About C.S. Kinnaird

Chaitanya-Shakti Kinnaird

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m a Florida-based writer who has worked in journalism and is writing too many novels at once. I love the fantasy genre and also enjoy reading YA, historical fiction, steampunk and genre-defying novels. Books with strong female characters especially grab my attention!

When I was 11 years old, I wrote my first novel-length story. It was a pretty terrible fanfiction of the Dragonball Z anime, with my own original characters inserted. Since then, I’ve written lots of short stories, poems, and 2 completed novels that are on hiatus right now. I like to think they are better than that first story… 

My current project is a YA historical novel, set during the American Civil War.

Some of my favorite books are The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce, all of Lisa See’s books, and any of Emily Dickinson’s poetry. I’m not hugely into sci-fi honestly, but I love Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game and just discovered Mary Robinette Kowalski’s The Calculating Stars and its sequel.

My list of publications include:

  • News reports in the Oakland-based newspaper The Campani
  • Freelance articles on varying subjects, online
  • “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 C.S. Kynehart.

Find me on social media:

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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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