Crystal is the author of seven published picture books for children, one poetry journal, several early reader chapter books and several non-fiction titles for adults. She has worked as a publisher, editor, book designer, publishing consultant and creative writing mentor on more than 50 book projects.
As the Publisher of Gumboot Books (2006-2011) a Vancouver publisher that specialized in books for children and youth, she helped dozens of projects come to life and worked with over seventy-five different authors and illustrators.
Crystal spent several years as a creative writing mentor with the Creative Writing for Children society, working with kids and teens from around the world to write and produce their own books, which were then published through CWC. She is also a past president of CWILL-BC (Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC) and a current member of the Canada West Chapter of SCBWI – the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
As an experienced workshop facilitator and a Masters degree in Health Psychology, Crystal has taught groups ranging in age from pre-school students to adults on topics including: writing, web-marketing, publishing, wellness, goal setting, leadership and the business of making books.
With a passion for technology, she has taken her love of stories and education online, and is now creating iPhone/iPad apps and building websites and online courses through her company – CCS-Crystal Clear Solutions. Crystal loves helping other people conquer their fears of technology, and discovering all the opportunities available to them!
Looking for coaching through your own creative project? Or project management services for your publishing or online educational project? Use the contact form to get in touch for a free half hour consultation to see how Crystal can help you achieve your goals.