Best-selling author and alum visits AU

Mon, 2007-02-26 08:13 -- univcomm
February 26, 2007

AU alum Christine Schaub, best-selling author of historical fiction and creator of the popular “Music of the Heart” series, will visit the Anderson University campus March 5 and 6 to speak in several classes and in chapel/convocation. Schaub’s books include Finding Anna (October 2005); that tells the story behind the classic hymn “It Is Well With My Soul,” as well as The Longing Season (July 2006) that shares the story behind “Amazing Grace.”

The public is invited to attend the Anderson University chapel/convocation at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, in Hartung Hall, room 104. The event is free.

The “Music of The Heart” series, including Finding Anna and The Longing Season are available through Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Books.

In 2003, Christine won the “On the Page” screenwriting contest at Screenwriting Expo 2 in Los Angeles. Her one-page story, written on-site in 24 hours for Jacqueline Bisset, was selected by the actress as the best Oscar Wilde-type comedy for her persona.

While working in freelance corporate communications, Christine completed three feature-length screenplays, including a drama/comedy, romantic comedy, and sci-fi action/drama; developed four biopic teleplays for the stories behind the hymns; and published an online column for the MethodX website (Upper Room Ministries).

Christine honed her writing skills after more than 15 years in corporate communications for healthcare, pharmaceutical, and entertainment companies. She has also been a featured conference speaker on working with at-risk youth and changed lives in the classrooms with her creative presentation style.

Christine's love for the arts and creativity has taken her from church platforms to civic and professional stages, performing classics and dramas from her own pen.

Christine graduated from Anderson University (Anderson, Indiana) with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. She has served on numerous boards and committees, usually as Communications Chair, and has received both regional and national awards in writing and design.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.