Crystal R. Raymond Edwards

Crystal R. R. Edwards is a freelance copywriter, brand assistant, and small business marketing coach whose work is guided by one principle: Tell the story. She specializes in disruptive technologies and social campaigns.

Crystal wrote the monthly magazine humor column WELL, THAT WAS FUN©, featured in Visalia, California's Direct Magazine from 2009 to 2013. She also wrote NEXTGEN for Visalia's Lifestyle Magazine, a regular interview column focusing on young, must-watch Visalia natives, and authored commissioned pieces for its sister publication, Wedding Style, along with other freelance articles in publications across the country. She is a professional copywriter, copy editor, and humorist. Her audience reaches over 500,000 people throughout the western United States alone.

Edwards is a member of the Erma Bombeck Humor Writer's Group, an extension of the well-established Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop. She credits Erma Bombeck with teaching her how to use humorous writing to make sense of the absurdities contained within the daily life of a working mother.

Edwards has won repeated awards for layout editing, poetry, copy writing, and prose in over 20 years of professional writing. She is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

Edwards is a former opera singer, a former computer game writer, and -- now that she's a mom -- a former nice lady. She contributes to many online humor sites and has maintained her own humorous blogs about geek parenting since 2003.

Her other creative work can be found throughout early online role-playing games (The Forest's Edge, The Forest's Heart, and Meridia, among others), text-based games (Roguelikes, especially), websites, blogs and wikis.

She currently lives in a small central Texas town with her extremely geeky husband, her three children, a dog, two cats, six fish, two garden toads, and an insane number of geckos.