Christy Wopat’s award-winning memoir, Almost a Mother: Love, Loss, and Finding Your People When Your Baby Dies, was published by Orange Hat Publishing in 2018. Christy has always relied on writing as a way to cope. Recently she decided to use that strength as a way to help others, so they don’t have to feel alone, especially in grief. Always Ours, an illustrated picture book about remembering our loved ones, was released in May of 2020 by Orange Hat. Her forthcoming book, After All: Pregnancy After Your Baby Dies, will be released in June of 2022.
Her personal essays have been featured in Still Standing Magazine, The Educator’s Room, and MadCityMom, among others. Writing for children is her ultimate goal and she cannot wait for her books to be in the hands of young readers.
Christy also chairs the Events Committee for the Wisconsin Writers Association and is an active member of SCBWI. A 4th-grade teacher, she lives with her husband and kids in Holmen, Wisconsin. You can find her on Facebook at Um, You Guys? where she’ll make you both laugh and cry.