Hi. I’m Crystal Ellefsen. 👋

I am an entrepreneur, problem solver, poet, and fiction writer.

My personal creative projects often center around forgiveness and grief while my client-based work has focused on the unique needs of established authors to grow and leverage their digital platform.

My primary business since 2014 has been Consulting for Authors, a boutique digital agency focused on helping traditionally published authors launch books.

I also created You Are Not Alone Box which offers curated gift boxes to send to someone who is grieving.

I am currently working on a novel, a poetry manuscript, deciding how to pivot my business to add more training for authors at earlier stages of their career, and potty training my youngest child.

I grew up in Austin, Texas and migrated to California to attend the University of California, Santa Barbara. While there I won the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Prize in Poetry and was a finalist for the University of California Poet Laureate. In 2012, I graduated from San Diego State University with an MFA in Creative Writing.



Selected Published Poems:

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Compulsively creative.

Efficient problem solver.

Always learning.