Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have been writing since grammar school. In fifth grade, my class produced a one-act play that I had written.
As of 2017, I have authored or co-authored twelve published books, but because four of them were for a Japanese educational publisher, they will never be seen in my U.S.A. homeland.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Co-authored by Mary Sheldon, my latest book, “The LGBTQ Meditation Journal,” was published by MLR Press, this month, October 2017. It is the fourth volume in Mary and my Meditation Journal series. As a lifelong meditator, and a former teacher of meditation classes, I suggested to Mary that we spotlight the special needs of the LGBTQ Community for our fourth meditation book.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write consistently, eight hours a day, five days a week, forty-nine or fifty weeks per year, most commonly not starting my workday later than seven in the morning, but sometimes, beginning at five-thirty in the morning. My kind of consistency and writing discipline is unusual in my profession.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Mary Baker Eddy, Jane Roberts, and Norman Vincent Peale, among other authors. I love metaphysics and the aforementioned authors have blown my mind with books including, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” “Seth Speaks,” and “The Power of Positive Thinking.”
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on “The Coming of Beth,” the second novel in my Minnow Saint James Metaphysical Adventures series. This novel is a tale of past lives, disembodied book authors, ghosts and poltergeists.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Generating reviews from print and Internet publications aimed at Book Lovers works best for me. But my national hardcover best-seller, “Re-Creating Your Self,” also gave me a fan base.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I recommend writing only to those who love it passionately and also have a good amount of self-discipline. Otherwise, you will likely be similar to so many people I know who talk year after year about the wonderful book they are going to write while actually producing nothing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
In this life, you can have anything you want. You just can’t control the price.
What are you reading now?
“The Nature of Personal Reality” by Jane Roberts.With one book
What’s next for you as a writer?
With one book just published and a novel in the works for Early 2018 publication, I am not sure. It could be a third Minnow Saint James Metaphysical Adventure, or it may be a nonfiction work.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
“Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures,” “Seth Speaks,” and “Re-Creating Your Self.”
Author Websites and Profiles
Christopher Stone Website
Christopher Stone’s Social Media Links