Crystal Jones was born in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, the daughter of a Marine Corp veteran.
Her passion for writing began her freshman year of high school when she was assigned to write a 500 word short story for talking too much during Study Hall–which was thirteen pages long when she turned it in.
In 1971, her English Composition teacher passed on her personal dictionary and thesaurus to Crystal to encourage her writing, which Crystal still has in her possession today. Crystal also served as cartoonist for her high school newspaper.
After graduation, Crystal continued to college where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Education and certification to teach, followed by supplemental courses in business and accounting.
In 2004, Crystal obtained a dual Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, and Training and Development. The primary focus of her career has been in Education where she taught high school and college courses, served as Vice-Principal, Corporate Education and Training Manager for a Fortune 500 company, and Academic Dean for post secondary career colleges.
Today, Crystal is enjoying retirement and resides in Austin, Arkansas, where she continues to write. Crystal’s writing career has been varied. She has developed training materials and professional development presentations for high school, colleges and Fortune 500 companies, and created church and corporate newsletters and content.
Her published works include poetry in the “American Poetry Annual 1996”, newspaper articles for the “Arkansas Democrat Gazette” and “Richland Mirror”, nonfiction articles for “Physician’s Magazine”, and fiction short stories for “Rachel’s Journal”. She has also won writing contests in various categories and published three novels.