Christina Garofalo is an L.A.-based TV writer and journalist. She’s covered travel, food, and culture for more than a dozen publications, including Afar, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, Paste, Resident, Robb Report, and ShermansTravel. Previously, she’s served as an editor for ShermansTravel, Robb Report, and Gilt.com. Christina is also the voice of Fred Says on social media.
What was your favorite book when you were a child?
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
What’s your favorite line from a book?
“We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.”—Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
Elena Ferrante, Nicole Krauss, Haruki Murakami
Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
To change the way people see each other and the world. To inspire and connect. To show people that, deep down, we are all the same.
Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
Keep a journal. Try to write in it every day.