As a newly published author: UNBOWED-A Novel, it is expected that I have my own website. When I put in for my own domain name: LESTINE.com, I was shocked to find it already taken, but not used. After all, Lestine is not a common name. To get it, I’d have to pay $6,700. Well, I didn’t bother tracking down the domain owner. Instead, I pondered other versions like: .net or .co. Somehow LESTINE.net just didn’t feel right, and although LESTINE.co did, I wondered if people would think the ‘m’ was missing, add it and land on the wrong domain.Then I imagined exactly what I wanted the site to be:
A Central Hub or link to my books and videos present and future.
A Blog: to share some of my own experiences and insights about the world.
A Resource of links to videos, books and the words of others: spiritual teachers, holistic healers, feminist activists, philosophers and quantum activists who share my views and inspire me to want to live one more century.
A Soap Box to purge concerns that are far beyond the mere pet peeve. Things that have rendered me speechless for decades are finding their way out into my books. Yet other issues and observances cannot be weaved so easily or nicely or considerately (of the reader). They just need to be expressed. Words without borders, with links to other people’s videos and books that are a battle cry.
I realize this concept was a big undertaking on my part, but I was up for the challenge. I also realized this central hub could be called “My Space”. But, of course that’s…uh… also taken. 🙂
A friend thought up LESTINE’S WORLD. So Welcome! Hope you return and tour here, often.