Hi. I’m Crystal Ellefsen. ๐Ÿ‘‹

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 focuses on the unique needs of authors to grow and leverage their digital platform to sell books.

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

My primary business from 2014-2022 was Consulting for Authors. I also created You Are Not Alone Box which offers curated gift boxes to send to someone who is grieving.

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.

When I’m not working, writing, or reading… I enjoy eating chocolate chip cookies (no nuts or raisins), dabbling in every creative medium possible, gardening, hiking, camping, and going to the beach with my family.

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If you’re at all curious about my future projects, business ventures, and most importantly if you want to know if I ever publish this novel I’m working on, please input your email address below.

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