Meet Crystal L. Kirkham

Crystal L. Kirkham is a multi-genre speculative fiction author and podcaster. She has published several full-length novels and has been a part of multiple best-selling anthologies.

Originally from the west coast of British Columbia, she now chooses to call a tiny hamlet in central Alberta her home. She is an avid outdoors person, unrepentant coffee addict, part-time foodie, and companion to several delightfully hilarious canines.

She will neither confirm nor deny the rumours regarding the heart in a jar on her desk or the bottle of readers’ tears right next to it. However, she will confirm that she once broke the metal handle to a 4-tonne car jack with her bare hands.

You can find out more about her and her work at, find her hanging about on Twitter at, or listen to her podcast Not Safe For Words

Read Crystal’s work on Altered Reality Magazine:

System Reset
Ship in a Storm
Exotic Matter
Neighborhood Watch
Death and Taxes
Where the Light Cannot Go
icy Revenge