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Sister Interview: Christie Purifoy

Christie Purifoy gets her hands dirty. Her garden and property Maplehurst, are her current places to create. As a former English professor she lived for years in a thought-centered creative space. Her new physical space and work feed her writing in a different way. A mom of four she fit right in with Alex and Krista as they talked books, cooking and having space for people to enter a family home. Join their conversation as they cover seasons, grief, and some of this former English’s professor’s favorite reads.

This episode is perfect for Spring as many of us are looking outside and even planting a few seeds in our own gardens. You will hear how Christie landed at her Pennsylvania farmhouse named Maplehurst, the things she was looking for in her new home and the process of letting go of the career track she’d always pictured. Tragedy hit Christie’s family this year. We talk through what that has meant for her and how her book’s release landed right in the initial weeks of grief.

We are certain you will enjoy this talk about writing, expectations, cycles of creation, cooking, making, gardening, and the creative life. We found an instant friend in Christie and we think you will as well. A completely delightful hour that we invite you to enjoy.

Simply click here to find this episode on iTunes and join us.

You can find Christie on her website and connect with her on Instagram.

Some things you heard on the podcast:

The Secret Garden

Christie’s book: Roots and Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons

Ina Garten cookbooks

Dinner A Love Story: It all begins at the family table

David Austen English Roses

Earl Grey Cream Tea from The English Tea Store

Pilgrim’ Inn and The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

The Greengage Summer

The Bookshop by Emily Fitzgerald

Still Life series by Louise Penny


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