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 her trademarks.
Like her popular characters Rose and Marek, Kristiana has faced some scary things in her life; not ghosts and monsters but a severe health condition that almost killed her—along with her dreams of becoming an author. But like her characters, she is facing her fears with faith, laughter, and bravery. She hopes her stories, both personal and fictional, inspire others to do the same.
Kristiana writes books to make you brave. Her passion is diversity and encouraging others to embrace their uniqueness no matter how scary it seems. She loves Jesus, laughing too hard at her own jokes, and imaginary life with her characters.
From Trial to Triumph:
Middle school. A severe health problem. Dreams of being an author. And now, a gold medal. What brought Kristiana to where she is today—and how is she using her 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
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 her 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 her writing career, not realizing the symptoms that would often keep her homebound would also bind her to a writing desk. Days on the couch would become days in her imagination. And a diet of tube-fed nutrition would whet her mind’s appetite for so much more.
Read Kristiana's GP Article:
How to Use Your Talents to Support Gastroparesis Awareness - The Mighty