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About the Author

Kristiana Sfirlea is the award-winning author of The Stormwatch Diaries, a spooky fantasy series for kids and teens. Cute, quirky, and creepy are their trademarks.

Like their popular characters Rose and Marek, Kristiana has faced some scary things in their life; not ghosts and monsters but a severe health condition that almost killed them—along with their dreams of becoming an author. But like their characters, they are facing their fears with faith, laughter, and bravery. They hope their stories, both personal and fictional, inspire others to do the same.

Kristiana writes books to make you brave. Their passion is diversity and encouraging others to embrace their uniqueness no matter how scary it seems. They love Jesus, laughing too hard at their own jokes, and imaginary life with their characters.

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From Trial to Triumph:

Kristiana's Story

Middle school. A severe health problem. Dreams of being an author. And now, a gold medal. What brought Kristiana to where they are today—and how are they using their story to inspire others?

 

Watch Kristiana's sensational news feature with five-time Emmy award-winning news anchor Glenda Lewis of Detroit's Channel 7 Action News!

The Curse of the

Paralyzed Stomach

Kristiana has a rare and serious condition called gastroparesis, AKA The Curse of the Paralyzed Stomach, a unique—and uniquely challenging—digestive disease. The muscles of their stomach do not function, making it nearly impossible to digest food and causing a multitude of life-altering and life-threatening symptoms.

 

Legend has it that a great evil cursed Kristiana at birth in order to prevent their writing career, not realizing the symptoms that would often keep them homebound would also bind them to a writing desk. Days on the couch would become days in their imagination. And a diet of tube-fed nutrition would whet their mind’s appetite for so much more.

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Read Kristiana's GP Article:

  • How to Use Your Talents to Support Gastroparesis Awareness - The Mighty

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