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Krystal A. Smith

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"Krystal A. Smith writes of shape shifters, magical herbalists, and women ripe for love.  Her collection of stories marries African American mysticism to speculative fiction announcing Smith’s solid place in the next generation of Afro Futurists. With its sensuous language, deftly drawn characters and engaging narrative style, Two Moons shines bright." 

Jewelle Gomez, The Gilda Stories

“Two Moons takes readers on a whimsical journey to where ordinary women become goddesses and where Black Girl Magic is never denied. You’ll want to dive into these stories and never leave.”

Susana Morris, co-editor of Sycorax's Daughters and the Crunk Feminist Collection

A North Carolina native, Krystal A. Smith (i.e. K.A. Smith) is a Black lesbian writer of poetry and speculative fiction. 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.
Twitter: @authorkasmith
Website: krystalasmith.com