About Me

Buongiorno! My name (if you haven’t figured it out yet) is Crystal. I have been married for over a decade to the most amazing man I’ve ever met, and we have three kids who have taught me the value of such virtues as temperance, charity, diligence, patience, and kindness. Not that I’m particularly great at any of them, but they’re there.

 

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Getting here

I was raised in Orlando, Florida, in a time when children played outside until the streetlights came on, when we could safely walk down to Seven-Eleven for a Slurpee at any time of day, and when butterfly hair clips were all the rage. At eighteen I joined the Navy and became a Nuclear Electronics Technician, where I met my husband (NNPTC, Goose Creek, SC), and life has been a whirlwind ever since. One lone-star state, two honorable discharges, and three lovable children later, here we are.

Who I am today

These days, my husband and I run a sheep ranch and a busy household. I’ve spent the past few years writing short stories and building up a self-employed business as a freelance editor.

What I’m involved with

I proudly admin for a writers group on Facebook called Authors’ Tale. We offer a home for all writers—poets, novelists, screenwriters, lyricists, hobbyists, etc.—and the atmosphere is friendly, helpful, and fun. If you enjoy writing, be sure to join us!

Another writing community I’ve joined up with is the Collaborative Writing Challenge. They offer writers a chance to help build a fully coherent novel, one chapter at a time. Be sure to check their website for chapter availability and short story contests.

Deviating slightly from the writing nook, I admin a fantasy lovers group on Facebook known as Imagine House’s Fantasy Forum. Imagine House itself is a fantasy publishing imprint I co-founded with my friend and fellow author Jae Dawn. The Fantasy Forum, however, is a home for anyone and everyone who loves all things fantasy. Movies, books, games, shows . . . all are welcome here! Come join us and gush over your favorite fandoms!

More about me

If you’d like to learn more about my personality and hobbies, be sure to check out my biography page. On the business side of things, you can see my skills and experience on my résumé. You can also check out the sites and bloggers who have featured me in interviews.