Kristina Kaine has worked with people all her life: during her early career in medical sales and staff recruitment, and since 1987 in her own business which matches people in business partnerships. Through this rich interaction with people, Kristina has observed the struggle for self identity from many angles. She was awakened to the ideas of Rudolf Steiner by Rev Mario Schoenmaker, attending all of Schoenmaker’s lectures for 14 years. After Schoenmaker’s death in 1997, Kristina realised the need to explain the knowledge of the threefold human being in simple terms that could be applied easily in daily life. She has set this out in her book, ‘I Connecting : the Soul’s Quest’, which was published in 2007 by Robert Sardello through Goldenstone Press. It is not unusual for Kristina to receive comments about her book like this: “It seems like a very lucid treatment, like looking through a clear glass window through which one can discover and recognize the landscape of the soul.”
Since 2003 Kristina has written weekly reflections which apply this knowledge of the threefold human being to Bible texts. This is not done in the context of any particular religious beliefs but from a broader perspective that all religions could apply. These reflections are distributed by email and are read worldwide. They are now available as Kindle books.
What inspires you to write?
I believe that I have unraveled some secrets about human consciousness. I write about these ideas so that others can experience them to. I am inspired by the feedback I get, for example, “I like your Meditations- they are simple, clear, but take you as deep as you need to know.”
I know that many hundreds of people wait expectantly all over the world to read my weekly reflections. This is truly inspiring.
Tell us about your writing process.
I commit to write for 2 hours 2 days a week, at the same time. I make this special space and I look forward to stepping into it each week. Sometimes I think of it as a place waiting for me to join it.
What advice would you give other writers?
I gave some advice this week to a friend who want to write an ebook for her Face Book page. I sat with her and asked her for the chapter names. I wrote these down. As we were talking she kept thinking of ideas that could go into each chapter. This is a great way to organise your knowledge. It could also work for Fiction.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
A Face Book friend showed me how I could publish my work as Kindle books. I have been writing for 10 years and so it has been quite easy to format these books for Kindle. I have published 9 ebooks in two and half months.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Self publishing is the way to go. Kindle and Create Space offer you everything that you need. If your book goes viral you can always switch to a publisher.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
Personal Development, Bible Metaphysics, Spirituality.
What formats are your books in?