Kristal Anderson was born and raised on the west side of Detroit. She graduated from Oakland University in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Kristal has had articles published in "Village Life", the employee newsletter of Presbyterian Villages of Michigan, "Metro Parent Magazine", and "The Oakland Post," Oakland University's campus newspaper. Kristal enjoys writing feature and news stories, persuasive essays, editorials, and inspirational human interests pieces. Samples of her work can be found at https://sites/kjawritingbiz and faithrace2010.wordpress.com. Kristal is also a poet and enjoys sharing her poems at a monthly open mic event called The Peaceful Poetic Place. Kristal and her husband have been married for 11 years and attend church at Evangel Ministries. In herspare time, Kristal enjoy running, biking, and helping out family, friends, and community. Her ultimate goal is to publish a book of poems and create a Christian magazine for Detroit.