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Photo of me by ©Melany Sarafis. The image was captured at Muleshoe NWR while we were watching a storm blow in across the Llano Estacado.


About the Blog

Forgotten Winds started to take bloom when I decided to get serious about my nonfiction writing and photography. Since then, it’s grown into a place where not only I can share my writing and photography, but book reviews and historical insights.

Here at Forgotten Winds, you’ll find a variety of topics from books, history, and my wildlife biology work and of course my photography, because some of my significant photographs have stories to tell.

Book Reviews: I’m passionate about books and love reading. Currently, I’m a review blogger for Lone Star Blog Tours.

History: I am an accidental historian and love history. I say accidental because I never intended to research or write about history, but I learned from some of the best true Texas historians on how to do right. Here I share historical moments that I come across during my travels. I love discovering the history that has a story to tell.

Nonprofit: One of my greatest passions is nonprofit work. I’ve created eight nonprofits in Texas that has ranged from animal rescues to feeding the hungry. If you have a nonprofit you’d like to start please contact me. Needing nonprofit guidance? Then I’m your girl. I have found through my nonprofit work that my heart will always want to help others achieve their own goals to serve their purpose. I’ve loved knowing that 1000s of dogs have been saved and people are getting much-needed meals to feed themselves and their families.

General: I share some bits and pieces about my personal life and experiences.

I want Forgotten Winds to be a place where I share what goes on in my world. As one friend commented to me – “not all people cannot get out and do what I do.” That made it real for me knowing that others appreciate my work. I hope you do too.


About Christena 


I’m Christena, the author of Forgotten Winds. I’m a nonprofit guru, nonfiction writer, a self-taught photographer, and biologist. I love having an outdoor office with my main work at 3 Rivers Foundation. I’m passionate about making sure truths are shared about everything, but mainly on wildlife and history.

My home is in Texas and my heart always wants to travel. I currently share a life with Azrael, a rescued Czech Shepherd who is protective, spoiled and always has my back.

I love indie and Goth music. Hiking is my main love and clears my head and challenges my body. My long-term dream is to one-day visit Africa to see wild elephants before they are gone.

I’d love for you to join my community on social media. You can follow along on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.  Again, I am glad you’re here!



Photographs – © Christena Stephens Photography, unless otherwise noted.

© Christena Stephens, 2014 – 2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided full and clear credit is given to Christena Stephens with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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