Crystal Jackson is a former therapist turned author. She is the author of the Heart of Madison series, a four-book southern contemporary romance set in Madison, Georgia, and a book of poetry entitled My Words Are Whiskey. Her work has been featured on Medium, Elephant Journal, Elite Daily, and The Good Men Project. When she’s not writing for Medium and working on her next book, you can find Crystal traveling, paddle boarding, running, throwing axes badly but with terrifying enthusiasm, hiking, doing yoga, or curled up with her nose in a book in Madison, Georgia where she lives with her two wild and wonderful children. You can follow her latest work at