— To imagine is to create. To create is to see the beauty in chaos, to form an idea from reality, and to craft something tangible from thought. To bring life. As I imagine, so shall it be.

Author News

I’m pleased to announce my children’s book—available in paperback, ebook, and hardcover—will soon be an audiobook as well! It is currently in the hands of the producer, and she’ll be recording it over the next few weeks.

I’m pursuing the addition of my book to the Accelerated Reader program. If you are affiliated with a school and would be interested in recommending my book, please fill out the form here on the Renaissance website. I’ll provide all the information you’ll need below!

Quiz Type: Reading Practice
Book Title: Mommy, What Is the Moon?
Author’s First Name: Crystal
Author’s Last Name: Burton
ISBN Number: 978-0-692-85026-8
Estimated Interest Level: Lower Grades (K-3)

Then just fill out your info at the bottom and you can leave publisher, series, and publication year blank. Thank you SO much!


I’m Crystal. Great to meet you! If you ever need a story, advice, or just a friend, you’ve come to the right place. Please help yourself to my website. Look around, read some stories, pick up a few tips, or check out my editing and formatting services. Naturally, I encourage you to take a look at my books and see if there are any you’re interested in. But most of all, I just want to say thank you for visiting. Support for an author means so much more than buying a book. The fact that you visited my site in itself is more support than I could ask for, and I appreciate it.

Should you find yourself scrolling through my blog, you may notice many of my short stories were inspired by writing prompts. If you enjoy prompts as much as I do, there is a wonderful writing group on Facebook called Authors’ Tale where each Wednesday they produce a writing prompt. I love these writing prompts, so I will be sharing with you any that I follow up with a story. This group is fantastic for support and advice and is by far one of my favorites. We accept writers, readers, and artists of all kinds.

For those who don’t already know, I am a fan of collaborative writing. I think amazing things can happen when two or more authors come together to tell a story. If you’re interested in trying it yourself, there’s a great program called the Collaborative Writing Challenge where authors take a shot at writing a chapter for a collaborative novel. I myself have chapters in three of their novels so far and I even acted as Story Coordinator for one! Anyone with an interest is welcome to sign up, regardless of age, no experience needed.

Aside from my writing, I offer my services as a freelance editor and formatter. Check out my Services page for more information.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy your time here.

Copyright © 2015-2017 Crystal MM Burton. All rights reserved. These stories/articles or any portions thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner without written permission from the author. Mentions and short quotes are allowed on the condition that proper credit is given and/or links provided back to this site.