Crystal Allen is the author of five middle-grade books, all published by Balzer + Bray. She is a committee member of The Brown Bookshelf, Co-Director of Kindling Words East, and faculty member at the Highlights Foundation. Her forthcoming book, Between Two Brothers, will release in January of 2024. Crystal lives in Texas with her husband, Reggie, and two sons, Phillip, and Joshua. Learn more at crystalallenbooks.com.