Meet The Curators
Emily was born and raised in Lawrence, KS. Her family instilled in her a great love of books and fiction early on through systematically locking the television and always having a new book or story within reach. At age 11 she was gifted a battered copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by her grandmother, and since then fantasy and young adult fiction has been a favorite escape. Indeed, it became a primary focus during her studies at the University of Kansas, where she received a BA in English in 2010.
Emily still lives in Lawrence with her two children, who will one day also be gifted a battered copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
You can find out more about her here.
Christina Maki Linville
At four years old, Christina taught herself to read. By the time she went to kindergarten, she was devouring chapter books she swiped from her nine-year-old sister’s bookshelf like it was her job, and her love and appreciation for literature only grew from there. It was in a ninth grade English class that Christina was first introduced to the Harry Potter series through a classmate’s book report.
It didn’t take long for her to fall head-over-heels with the magical world woven into the books and films, so when the opportunity to start a subscription company presented itself, she invited her best friend and fellow bookworm/Potterhead, Emily, to help her build Accio! Subscriptions.
In her other life, Christina is an artist and osteologist working for a local fine curiosity shop in Kansas City’s beautiful and eclectic Crossroads Art District. She also works PRN as a surgical and emergency nurse for a local 24-hour veterinary hospital, and along with all of that she’s a mom to a smart, hilarious, and precocious little boy whose first bedtime story was Christina’s 15-year-old copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
You can read more about her here.
Christina can be reached by email at christina[at]acciobox[dot]com.