Chariss K. Walker's Author Page


My Nonfiction Books:                                                                                                                      
Make a Joyful Noise: Searching for a
Spiritual Path in a Material World

Make a Joyful Noise Study Guide

Chakra Basics:
Fundamentals of Spiritual Growth

The Spiritual Gifts: Understanding for the Great Shift and Beyond 





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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Crescent City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 1)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Journey         The Retreat



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ~~Welcome to my Author Page~~

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chariss K Walker, B. Msc., M. Div., writes both nonfiction and fiction. Her nonfiction books share deep insights from the many years of study she has dedicated to understanding the human condition and metaphysical nature of life. Her novels are more apt to appeal to those who enjoy descriptive narration because the characters in her books are more seasoned from life experiences. Chariss uses a writing style that gives a more in-depth view of the character's thoughts behind the actions they take. When you read her books, you get a slice of life or the reality and day-to-day where you can almost feel the ambiance of a scene or taste the menu. In dancing terminology, her novels might be compared to a formal waltz rather than tango. Her thriller series is filled with action, suspense, and adventure as you read about car chases, abduction attempts, and the death of friends, but they also reveal a deeper look into the thoughts and feelings behind the actions each character takes. You will find examples of the character's honest self-reflection about life, love, and the fears and challenges that drive each of us. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chariss has said that each step she has taken in life has led to this very moment. She encourages others to understand that each experience, whether considered a blessing or a mistake, was the right choice to make at that time. She says that "it is in the reconciliation and acceptance of the choices we have made that turn those experiences from fear to love." Chariss has many life lessons to share with others through her writings. Her nonfiction books share these experiences. Recent nonfiction books include  -- Love & Sex: A Personal Journey (co-authored with David A Britner, 2012). The Spiritual Gifts: Understanding for the Great Shift and Beyond (2012). Chakra Basics:Fundamentals of Spiritual Growth and Make a Joyful Noise Study Guide, (2011). Her first book, Make a Joyful Noise: Searching for a Spiritual Path in a Material World (2008) was named "Most Inspirational/Motivational Book of the Year" in the 2009 Mom's Choice Awards. Make a Joyful Noise, published April 30, 2008 and now sold worldwide has won six awards.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chariss has studied religion and metaphysics extensively for many years through seminars, e-courses, home-study courses, self-help books, and earning educational degrees (Bachelors of Metaphysical Sciences and Masters of Divinity). She has been known to read two and three books at one time in a quest to understand and share with others what she has learned. Her real qualifications are what matters more: life experiences, true insight, and helping others. Chariss completed the highest degree attainable as Reiki Master/Teacher in 2001. She now uses her nonfiction writings to teach the metaphysical and esoteric concepts she has studied for over thirty years to assist those wanting more from life. In 2005, she was blessed with the challenge of adopting and rearing her five-year old granddaughter and once again began the involvement process of extracurricular activities, homework, and bedtime rituals. Chariss feels that her life is truly enriched from the experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Why I write:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I've been reading and writing as long as I can remember and from a very early age. I always knew I would be a published author, but the dream wasn't realized until 2008. Even then, I was told by traditional publishers that the theme of my first book, Make a Joyful Noise, couldn't be done and that it was too controversial and diversified. They were wrong, but I will leave it at that. To me, writing is very fulfilling ~~ to watch a blank page turn into ten completed pages, then seventy, and finally a book is more than rewarding. It's a process that takes up most of my time. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In my fiction books there are characters with superhuman/supernatural abilities and gifts, but all of the knowledge about these aspects comes from my own study of all things that fit into the "metaphysical" category--things that can't be explained by science. There really are "auras" and some people can see them. People do dream "dreams" that come true. Child-eyes is a state of being and it is very real. Although my nonfiction books discuss such thing, my fiction books are also filled with insight into those areas. Some of my characters listen to their inner voice, some see visions, some are given messages, and some have experienced spiritual transformation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I write every day from early morning until late afternoon. I write about things I know and sometimes I write about things I dream or that are revealed through meditation. Kaleidoscope (The Vision Chronicles, Book 1) began with a dream. I dreamed that I was viewing an actual 'scene' through a kaleidoscope rather than the pretty colored glass. That one dream evolved into an eight book series--The Vision Chronicles. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I draw on many experiences from my own past and stories I'd heard growing up in the Mississippi Delta, an area that stretches from Memphis to Vicksburg. The metaphysical books I write come from the knowledge I have gathered over many years of study and research. I wanted to understand, but more than that, I had to understand. Knowing the human condition, I knew that you wanted to understand also. Hence, the teaching books I've written, but I couldn't stop there--I had to incorporate that knowledge into everything I write. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio/Shakespeare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Retreat and The Journey are based on some truth from experiences garnered over the years from either friends, family, or my own and, coupled with a vivid imagination, both of these contemporary books make for an entertaining read. I guess it's safe to say that there is some part of 'my past' and 'imagination' in everything I write. I am currently working on a new series, An Alec Winter Series. It's filled with suspense, mystery, and paranormal happenings as an angel takes vengeance on the perpetrators of evil. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    More About Me:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I live in Amarillo, Texas with my family and it's a good fit for us. I've traveled a great deal, but I naturally have more places I'd like to go. I'm always striving to grow and become a better person, but I'm totally happy with the 'me' I have become. I'm opened minded whether it has to do with politics or religion. I believe there is a place for all of us even though it may not be sitting at the same table. I believe you have a right to your table just as I have a right to mine. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I realized after several reviews of my fiction works that my audience isn't the young, impatient reader who wants zipper-rippers and instant gratification/satisfaction or zombies and vampires. My audience is those who want to invest time to savor a good adventure and thriller, they desire to read a book that leads them on a journey of suspense and action with perhaps a mystical flair, and they are looking for characters to whom they can relate.

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