Geanna Culbertson is the award-winning author of The Crisanta Knight Series and the critically-acclaimed Christmas novel The Present. Her work has been featured in Girls’ Life Magazine as recommended reading for preteen and teen girls, and she is an ongoing supporter of the nonprofits Girls on the Run, Read to a Child, and Girl Scouts of the USA. Culbertson is a regular speaker at schools across the country for an array of age groups (from elementary schools to major universities). She is passionate about inspiring others to pursue their dreams, make proactive choices, and take fate into their own hands.
Culbertson is a proud alumna of the University of Southern California where she earned her B.A. in Public Relations and triple minor degrees in Marketing, Cinematic Arts, and Critical Approaches to Leadership. She is a part of only 1.3% of her graduating class to earn the double distinction of Renaissance Scholar and Discovery Scholar. Her Discovery Scholar thesis “Beauty & the Badass: Origins of the Hero-Princess Archetype” earned her acclaim in the School of Cinematic Arts and helped fuel her female protagonist writing passions.
When she is not writing, Culbertson enjoys pursuing tasty foods, working out, and adventure. As she’s built her literary universe, she has also excelled as a manager at one of the country’s top digital marketing agencies, earned her black belt, taught karate to kids, delved into the study of piano and archery, and graduated as a certified sushi chef.
Culbertson wishes to thank all fans, allies, and supporters of her work. At the start of this journey, before Book One was even published, her first and foremost hope was that this series would bring others the joy and inspiration her favorite series bring to her. When she reads reviews from fans in the US, UK, India, Malaysia, and many other countries around the globe, it fills her with great gratitude, happiness, and increased magical writer powers! Geanna is excited about continuing to expand her rich, magical and morally-driven content with the fantastical worlds she has already created, and other series and standalone books on the way.