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I am honored that you would like to have me be a part of your event.  I love making space and time for these opportunities when they are a great fit!

In addition to being a bestselling author who does book readings all around the world, I am a thought leader and influencer in the diversity and publishing space (Winner of the 2019 Leadership in Diversity Award!)  and I regularly speak on the topics of: 


  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Publishing Industry

  • Why We Need Black Books

  • Representation in Children's Literature 


  • The Six Secrets of Self-Publishing Success

  • From Idea to Income: How to Write Books That Impact (And Sell!)

  • Rich Author, Poor Author: What Successful Authors Know That You Don't

I have had really fun speaking opportunities, from reading to students at U.S. Embassies in West Africa to speaking at Amazon's Gender and Diversity Conference to teaching entrepreneurs and aspiring authors at business conferences and workshops how to find publishing success.


Fun Fact


For many of the children I read to, I'm the first black author they have ever met. I personally remember the very first time I met a black author. That was the moment I knew that I could also become one. That's why it's so important to introduce students to authors of diverse backgrounds. You can't be what you can't see!


Whether I'm reading to children or advocating for more diversity in children's literature or teaching the secrets of publishing success, I always strive to leave my audiences feeling inspired and empowered to tell their own stories. 

Some of my favorite Pictures

Book Reading in Ghana
Book Reading in Ghana

Crystal reading to little girls at the U.S Embassy in Ghana

Crystal at a School Event
Crystal at a School Event

Crystal speaking at Amazon HQ
Crystal speaking at Amazon HQ

Book Reading in Ghana
Book Reading in Ghana

Crystal reading to little girls at the U.S Embassy in Ghana


And Videos.. Click to enlarge and view each one.

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If you'd like me to captivate, teach, and inspire at your school, conference, retreat, corporation, or nonprofit event, complete the form below with as much detail as possible, including the type of organization, what you'd like me to do (motivational speaking, keynote, workshop or seminar, book reading, talk about diversity in the publishing industry, book publishing and marketing training, etc), the tentative date of the event, and anything additional you would like me to know. 

As for the price, my speaking fees vary depending on the nature of the event. Travel expenses (flight and accommodations) are required for any events taking place outside of Atlanta, GA.  I understand that budgets vary so don't be afraid to pitch your speaking offer because you never know until you ask right?

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