and roll, the hot sex, the roller derbying, the road trips and more, the main character, Jake, finds his way home–to his Cherokee roots and his newfound family. Pure enjoyment! I have to break it to my husband: I think I’m in love with Jake.” —Sara B Fraser, author of Long Division and Just River (about The Road Home)