Cristina was born in Rome and migrated with her family to Australia as a young child. She spent a number of years living in Sydney before moving to the south coast of New South Wales as a teenager and Canberra as an adult. After celebrating 21 years in Australia's capital, the call of a more cosmopolitan city led her to a change of scenery.
Cristina has lived in Melbourne since late 2004 and believes it is one of the most inspiring cities in the world. She has long been fascinated by philosophical musings, and has been writing fiction in her spare time since she was a teenager. She writes speculative/fantasy fiction as she believes these genres offer the widest scope to explore many a "what if" question.
** Cristina is currently drafting 'The Peithosian Legacy'.
** Cristina's novel - 'The Peithosian Curse' - will be released in mid-2021.
** Cristina's novel - 'The Peithosian Gift' - was released 31 July 2018.
** Cristina is now publishing on Medium, and in the related epublication Poets Unlimited
** Cristina's short story collection - 'Dialecticoma Dreaming' - was released in late 2013
** Cristina's short story, 'Operation Ditching Rupert' shortlisted finalist for VAC/VCC short story award 2013.
** Cristina's other books include:
'The Penitentiary', and 'The Crusades',
which are parts in the
Panopticon fantasy series. A fourth book in the series, 'The Helotry' will be created in the next few years.
** Cristina also blogs about her writing experiences at:
** a short story and poetry zine 'Fat Penguin's Holiday' may be developed for this site in the next few years.
A species saved but at what cost? Child of the light, Gabriel, can no longer bear the annihilation – Gabriel's tears of despair increase as the Gods’ thirst for human blood escalates. He begins a grief-filled quest through time to save his beloved humans, but Gabriel's tears are not shed in vain. They transform into protective and powerful stones for the humans, striking fear into the hearts of the mighty Gods. The opening part of the Panopticon fantasy series is an exploration of religious, moral and political ethics throughout history, and across alternative worlds.
Since ancient times, two clans who possess the ability to control minds have violently disputed the right to use their gift. The present-day Morgans are outnumbered and persecuted by the Kanes for using their gift. The Kanes hunt and assassinate Morgans to prevent a mind-controlled world. While one clan seeks a ‘saviour’ that will restore the imbalance, the other fears the birth of a too-gifted child. Radha is born of a third, lost, clan with superior powers that she is scarcely able to control. When her existence is discovered, events force Radha on the run with both sides hunting her.
Cristina's books (paperback and ebooks) are available through online retailers such as Amazon, Nook, Barnes and Noble and the iBookstore.
- Cristina on Medium...
In the sequel to the Peithosian Gift, Radha's child - Una - delivers a calming salvation to the world but at a phenomenol price - the loss of free will for almost all - a planet enslaved. Some search for the truth - the source of these shackles - while others a way to undo the damage - relying on uneasy alliances between enemies of old. Be careful of what you seek.