Crystal King is an author, culinary enthusiast, and marketing expert. She has taught classes in writing, creativity, and social media at several universities. A Pushcart Prize–nominated poet and former co-editor of the online literary arts journal Plum Ruby Review, Crystal received her MA in critical and creative thinking from UMass Boston. She resides in Boston but considers Italy her next great love after her husband, Joe, and their two cats, Nero and Merlin. She is the author of The Chef’s Secret and Feast of Sorrow.