Crystal Chan watched with amazement at the exotic zoo outbreak in Zanesville, Ohio in 2011, where scores of animals—hungry lions, panthers, and tigers—ran loose around the county. That incident helped inspire her most recent novel, All That I Can Fix. Her debut novel, Bird, was published in nine countries and is available on audiobook in the US.
When Crystal isn’t writing, her passion is giving diversity talks to adults and kids alike, telling stories on Wisconsin Public Radio, and hosting justice conversations on social media. She is a racial justice activist and compassion activist. She is currently launching a FB compassion community and this year was hired by Benedictine University to create and teach the course Writing Compassion.