Crystal Raen was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. She left there briefly and lived at Myrtle Beach, SC for three years. She has always had a place in her heart for fantasy novels and began her first one 2005. The book morphed and changed over the next few years, was lost at one point during several moves, and ended up as Child of Galina, Crystal Raen's first self published fantasy novel. Crystal also writes short stories and poetry all of which can be found on Amazon. Crystal lives with her nerdtastic husband, Richie, their daughter Bug and their adorable cats Suki and Akira in a happy little home where she hopes she can lay down permanent roots.