Hey there, Crystin here. If you’re here, that must mean you want to know a little more about me.
Wow. That’s actually kind of cool. I’ll try to make it as interesting as possible!
Let’s see. First and foremost, I’m an author. *blushes* I’ve always wanted to say that. But seriously, my first book was released March 2, 2014. UnBlessed can be found in a number of places, mostly online. Amazon and Barnes and Noble both have links, or you could visit my personal estore if you want to be super supportive! The second book in my series, Fire Blessed, came out May 2015. Again, you can find copies on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and various other locations. There are easy-to-click links in my Books by Crystin page if you want to give them a look. I’m currently working on the third title, Ice Blessed, to be released May 2016.
(I’d like to take a moment to say that I’m flabbergasted that I’ve managed to produce a book a year … I’m not normally this dedicated. Just goes to show what living your dream can do for you!)
Now, when I’m not writing, I’m probably reading. In fact, my love of reading is what triggered my desire to write – years and years ago. I’m a bit of a procrastinator, which is why it’s taken me so long to actually put pen to paper. Or finger to keyboard, in my case.
I have a lot of favorite authors, books, and series – which I’ll include below – but I wanted to mention my inspiration, idol, and hero first: Anne McCaffrey. Her diversity blew me away when I was in high school. After reading her Pern series and then diving into the totally different yet just as wonderful Tower and the Hive series, I remember thinking, “Wow. One person thought up these two rich, complex worlds. I want to be able to do that with just one.” Many years later, Myrillia was born.
As for some of my other favorites, they include: the Hollows series by Kim Harrison, the October Daye series by Seanan McGuire, the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, the Anita Blake series by Laurel K. Hamilton, R.A. Salvatore’s Drizzt series, the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, and Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance series. Yes, I’m a Harry Potter fan, and I’m not ashamed to say I like Twilight. Well. Maybe a little ashamed.
Another fun fact? I’m a HUGE World of Warcraft fan, and an avid player. Note I said avid, not accomplished. No, I’m not a raider. No, I don’t PvP. I don’t top DPS charts (well, I do occasionally – I’m not a bad player). I tend to lean towards collecting … everything. I have one of each class over level 20 (and that’s without refer-a-friend bonuses), and over five max level characters (pre-Warlords of Draenor). If you’re a WoW player too, feel free to look me up: you can usually find me on Kieve – Lightbringer, Jahline – Lightbringer, or Teruaki – Earthen Ring.
Oh, my final note? I’m amateur artist, mostly with animation style drawings. Especially anime style. (Yes, I like anime, too. You couldn’t guess that from the reading and gaming clues?)