Krysha currently lives in Chaparral, New Mexico (just outside of El Paso, Texas), although she has called many places in the United States home. She was born in Southern California but did most of her growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She lived for 7 years in Northern Vermont after just a year in Phoenix, Arizona. Now that she is settled in New Mexico she is enjoying the desert Southwest once again.
It was known by many in Krysha’s family even at a young age that she was meant to be a creative writer. When it came to bedtime stories, it wasn’t her parents reading them to her, it was her making up fantastic tales and telling them to her parents. Once she could write, the stories were endless. Toward the end of elementary school, under the direction of Mr. Teddy Palmer – her 5th grade teacher, she was introduced to poetry. A poem she wrote that year won Honorable Mention in a state-wide competition. She hasn’t stopped writing poetry since.
Krysha is a proud graduate of Southern New Hampshire University’s English and Creative Writing program, having earned her BA in November of 2014. This degree has been an invaluable asset to her as she continues to write creatively every day.
As for her personal life, she not only enjoys writing to make a few bucks occasionally as a freelancer but she also writes for leisure, writing poetry and short stories that she shares online. Publication is her ultimate goal as she would love to make a living with her creative writing at some point in time. She is an avid reader and also crochets and knits for family and friends.
She is a strong advocate for mental health rights worldwide and fights to end mental health stigma everywhere she can. Krysha, herself, fights her own battles with mental illness: Bipolar I, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, and PTSD. These things may have slowed her down in the past but they have never stopped her completely and now she is conquering them to make her own place in the world despite them.