Chianti picChristine Chianti is the pen name used by Robin DeMarco for her works of fiction.  Robin was born and raised in Western New York, and continues to make her home there.

After high school, she studied physics and earth science at SUNY College at Brockport, as well as earning her NYS Teaching Certificates.  Her graduate work was done at the University of Buffalo, where she received a Masters in Science Education.

She spent 19 years teaching high school science, ranging from physics to forensics, in the Western New York area.

Always a voracious reader, she began experimenting with her writing by penning several short stories while in high school.  She dabbled at her writing until 2008, when she decided to commit to writing a full length novel.

Enjoying the experience so much, she decided to pursue her writing full time in 2010, and left her teaching position.

Robin is a member of the Write Touch Writers Group, Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, and Mystery Writers of America (pending).  She is an avid aviation enthusiast, and spends her free time building her own plane.