Crystal D. Budy was born and raised in northeast Ohio, an hour outside of Cleveland. She’s been writing since she could pick up a pen, and in the case of the North Coast Mystery series, has been writing some of the characters since she was twelve. While she lives in a small town in northeast Ashtabula county, she is a frequent visitor of the beautiful city of Cleveland. She’s an Institute of Children’s Literature graduate (2004), a Kent State University graduate with a B.A. in Psychology (2015), and a Southern New Hampshire University graduate student. She lives with her husband Dustin and in her spare time she likes to read, listen to music, and take pictures.