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Crystal Cierlak Parker

Hi, hello, and thank you for being here! My name is Crystal (pronouns: she/her) and if this was 1998 and Tripod, I would describe this page as my little corner of the internet; my digital home… or something like that. (Pretty sure my very first username on Tripod was something like “sweetsugar98”). I am a writer/author (which do you personally use? vote down below) and mother and wife and novice gardener and collector of books for my personal home library. For years this site was dedicated to my writing and the books I published and it was far too easy to allow myself to fall out of a routine because I hit a roadblock with content. So rather than limiting myself to just talking about my writing, I figure I can use this site to expand into all the other hobbies and adventures in motherhood and gardening. In the interest of not inserting myself into certain conversations, I will leave the majority of my political commentary on Twitter. 

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The Jacqueline

Facebook Twitter Instagram WELCOME TO the Jacqueline A place to experience and enjoy the life BOOK NOW Amenities Air conditioning...

Take Me Here

The Bidden Series

The Bidden Series Like most college graduates, Natalie Harlow is swimming in debt. Her post-graduate job can barely afford her...

Take Me Here

Zoe Thanatos

Zoe Thanatos What if you decided to end your life, only to find out it wasn’t yours to begin with?What...

Take Me Here


It’s a haiku

The struggle to write / a dark and lingering cloud / then a pierce of light Words by me. Choice freely givenExcept

The day started around 4:40am when I woke up to pee and then returned to bed in a vain attempt to sleep

Has anyone else been struck with the realization that the act of returning to normal is, itself, rife with weirdness? For example…

Defining a Family

The whole concept of “family” has really been on my mind a lot today. Something I’ve been processing both at the forefront


Summer Housekeeping

Every time I think about logging in and updating with a post or even just a “hello”, I get all tongue-tied and

Books by Crystal

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