My name is Cristina Istrati and I’m an award-winning author, published novelist, storyteller, novel writing mentor, and Heart-Centered Copywriter. I’m based in Bucharest (Romania).
I write historical romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction, and I’m based in Bucharest (Romania).
I wrote my first book ( a romance novel called Seductive Ambiguity) at 21 years old, when, having dreamed of myself writing books one summer night, I grabbed a few sheets of paper the next day and started writing.
The result of my 6-month labor was my first novel – Seductive Ambiguity.
I published it in March 2009, and I can honestly say, this was the most beautiful day of my life. To my own joy, the novel was well received and 2 years later, in January 2011, I was handed the Mihai Eminescu International Literature Award.
I’ve been invited to various Romanian tv shows such as TVR Cultural and B1 Tv where I spoke about the writing craft and my book.
Having done that, it was now time for a new literary adventure for me, so I started working on Noble Tempation, my second historical romance novel, set in 19th Century Austria.
The novel has in total 930 pages, and has been divided into 3 volumes. I published the 1st one in June 2019, with volumes 2 and 3 to be published in the spring of 2023.
Now I’m working on my third historical romance novel set in Romania, in 1910, in the village where I was born and grew up.
In my path and career as a writer, I also wrote many children’s stories (well over 80 so far).
At a personal level, I love simple things that bring me joy, satisfaction, and bliss. I love life, I love to write, and I love books, animals, and nature.
I love stories, people and I love to travel – this is my top priority because it nourishes me and lights me up completely, and this is how my inspiration comes to me.
I love to be here and contribute in the way that is most meaningful for me. My vision as a writer is to help uplift the human consciousness through my writings, books, and stories.
Writing in itself is my biggest joy but there is also another deeper reason why I write and it`s linked to my desire to help and impact millions of people through my novels, creating stories that make people feel empowered, motivated, uplifted, inspired, healed, evolved, entertained; stories that inspire people naturally to remember the magic they carry within.
What do I love most about writing?
I love it because it`s my God-given mission in this world. Also, because it gives me the opportunity to see who I really am, what I’m made of.
Secondly, I love it because through it I can connect with people.
A small secret from a writer’s universe:
I love to write because through the stories that I am creating I can reach people’s hearts.
This is where the real diamond is.
I find my inspiration in nature and the wonderful words that it whispers: love, harmony, diversity, creativity, magic.
Writing is my biggest passion in life and if there’s one I’m certain of is that for all the days that I have here on this planet my life is forever linked to writing. Thank you, God, for everything.