Crystal Klimavicz grew up in a small town on the coast of Maine. She spent her early adulthood in Boston and then in Atlanta, as well three years living abroad in Kyiv, Ukraine. She and her husband now reside on Daniel Island in South Carolina with their two children, two dogs, one bird, and one rather plump cat.
Since she began her journey in writing, Crystal has completed a number of Creative Writing Certifications, is an ongoing blog contributor for Readers Unbound, and started on a writer’s group on Daniel Island named Guilty Prose. Currently, she is serving on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Writer’s Workshop.
Crystal has written three books thus far—Falling Through Trees, This Side of Perfect and different project in partnership with the Daniel Island Historical Society, The Days of Not So Long Ago.
When she is not writing, Crystal heads out for a run or an island bike ride. Her true passion is in finding balance between the joy, grace and the troubles of this world, and she loves the process of helping her characters do the same.
Falling through Trees
"Crystal has created a poignant story about a self-made woman who is forced to return to a difficult past that she left long ago and struggles to reconnect to the younger sister she left behind. Through the tragedy of their mother’s attempted suicide, both women learn that life can be good despite the pain, and the sisters ultimately find joy in the secrets they share. A powerful and riveting story that book clubs will be sure to embrace!”
—Jeffrey Stepakoff, award-winning author of Fireworks Over Toccoa
“As a heart-rending story involving two sisters and the imminent death of the mother they share, Falling Through Trees reminds us about the need for both resilience and compassion in our lives. Anyone who has lost a loved one will be moved by the story, as the triumph of the human spirit and sisterly love prevails.”
—Barbara Helen Bartocci, author of Nobody’s Child Anymore
Paperback | ISBN 978-1-941165-12-6 | 380 Pages
FICTION / Psychological