Crystal Allen is the author of five middle-grade books, all published by Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins. Her accolades include the 2018 SCBWI Sid Fleischman Humor Award for The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game; starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and School Library Journal; inclusion on Kirkus Best Books and Chicago Public Library Best Books; and books on multiple summer reading and state book award lists, including the Texas Bluebonnet. She is a committee member of The Brown Bookshelf, Co-Director of Kindling Words East, and a speaker for numerous conferences, workshops and retreats. Her forthcoming book, Between Two Brothers, will release in the Fall of 2022.
Crystal lives in Sugar Land, Texas with her husband, Reggie, and two sons, Phillip and Joshua.