A North Carolina native, Krystal A. Smith (i.e. K.A. Smith) is a Black lesbian writer of poetry and speculative fiction. Her work has been described as “lyrical” and “intriguing.” Her poems have appeared in Tulips Touching (2011) and recent short stories have appeared in Ladylit Publishing’s Summer Love: Stories of Lesbian Holiday Romance (2015) and Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Fiction (2016).
Krystal holds an M.A. in English from Western Carolina University, and a B.A. in English from Appalachian State University.
Her debut collection of speculative fiction, Two Moons: A Collection of Short Fiction, will be released on March 20, 2018.