Crystal Jordan Head ShotCrystal Jordan began writing romance after she finished graduate school and needed something to fill the hours that used to be eaten away by coursework. She spent far too many years in school and now has degrees in History and Library Science…but swears that both of them help enormously with her writing and research.

Her family sprawls from Texas to Illinois and from California to the United Kingdom. She has three brothers, several rather adorable nieces and nephews, an indispensable best friend codenamed the Mad Madam M, and her very own hero, the Professor Moriarty (who codenamed himself after Sherlock Holmes’s arch-nemesis. Who wouldn’t love a man who loves a good villain?). She credits a funny conversation with her quirky grandmother for giving her the push to start writing in the first place (and she’s sure Grams is still grinning down from heaven over instigating the naughty novel career).

Never one to stay in one place very long, Crystal has lived and worked all over the United States. Currently, she serves as a librarian at a university in California.

Crystal also write sassy, sexy contemporary romance as C. Jordan.

Fifty Fascinating Facts about Crystal

  1. She stole the idea to have fifty fascinating facts from her friend Lilli Feisty.
  2. She graduated from college Summa Cum Laude, which means “with highest honors” in Latin, which means she had a 3.9 or higher GPA.
  3. It was higher than 3.9.
  4. Clearly, this means she’s a nerd. And she’s okay with that. Hey, if you can’t beat it, own it, baby!
  5. In college, she took three years of French. But since she hadn’t used it, she’d forgotten about 90% of what she learned by the time she made it to France for the first time. Which means she remembered just enough to be dangerous.
  6. Her husband is originally from Germany. So she took a year of German classes for fun, but hasn’t used much of that since, so the cycle continues.
  7. She likes being a librarian and never intends to write full-time.
  8. In the last couple of years, she’s learned to knit and crochet, and she recently started making her first blanket to donate to Project Linus.
  9. She was sixteen the first time she flew on a plane.
  10. She was twenty-nine when she got her passport.
  11. Traveling to every continent is on her bucket list. She’s gone to Europe, Australia, and Africa so far. Aside from North America, which is where she’s from.
  12. It’s not unheard of for her to dance in the rain. She loves rain.
  13. She hates snow with the fire of a thousand suns. In her vocabulary, “snow” is a four-letter word roughly equal to the f-bomb.
  14. Part of her hatred for snow comes from the time she slipped down an icy set of stairs and hit every step on the way down. There were fifteen of them, and she had the bruises to prove it. She also still has a scar on her left shin to remember the incident by.
  15. The word “math” is even dirtier than “snow” in her vocabulary.
  16. For her thirtieth birthday, her best friend threw a cupcake party for her.
  17. She met her best friend the first day of freshman year in college. They were in the same history class.
  18. She’s lived in every timezone in the continental United States.
  19. On average, she’s moved to a different house every three years for her entire life. Some places she stayed a little longer, some a little less, but that’s the average.
  20. She likes going to plays, the symphony, the ballet, and the opera. Her first was The Nutcracker performed by the San Francisco Ballet.
  21. She loves the painting “Grande Odalisque” by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.
  22. Her favorite color is green. Especially lime green. She’s owned four purses and two matching wallets in lime green.
  23. She adores key lime pie.
  24. Autumn is her favorite season. She loves watching the leaves turn.
  25. Though she writes romance novels, she hates weddings. Her idea of the perfect wedding is eloping to an exotic location. Minus the crazy-making family or any need to go bridezilla on anyone. She’ll send pictures (Update: that’s exactly what she did for her recent wedding–eloped on a beautiful beach with a handful of close friends and family there).
  26. She also hates attending graduations, including her own. Her grandparents bribed her with an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas to get her to show up to her own college graduation.
  27. She likes flying, but hates dealing with airports.
  28. Her favorite chocolate brand is called “Côte d’Or” from Belgium. One of her college French professors was from Belgium and brought some back for everyone in class.
  29. Her husband likes to ply her with different brands of German chocolate, trying to win her over from the Belgians.
  30. Her grandmother is from England, and passed on her love of shepherd’s pie, pasties (it’s a type of meat and veggie filled pastry, not the sticky things for your nipples), and tea with cream and sugar.
  31. She can’t believe she just wrote a sentence that included her grandmother and nipples. Lightning might strike at any moment.
  32. She’s right handed.
  33. She detests brussel sprouts.
  34. She detests exercise even more.
  35. She loves baking cookies. There’s nothing better than chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven.
  36. Her favorite movie is The Sound of Music. Her Grandad used to wake her up when it was showing on TV at six in the morning and they’d watch it together. Those are some of her best memories ever.
  37. Because of her Grandad, she loves classic films, especially musicals. Cary Grant is her favorite actor.
  38. She likes to go to a theater near her house that only shows old movies. They also have the best popcorn. Seriously, the stuff must be sprinkled with crack, it’s so addictive.
  39. The Fourth of July is her favorite holiday. Not because she’s extremely patriotic, but because her family always had the best BBQ parties when she was growing up on that day.
  40. She’s from a military family. Her grandfather was in the Air Force, her other grandfather was in the Marines and then the Army. Her father served in the Navy, and her older brother served in the Marines during the Second Gulf War.
  41. She sold the first book she ever finished writing. That fact still makes her proud.
  42. If she sees a shooting star, she’ll make a wish. Even if it turns out to be a satellite.
  43. She’s obsessed with Post-It notes. They’re her brain on sticky little pieces of paper.
  44. When they first started dating, her then-boyfriend-now-husband left her a Post-It note on her bathroom mirror that said he loved her. She still has it.
  45. As a child, she would sing the song “Tomorrow” from the movie Annie. Constantly. Non-stop. She can’t stand that song now.
  46. Watching people chew with their mouths open makes her want to puke. It’s one of her biggest pet peeves.
  47. She thinks her curly hair is her best feature.
  48. She loves trying local restaurants wherever she goes. They’re so much more interesting than chain-food eateries. Even if they turn out to be bad restaurants.
  49. Don’t ask her about the local Mexican place she tried in Wyoming with her cousin. You’ll find out about salsa served in ketchup bottles, among other things.
  50. She doesn’t believe in love at first sight. But she does believe in love that lasts forever.