writer. reader. eater

Cristina Perachio is a 30 year old writer from Philadelphia living in Charlottesville, VA. She is currently working on a short story collection and her first novel with agent Samantha Shea of Georges Borchardt, Inc.

Cristina Perachio was born in Philadelphia, where she lived for her first 30 years before moving to Charlottesville, Virginia in 2016 with her husband.


She is currently in the process of editing her story collection HOW WE ALL ARE and writing her first novel with agent Samantha Shea of Georges Borchardt, Inc.


Cristina was selected as a finalist in Narrative magazine’s 30 Below Contest for emerging writers under 30 years old for her story “Nightstands” ( 2014.) Her story, “Seneca Lake, Ohio,” was featured as Narrative’s Story of the Week (Sept 2013.)


She has had the good fortune of working with her mentor, author Rick Bass on his monstrous nonfiction book, EATING MY HEROES (coming in 2017 from Little, Brown) which you can read more about on her blog, Thank You Gravy


As former Contributing Food Writer for Philadelphia Weekly, she wrote restaurant reviews and a column called “You’re Quite the Dish” (which was once called a “steaming pile of dog vomit” in a letter to an editor.) Her work has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, BUST magazine, MAGNET magazine, Philadelphia City Paper and Philadelphia magazine.


Cristina earned a BA in Journalism from Temple University in 2009 and her MFA in Fiction at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Program in July of 2014. She is currently very happy to be working as the Director of Marketing & Communications for Media-Providence Friends School.

Thank you to Clare Gillen for many of the photographs displayed on this site.

Heartbreakingly beautiful, dimly lit, hope as thin in the air as fresh air itself, and time miraculously but not permanently frozen.

- Rick Bass on Seneca Lake, Ohio


Thank You Gravy