Oxford Who’s Who has inducted Christina Steiner into the highest Professional Distinction “Top Tier of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Recognition” due to her outstanding contributions and achievements as a writer and professional children’s book author. Ms. Steiner a stellar published writer of illustrated children's books, short stories, and poems, is also highly skilled in copy writing, journalism, editing and proofreading. Christina Steiner spends time researching a specific topic at length in order to find a new angle to a story or article. Many of her hours involve reading copious amounts of books of all genre. Throughout her career, Ms. Steiner has been self-motivated, results oriented and driven to succeed. Christina Steiner is one of the few special honorees inducted into the highest professional distinction based on her accomplishments, academic achievements, years of service, and the credentials she has provided.
Ms. Steiner was born and raised at the foot of those two mountain peaks called the big and little Mythen. Her home town Schwyz is nestled in a bowl in central Switzerland surrounded by mountains and lakes. Every morning, weather permitting, she experienced the beauty of the peaks, through four seasons with long days in summer and very short ones in winter. As the youngest of five children, she quickly learned what was acceptable to her parents and the inhabitants of the small town. Usually any misdeeds were known to her parents before she arrived home. She grew up before the computer age. Smart phones and tablets were only in the mind of Sci-Fi writers. Even TV’s were not to be found in many households. But the kindness of neighbors who gathered the children in their home for a viewing of Lassie or Fury was a treat in her young days. The local parish offered a library filled with books. For many years, she was the first one to be handed over a new book, with the librarian’s comment to give a report on the value of the book. If Ms. Steiner wasn’t going to school or playing with the neighborhood children throughout her town, she was at home devouring the latest book fresh from the press. She loved to read about other cultures, other countries but her favorites were fairy tales and local folklore. Switzerland at large and Schwyz in specific was rich in history and stories. Though she kept diaries, to be a writer was a far off dream. As a young adult, travel lust and wanting firsthand experience of the different cultures that she read about, brought her to Israel and ultimately to America. Ms. Steiner then settled in California, married and had two children. It was a busy turbulent time and when after 25 years her marriage failed she seriously began to write. The results were short stories, essays and poems, some of them featured in anthologies and recognized in writing competitions. The more she wrote, the more she was fascinated by creating characters and having the power to shape their lives. Ms. Steiner explores her surrounding and cherishes what nature has to offer. It was an adventure to Joshua Tree National Park that enticed her to write the illustrated children book The Sad Tree and Pronuba. Living close to a local park in Ventura which is a winter destination for western Monarch butterflies, offered inspiration for her latest book, The Fantastic Travels of William and the Monarch Butterfly. With several award-winning published works in her portfolio, Christina Steiner has made a place for herself within the world of children’s books. Since 2008, three of her books have won four different awards and honorable mentions. “I love nature overall,” said Ms. Steiner. “ Often, I’m intrigued with simple things, like a flower or a tree, or a hike through untainted wilderness. Even close to metropolitan areas, one can find treasures of natural beauty.” After studying Architecture at Fachschule Goldau Switzerland as a young adult, Ms. Steiner returned to school in 2010 and completed an Associate’s degree in Social and Behavioral Science from Moorpark College, where she graduated with Phi Theta Kappa honors. She is currently a member of the Professional Writers’ Alliance and the Conejo Valley Writers’ Club.