About C.S. Kinnaird

C.S. Kinnaird
C.S. Kinnaird

Thanks for stopping by my blog! For more, please see my in-progress website here. It also includes a more personal, fun bio with pictures.

C.S. (Chaitanya Shakti) Kinnaird is a California-bred writer, blogger, and freelancer. She has lived in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Badger, California. She is currently a happy resident of Florida. From childhood, Chaitanya had an active imagination that lent itself to writing elaborate stories. She wrote her first book at age 11. Since, she has written in the genres of mystery, young adult, literary, and historical fiction, as well as nonfiction and poetry. Her favorite genre continues to be that sword and sorcery-filled land of high fantasy fiction.

Born as a Hare Krishna (Gaudiya Vaishnava), Chaitanya has faced the challenges and joys of living in the West while adapting an Eastern culture and spirituality. This gives a certain flavor to her writing. International travel has also made her perspective unique. She “feels fortunate to have had a glimpse into so many different lives – of writers, teachers, outcasts, beggars, and saints, from all age groups and edges of the world.”

Her list of publications include:

  • News reports in the Oakland-based newspaper The Campani
  • Freelance articles on varying subjects
  • “Flying”, a flash fiction piece in the 2013 flash fiction anthology Flash In the Attic: 33 Very Short Stories, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords, under the name Kynehart

She is currently working on the second draft of a high fantasy novel. A literary novel, a poetry collection, and many short stories and winking ideas jostle for the next place in line.

Presence on other websites:

On Google+

On Tumblr

On Twitter

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2 thoughts on “About C.S. Kinnaird

  1. Haribol didi 🙂
    Without even reading your bio, I straight away recognised your bead bag and knew you were an aspiring devotee like myself. I too, am within the Gaudiya Vaisnava branch for more than 16 years now. I might have seen your face before on festivals – perhaps. First time I’m seeing a devotee here and it’s nice to see that.

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