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 only man who could ever have put up with me for this long (love you, honey!), 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 (so, the 90s). At eighteen I joined the Navy as an electronics tech in the nuclear field, where I met my husband, and life has been a whirlwind ever since. In 2012, I had a dream that I honestly believe was my calling to pursue writing as a real career. I toyed with the idea for a while, but in 2015, I began the journey toward making it a reality.

Who I am today

At home out in the open Texas countryside, 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 and cover designer. In spring I’m a baseball mom, in winter I’m a crochet machine, and all the other times I’m a houseplant.

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!

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.