CHRISTINE M. KNIGHT

An Australian author who provides insight into the human condition.

News Archive

  • Christine's music update

    11-Oct-2018

    Christine’s admin team are pleased to report ‘Life Song’ has continued to receive an increasingly strong response in its latest month of rotation on numerous radio stations targe..
  • Christine's music on Unearthed Triple J

    10-Oct-2018

    Help Christine cross over to commercial radio by following this link (https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/christine-m-knight), playing her songs, and giving them a star review. Yo..
  • 4 out of 4 stars review for 'Song Bird'

    16-Jul-2018

    Another 4 out of 4 stars for 'Song Bird'. Click here (https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?t=75821)for the review...
  • Another 4 out of 4 star review of 'Life Song'

    11-Jun-2018

    A recent online book club (https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=71042) review for 'Life Song'...
  • 4 out of 4 stars for 'In and Out of Step' Online Book Club review

    02-May-2018

    Recently, Christine's first title in the Keimera series, 'In and Out of Step', received another review a major book club. To read the review and any subsequent discussion click on Online Book Club (ht..
  • Listen to Christine's music at jango.com

    20-Feb-2018

    You can listen to Christine M Knight's music on jango.com (http://www.jango.com/music/Christine+M+Knight)..
  • New Year Message

    31-Dec-2017

    Happy New Year. May your troubles be small, your joys great, and your life blessed by love and peace. Thank you to the many readers who have helped me move forward on the road of success. C..
  • 'Masque' picked up by more online radio stations

    30-Dec-2017

    More radio stations pick up 'Masque' for airplay. You can buy 'Masque' on CD Baby, (https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/christinemknight4) iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/christine-m-knight/id72528..
  • Christine's music on FM radio stations in USA

    06-Nov-2017

    Christine M Knight's song 'Sunshine Days’ is in rotation on the following FM radio stations in USA: KAFM Grand Junction, CO KAOS Olympia, WA KCSB ..
  • 'Masque' trending in Australia, New Zealand, and Central & South America

    24-Sep-2017

    ‘Masque’, a song from the novel 'Song Bird' (https://www.amazon.com/Song-Bird-Christine-M-Knight/dp/0987434861), has continued to receive an increasingly strong response on numerous ra..
  • 'Sunshine Days' playing on FM radio in USA

    05-Sep-2017

    Christine M Knight's fabulous song 'Sunshine Days' (https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/christinemknight7) is playing on the following FM radio stations in USA. If you are a listener in any of the followi..
  • A saga to relish and enjoy

    22-Aug-2017

    Tired of the dark, brooding narratives on TV and in the cinema? Escape into the world of ‘Life Song’ and 'Song Bird' https://www.amazon.com/Life-Song-Christine-M-Knight/dp/0987434853..
  • 'Masque' trending in Southern USA, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East

    23-Aug-2017

    Christine's rop-rock song 'Masque (https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/christinemknight4)' is trending in Southern United States, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. It can now also be heard in rotation on:..
  • 'Garysong' and 'The Real deal' in production

    08-Jul-2017

    Christine has two more songs in production: 'Garysong' and 'The Real Deal'. More updates in the near future...
  • 'Masque' trending on Internet radio in Canada and Southern Europe

    23-Aug-2017

    Christine's pop-rock song 'Masque (https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/christinemknight4)' has been is trending in Canada and Southern Europe. It is now playing in rotation on: WZHT Hit XR Toronto, Cana..
  • Avastar runs Lauren Scott's interview with Christine M Knight

    23-Jun-2017

    A USA East Coast press syndicate, Avastar Entertainment Network ran Lauren Scott's interview with Christine M Knight recently. Here is the link (http://www.avastar.tv/features/ChristineMKnight1.html)...
  • 'Masque' hits the rock charts

    23-Jun-2017

    Berkshire Media Group recently collated its Rock Chart data for May 2017. Christine's song, 'Masque', hit the #1 position on their charts and held it for May 2017. In Australia, the Internet radio ..
  • Pop rock song 'Masque' trending well

    02-May-2017

    Christine M Knight's pop rock song 'Masque' is trending in western Euorpe, eastern USA, and breaking into the UK Internet radio market. You can download 'Masque' from iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/..
  • Lauren Scott interiew with Christine M Knight

    16-Apr-2017

    Recently Lauren Scott interviewed (http://www.marquix.tv/features/ChristineMKnight1.html)Christine M Knight about pop rock song 'Masque' which is trending in south western USA, Mexico, and South Ameri..
  • 'Masque' trending on radio stations in America

    31-Mar-2017

    Christine M Knight's song 'Masque (https://open.spotify.com/album/67FkmGIohNVRdbxnHyNOBR)' is trending on radio stations in the Berkshire Media Group in South-western USA, Central and South America. C..
  • Pop Rock Song 'Masque' trending across USA and western Europe

    08-Feb-2017

    Christine M Knight's pop rock song 'Masque' is trending in radio stations across Western United States, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Fifteen more stations have picked it up. Congratulations Christine..
  • 'Masque' listed in play list for several Berkshire Media Group radio stations

    18-Jan-2017

    Christine M Knight's song 'Masque' has been accepted by the program directors from several Berkshire Media Group radio stations for their playlist starting 16th January 2017. If you click on any..
  • ‘Masque’ Best Pop Rock Song

    16-Dec-2016

    ‘Masque’ Best Pop Rock Song (December 2016) 'Christine M. Knight's meditative, soulful pop rock provision is layered by a gorgeous vocal descant, but its real genius heralds f..
  • 'Life Song' awarded Best Country Song December 2016

    16-Dec-2016

    Christine M Knight awarded Best Country Song December 2016 for 'Life Song'. Follow the link below and click on the song's title to hear it. 'Life Song' is one of those songs that grips you..
  • History is Always under Construction

    09-Dec-2016

    For a light read, click on this link (http://districtbulletin.com.au/history-and-renovation-blended-at-bungendores-carrington-inn/) to access Christine's December article in the District Bulletin,..
  • The Man Behind the Restoration of The Carrington Inn

    22-Nov-2016

    Click on this link (http://districtbulletin.com.au/the-man-behind-restoration-of-historic-carrington-inn/)to read Christine's District Bulletin article about the man behind the restoration of the ..
  • Christine M Knight's music is on Spotify

    07-Nov-2016

    Click on the link to Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/artist/1WZaCVabBwKwiY3vnl2thI)to hear Christine M Knight's music. Consider adding her music to your playlist...
  • 65th anniversary of Korean War tribute

    01-Nov-2016

    Christine M Knight salutes Korean War veterans and breaks some silences. In this month's article for the District Bulletin, (http://districtbulletin.com.au/never-forget-ripple-effects-of-war-serv..
  • Which version of 'Love is All' do you prefer?

    15-Oct-2016

    Hello readers, a cover song of Christine M Knight's beautiful love song 'Love is All' has been uploaded onto SoundCloud. Which version do you like? The original 'Love is All' (http://www.cdba..
  • New songs

    14-Jul-2016

    Christine M Knight's admin team are pleased to release two new song lyrics to her fans: (http://www.christinemknight.com.au/poetry-2/the-real-deal)' (http://www.christinemknight.com.au/poetry-2/th..
  • 'Move On' - a new song from 'Song Bird'

    31-Mar-2016

    Christine M Knight will release 'Move On' on CD baby, iTunes, and http://www.jango.com/music/Christine+M+Knight on 3rd April 2016. With a distinctive riff and striking guitar solo, 'Move On' is a cla..
  • Masque - new song released

    11-Mar-2016

    Christine M Knight has released another song from her third novel 'Song Bird' - 'Masque'. (https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/masque-feat.-skye-parkinson/id1081103170) ‘Masque’ evo..
  • Love is All - release of a new song

    03-Feb-2016

    Christine is thrilled to share the first of three new songs - 'Love is All' - with you. http://cdbaby.com/cd/christinemknight3 Christine feels that ‘Love is All’ (from the novel &..
  • Three new songs to be released sooon

    23-Jan-2016

    Christine will be releasing three new songs from her novel 'Song Bird' early 2016 though jango.com - Internet radio. They are titled: Love is All Masque Move On If you haven't heard Chri..
  • Three more songs from 'Song Bird'

    06-Jan-2016

    Three more songs from 'Song Bird' are currently under development in Sydney: 'Masque', 'Move On', 'Love is All'. This means Christine M Knight will now have an EP. Should you want to be on ..
  • Ann Buonocore interviews Christine M Knight on 'Everyday People

    21-Aug-2015

    Ann Buonocore interviews Christine M Knight on 'Everyday People' on 104.7 WXLM. Topic: Do Socio-Political Interests Obscure What's Best For Children? Check the station for airing details in September..
  • Larry Bofman of KKNT- AM 960 interivew

    21-Aug-2015

    Larry Bofman of KKNT AM 960 interviews Christine M Knight on 'Life Matters' this Sunday August 23, 2015. TOPIC:Do Socio-Political Interests Obscure What's Best For Children? ..
  • Stan Milam WBEL-AM 1380 interview with Christine M Knight

    15-Aug-2015

    The Stan Milam WBEL-AM 1380 (USA) interview with Christine M Knight airs in the week beginning August 17th, 2015. The topic: Do Socio-Political Interests Obscure What's Best For Children? Check t..
  • Interview with Mary Jane Popp

    10-Aug-2015

    Catch Christine M Knight on 'Poppoff with Mary Jane Popp', a fast-paced magazine radio show dedicated to discussing today's hot button issues. The radio show is ranked #27 in the USA. Tune into ra..
  • New song 'Move On' uploaded

    02-Aug-2015

    Go to POETRY on the NAVBAR and click to read the latest poem by Christine M Knight. 'Move On' (https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/move-on-single/id1081104204) is the lyric to a song from 'Song Bird'...
  • Ron Ponder of WHBC-AM 1480 interview

    29-Jul-2015

    If you are in the eastern states of USA, catch Ron Ponder's interview with Christine M Knight. Check station details for when the interview airs...
  • Jason Schaffer interviews Christine M Knight

    30-Jun-2015

    Jason Schaffer interviews Christine M Knight on Valley Forum Sunday morning. Topic: Oprah, Hiliary, Ellen, Taylor Swift, Anne Frank: Who Makes a Positive Role Model for Girls? The interview can be hea..
  • Christine M Knight on 'This Week in America'

    30-Jun-2015

    Ric Bratton interviews Christine M Knight on This Week in America. The show is heard on over 100 stations in USA. The topic: Do Celebrities Have A Right to Privacy? Check this website for the date and..
  • DJ Millenial interviews Christine M Knight on WPKN-FM 89.5

    16-May-2015

    Catch DJ Millenial's interview with Christine M Knight this coming week, Saturday 23rd, 2015, on WPKN-FM 89.5, Connecticut, USA...
  • Maria Bailey interviews Christine M Knight on Radio America - May 17th, 2015

    25-Apr-2015

    In you live in the United States, you have another chance to hear Christine M Knight. Maria Bailey's interview with Christine airs on May 17th 2015...
  • Scott Ledger interviews Christine M Knight America's Talk Radio Network

    12-May-2015

    Scott Ledger of America's Talk Radio Network interview with Christine M Knight will be played at 7.20 am ET USA on May 12th, 2015. The host of Sunrise America, Scott interviews guest on a diverse ran..
  • Lee Mathews of KTOK-AM 1000 interview with Christine M Knight airs in USA

    05-May-2015

    Lee Mathews of KTOK-AM 1000 (USA) interview with Christine M Knight airs on Friday 8th May 2015. Topic: Do teenage girls need to look outside the box for their heroines?..
  • Frankie Boyer's interview with Christine M Knight airs in USA

    21-Apr-2015

    If you are in the USA this week, tune into the nationally syndicated radio show Biz Talk Radio to hear Ms Frankie Boyer interviewing Christine M Knight. The topic: Do girls need to look outside the bo..
  • Role models

    22-Mar-2015

    EXCERPT FROM RADIO INTERVIEW IN USA WITH CHRISTINE M KNIGHT HOST: Recently, Taylor Swift said she looks to no one – at least in her own industry – as a role model. During Time mag..
  • Christine M Knight on CBS with Walt Shaw

    05-May-2015

    Walt Shaw's taped interview with Christine M Knight will be heard on all 5 CBS stations in the Sacramento, USA. Walt serves as Public Affairs Director for the CBS Radio cluster in Sacramento and cover..
  • Larry Whitler interviews Christine M Knight on WOCA-AM 1370

    05-May-2015

    Larry is the morning show host on 'AM Ocala Live'. His goals are to maintain the integrity and high standards the community has come to expect from WOCA, and to keep the show entertaining, informative..
  • Another shout-out to fans in USA

    14-Feb-2015

    Again, I'd like to thank all of my supporters and fans from the following towns and cities. Sacramento, Ocala, Gainesville, Providence, Eureka, Phoenix, Henderson, Provo, Piscataway, Columbus..
  • G'day to my fans in the USA

    10-Feb-2015

    I wanted to thank all of my fans in the USA for your support and for following me. There are so many cities and towns that it is hard to acknowledge you all. To begin with, my first list: Mo..
  • 'SONG BIRD' WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATE: 2nd FEBRUARY 2015

    31-Jan-2015

    'SONG BIRD', the anxiously anticipated sequel to 'LIFE SONG' is released to the reading public on 2nd February 2015 - synchronized worldwide release date. Visitors to this website will be abl..
  • Season's Greetings

    23-Dec-2014

    Hi, I wish all my readers a safe and merry Christmas and a place. For people everywhere, I wish 2015 to be a time free of strife and war. Christine..
  • 'The Flame'

    13-Dec-2014

    'The Flame' - a love song and duet composed by Christine M Knight - is currently being engineered and produced by Shane Edwards at Karma Sound Studios Thailand. This song features in 'Song Bird'. ..
  • NEW RELEASE DATE FOR 'SONG BIRD'

    27-Jul-2014

    The release date for Christine M Knight's third novel 'Song Bird' has been moved back to 1st February 2015 to enable synchronization of world-wide marketing. Advanced reading copies will be availa..
  • Extract 3 from'Life Song'

    22-Feb-2014

    We have uploaded the third and final extract from 'Life Song'. A family tragedy delayed work on uploading of this third and final extract. Christine asked that we include a thank you to those fans wh..
  • SPAM blocks free speech

    09-Feb-2014

    We have had to close the comment box under each of Christine's blogs because her blog has been inundated with SPAM. Interested readers can always contact her with a genuine comment through her con..
  • HSC Area of Study: Belonging - dance video analysis NOW IN BLOG

    15-Jan-2014

    In response to numerous requests by 2014 NSW HSC candidature, an analysis of the 90 second dance video developed to promote the novel 'In and Out of Step' by Christine M Knight has been uploaded i..
  • Internet Radio Airplay for LIFE SONG (A VISION SPLENDID)

    04-Jan-2014

    Listen to the song LIFE SONG (A VISION SPLENDID) on Internet radio at http://www.radioairplay.com/bands/307972 Consider becoming a fan...
  • LIFE SONG - Read Chapter 1.

    30-Dec-2013

    Read extracts 1 and 2 from Chapter 1 of 'Life Song' http://www.christinemknight.com.au/author-christine-m-knights-blog/life-song-extract-from-chapter-1 Buy 'Life Song' and get free shipping wo..
  • LIFE SONG Book Launch 2013 Photographs

    16-Dec-2013

    The photographs taken at the recent book launch of 'Life Song' will be posted on the 7th January, 2014 in the GALLERIES section of this website. Apologies for the delay in uploading this visual re..
  • Free shipping worldwide

    13-Dec-2013

    You can buy LIFE SONG online from The Book Depository; they offer free shipping worldwide. The link is http://www.bookdepository.com/Life-Song-Christine-M-Knight/9780987434852 (http://) Y..
  • Official Book Launch for 'Life Song' - 17th November 2013

    16-Nov-2013

    Sunday 17th November 2013 is the day set aside for the official book launch of Life Song, one month after the novel's release to the reading public. This gala catered event will be held at The Seb..
  • Pre-order 'Life Song' on Amazon

    12-Aug-2013

    Exciting news! You can pre-order 'Life Song' through Amazon by going to http://www.amazon.com/Life-Song-Christine-M-Knight/dp/0987434853/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376257009&sr=1-..
  • An International Video Advertisement for ‘In and Out of Step’

    14-Jun-2013

    APRIL 2013 Recently returning to Sydney from his venture in New York City, Mathew Mizyed lands the role of artistic director for a worldwide video advertisement for ‘In..
  • Goodreads Giveaway listed

    26-May-2013

    Hi, in response to public interest, my publisher has approved a Goodreads giveaway for readers in the Netherlands and for readers in Israel...
  • Christine is now the Australian Society of Authors' ACT Coordinator

    10-May-2013

    Christine is the Australian Society of Authors’ ACT Professional Development Officer. http://asauthors.org/staff (http://asauthors.org/staff) First ACT meeting for 2013 to be held in Ju..
  • Quicklinks

    Archived News

    Read previous news

    LATEST BLOG POSTS

      Wednesday, October 10, 2018

      Reflection on 'In and Out of Step'

      Wednesday, October 10, 2018

      Set between 1988-1990, In and Out of Step’s thesis picks-up on a period of significant change in Australian social and cultural history which mirror the wider western world. The novel reflects the popular perceptions of the era and explores reaction to changing roles and values, the relationship between generations, gender dynamics, and power in society through contrasting character perspectives.  

      The novel charts Cassie Sleight's (rhymes with slate) and her generation’s journeys in new and uncharted territory in their relationships: personal, social, and work after the second wave of the women’s movement.

      Life forces the women in my novels to reassess what they are doing, how they are doing it, and to evaluate who they are and want to be.

      Through Cassie’s experiences, the reader is entertained and provoked to consider the perceptions held and dualities of women’s roles in western society. That may suggest that this is a non-fiction work masquerading as fiction. However, this aspect is firmly set in the external world of the story and Cassie’s experiences.

      In and Out of Step explores:

      • how identity and relationships are shaped by the way gender operates and gender differences
      • how place—geography, attitudes, values, and culture—shape people’s lives and actions
      • the culture that supports and promotes sexual harassment in the workforce and social spheres
      • changing perceptions of gender roles
      • adapting to change in oneself and the wider world
      • the personal, social, and workplace influences that contribute to change.

      My novelsIn and Out of Step, Life Song, Song Bird portray the diverse and changing realities of women in the time the novels are set: 1980-1990, 1996-1998, 2000-2002.  The stories are anchored in the social and historical context of each period.

      Read more

      Saturday, August 12, 2017

      Life Song - a story of metamorphosis

      Saturday, August 12, 2017

      Twenty-two-year-old Mavis Mills first appears in my novel In and Out of Step. Outgoing, gregarious, and confident, Mavis is a significant secondary character in that novel.  Mavis' story - a subplot - is used to provide contrast to and insight into Cassie Sleight's (the central character) journey. 

      At one point in the novel, effervescent Mavis is severely injured – physically, emotionally, and psychologically - by domestic violence and the fire of her partner’s rage. He also destroys her guitar and the copies of her original songs. Part of  the subplot from In and Out of Step explores the context of the domestic violence and provides insight into the psychology of it. Excuses are not made.

      At the start of Life Song, Mavis is twenty-eight-years-old and very different from the young woman who shone throughout most of In and Out of Step. She is the central character in Life Song. She has become subdued, distrustful of her own judgement, and an echo of her former self. Unexpectedly, she discovers she has a choice: continue to live a life tainted by domestic violence or seize the opportunity before her and try to rise above her circumstance and, like the phoenix bird, leave the ashes of her past life behind.

      'Could she live the rest of her life as she'd been living. She couldn't, not now she'd glimpsed another world, fleeting though that vision had been.'

      Life Song is not a cliche 'chic musician on the road' story and is definitely not a romance. It is about the woman Mavis becomes and the people who stand by her as she undergoes transformation – physical, psychological, and to an extent spiritual. She does not solve her problems in the arms of a man but makes the hard choices herself.

      The drama comes from the tugs-of-war that Mavis has to work though. It is made all the harder because Mavis' heart is in conflict with itself. One person, no matter how strong, cannot win a tug-of-war alone. The same applies to Mavis.

      Readers learn about the things that give Mavis strength and that enable her to boldly embrace the inevitable changes coming into her life as she becomes Nikki Mills, the Song Bird from Oz.

      I recommend you listen to two songs from that novel: Sunshine Days and Life Song (A Vision Splendid) to get a feel for this story.

      There are many kinds of wins in life, most of them personal rather than widely acclaimed. It's those personal 'brave heart' moments that define Mavis. Reader feedback through my publisher and website is that Life Song is a gratifying read.

      As part of your journey in reading this blog,  I suggest you listen to Move On.  In my imagination, it is first sung by Mavis' support network, but ultimately the song becomes her personal mantra.

      Australia is a diverse landscape and has diverse communities. Life Song gives readers an opportunity to spend time in some of those communities. The title alludes to the fact that each character's life has its own melody and when sung in concert become the symphony that is Life Song

      Notes:

      Life Song is one of four novels in The Keimera Series. Each novel is a standalone narrative and has the backstory woven into it.  The Keimera Series is an opus.

      Keimera does not in any way allude to chimeraa monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature from Greek mythology.

      If you would like to lend me your support so that I can produce more music from my novels, you can buy any of my songs from CD Baby.  Each of my songs can be purchased for the very small price of $1.69. My music is also on iTunes and other major online music sellers as well.



      Read more

      Sunday, June 25, 2017

      The story behind my song 'The Flame'

      Sunday, June 25, 2017


      'The Flame' features in my novel ‘Song Bird’. In the novel, it is sung by rock legend Rick Brody who serenades Nikki Mills (the central character in the novel). In real life, it was sung by Funnie Williams and Thanapat Yarchartoen (aka Film). I produced the song through Karma Sound Studios in Thailand.

      BACKSTORY TO 'THE FLAME' - The Singer or the Song?

      In ‘Song Bird’ and its prequel 'Life Song', Nikki Mills - the Girl from Oz - is a survivor of domestic violence. Once an innocent, she believed the very convincing serenade of her first significant love, Terry Kikby. Long before Nikki met Rick, his song 'The Flame' resonated with her.  She believed that Rick's songs really expressed his own ideas and values.

      Having been at the top of the music industry for sixteen years, Rick finds his music is dropping in the charts. Defined by his 'bad boy' image, he has lost sight of his real self. Consequently,  his music has lost its connection with his fan base. Interested in Nikki as a woman as much as in her skill as a lyricist, Rick collaborates with Nikki on a new album. 

      Flattered by Rick's interest in her and impressed by 'The Flame', Nikki embarks on a relationship with him.  A subplot in the novel explores the ramifications of that decision.  Can she help Rick find the heart that his music once had?  Will Nikki be hurt or healed by the relationship with him?  The answers are found in my novel 'Song Bird'. 

      Readers of this blog may also find the pop rock song 'Masque' and interesting insight into Rick and Nikki's relationship issues.

      I currently have 8 songs on CD Baby and iTunes. You can help me raise the money to produce the rest of my songs by buying one or more of my songs at the very small price of $1.69 per song. They are on sale at CD Baby and  iTunes. Online music streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer promote my music, but I only earn approximately one cent per one hundred streams. 

      Read more

    <view all>

    NEWS

    • Christine's music update

      11-Oct-2018

      Christine’s admin team are pleased to report ‘Life Song’ has continued to receive an increasingly strong response in its latest month of rotation on numerous radio stations targe..
    • Christine's music on Unearthed Triple J

      10-Oct-2018

      Help Christine cross over to commercial radio by following this link (https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/christine-m-knight), playing her songs, and giving them a star review. Yo..
    • 4 out of 4 stars review for 'Song Bird'

      16-Jul-2018

      Another 4 out of 4 stars for 'Song Bird'. Click here (https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?t=75821)for the review...

    <view all>