Christina St. Clair, born and raised in England, has been a shop girl in London, an au-pair in Paris, a chemist in Pittsburgh, and a pastor/spiritual director in Kentucky. She has degrees in philosophy, women’s studies, pastoral ministry, and spiritual direction. She is also a practitioner of Reiki distant-healing, a spirituality rooted in Tendai Buddhism and Shintoism. 

She moved to Eastern Kentucky to write full-time. She attended workshops and conferences, went on writers’ retreats, and most importantly she wrote and wrote. Her first short story was published in the collection, Appalachian Love Stories, by the Jesse Stuart Foundation in Ashland, Kentucky (2001). It gave her the hope and the energy to persist.

 

Publications: 2009 -2021

  • A light from Heaven, essay in Woman's World, November 15, 2021.

  • Naomi and Ruth: Loyalty Among Women, novel independently published, April 23, 2021

  • First Kentucky Christmas, essay in True Christmas Stories, Jesse Stuart Foundation, 2019.

  • Mattresses, prose in Voices on Unity. Scott Depot, WV: Mountain State Press, 2017.

  • Earth Mother essay in Nevertheless We Persisted. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Blunderwoman Productions, 2017

  • Stonewise Dreamer. Novel. Ontario, Canada: Double Dragon Publishing, 2016.

  • Ten Yen Tokyo, Novel. Salem, Oregon: Rogue Phoenix Press, 2016.

  • Ten Yen, Novel Salem, Oregon: Rogue Phoenix Press, 2014.

  • Ten Yen True. Novel. Salem, Oregon: Rogue Phoenix Press, 2013.

  • Blue Caravan. Novel. Ontario, Canada: Double Dragon Publishing, 2013.

  • Teatime, Essay in Now and Then. East Tennessee State University: Global Appalachia, Vol. 28. No. 2, 2013.

  • Ice Cream, prose in Love and Darker Passions. Ontario, Canada: Double Dragon Publishing, 2013.

  • Unexpected Journey. Novel. Salem, Oregon: Rogue Phoenix Press. 2011

  • Emily's Shadow. Novel. Ontario, Canada: Double Dragon Publishing. 2011.

  • Between Two Worlds: A Biography of Pearl S. Buck. China: Shanghai Foreign Language Press. 2009.