Wonderlanded is available on Amazon! 

If you have any questions about living in China, feel free to email me to Wonderlanded@kristinakinder.com - leave me a comment or connect with me on twitter @KristinaKinder_

Wonderlanded (illustrated)

An architect moves to south China's Yunnan province to find work, love and inspiration and to realise her dream of becoming an artist.

She captures human feelings and life’s struggles through her unique personal experiences which she portrays through the language of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s adventures in Wonderland”.

It is an inside view of Chinese customs, work politics, people and the local expat community.


The book is a journey of failing and learning, beautifully illustrated with the writers paintings created over the time period the book encapsulates.


This is an excerpt of what one of my beta-readers emailed:

I absolutely love the Wonderland theme! I love how you capture a lot of humanity's feelings and struggles with your story and experiences and put them under a "Wonderland Experience" lens. It's very cool! And the names you chose are fun. Pichu being promoted to Pikachu was great!

Your artwork is INCREDIBLE and I would leave it where you have it. It's very beautiful and, in my opinion, should be enjoyed throughout the story, rather than all in the middle. 

I loved the inside view of China; the customs, work politics, people, etc. I LOVE the attention you brought to Dodo getting ahead simply because he's male (and a male foreigner)! (Lindsay)




“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.” 
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland






This is a book is based on the last five years I have lived and worked in China. 

It is based on my personal experiences. It changed me, the me of the past and the future.