Primary creative outlet is the writing of fictional novels, however, she has also penned many short stories, drabbles, and film scripts, most of which have been published in a variety of anthologies while a few are still waiting for the right home. Severed Press is the publisher who picked up her first novel Survival Instinct, which has since grown into the Instinct series. Although her college education is Multimedia 3D Animation with a post graduate in 3D for Production Game Art and Design, Kristal found herself more interested in fleshing out the stories banging around in her head with words rather than creating visual art of them. She worked in the video game industry for a few years, credited on Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist as a QC tester. She still has a keen interest in video games, as well as a wide variety of books, TV shows, and movies. Her other artistic bents are satisfied through her hobbies of photography and digital artwork. Kristal was born in Toronto, Canada where she continues to live, with summers spent in the northern woods of Muskoka.