Crystal D. Vogt

Crystal was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. As much as she wishes she lived as an ex-pat writing novels above a coffee shop in Paris, she now lives in the Bay Area, far from all things French, with her husband, two daughters, and what some may call an unhealthy shoe collection (56 pairs and counting).

She began writing at the tender age of seven, when she penned what would later that day become a bestseller in the Vogt household (earning a place on the living room bookshelf between Watership Down and Of Mice and Men). From then on, she was hooked on telling stories. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in English from UC Santa Barbara, Crystal moved to Boston where she earned her Master’s degree in Journalism at Boston University and learned how to speak in a New England accent when necessary.

For years Crystal worked as a journalist, both writing and editing professionally and for her blog. She recently completed her first novel, a romantic comedy called Trophy Wife in Training, about 29-year-old Kitty Franklin who after losing her job decides to use her marketing degree to market herself and find a wealthy husband. Kitty soon learns that money can’t buy everything, though—especially when it comes to love.

Some of Crystal’s favorite writers include David Sedaris, Richard Yates, Jhumpa Lahiri, Emily Giffin, and Helen Fielding. When she’s not writing, Crystal enjoys quoting movies in everyday conversation, pinning DIY home projects on Pinterest with no intention of ever making them, and forcing her husband to watch romantic comedies with her.