Crystal Cierlak Parker

Hi, I’m Crystal

I am an American writer living in California with my husband, two dogs and two cats. Plus a compost bin and a few plants we’ve managed not to kill. I [published my first story (Zoe Thanatos) in September 2012 after what I can only describe was like being stuck in a pocket of inspiration smack dab in the middle of studying for my Master’s degree. Once I realized self-publishing was an option, I never looked back. Later 2012 I reformatted a trilogy of stories I originally wrote and published online as fan fiction in the late 90’s / early 00’s – AKA the golden years of the Internet, before social media) – and The Romance of Nick and Layla was brought to life on a whole new platform.

In the years since I’ve published an all new original series, The Bidden Series, which now boasts a dozen books and counting, Awakening Rielle, and many others. I even ventured out into a new genre of romance under the pseudonym Lauren Bolt.