Speaking & Teaching

I like people, and love sharing what I’ve learned along the way. If you’ve got a podcast, event, workshop or conference you’re putting together and you think I’d be a good fit, please reach out. We’ll talk…



How can we contact you with an invitation to something fun?

Email is the best way to get in touch. You can find me at:

crystal (at) crystalhuntauthor.com (using the @ symbol instead of the words in brackets!)

What topics do you speak on?

I speak and teach about many of the same passion areas that I write about: creativity, productivity, organization, writing, romance, novellas, indie/self publishing, book marketing, connecting with readers, audiobooks, writing with co-authors, and more.

You can get ideas from the list in the sidebar, from reading my articles, or reach out with a specific inquiry if you have a topic in mind.

Where have you spoken before?

I’ve been speaking for 25 years—and in that time have taught hundreds of audiences ranging in size from individuals to hundreds of people at a conference or event. You can see some representative examples in the sidebar list.

I tailor my workshop or presentation to suit the needs of the group, and the size, venue, available equipment and desired outcomes are all something we discuss before your event to make sure I know exactly what you’re looking for.

Will you travel to events?

I try to keep my travel limited to one “away” in-person event per month, and will give preference to events where my invitation includes reimbursed travel costs.

However, I have a zoom room that can be used to host “virtual events” if you’d like to explore that option. 

How much do you charge?

This really depends on what you’re asking for, and what’s involved. But I’m a reasonable human. Reach out with an offer and we’ll talk 🙂

Do you do 1:1 Coaching or Mentoring?

Most of my coaching time is reserved for members of The Creative Academy for Writers—the online community co-created with Eileen Cook, Donna Barker and Stephanie Candiago. I have weekly office hours and provide support through our online community space.

If you’re looking for help with self-publishing, branding, career building type things that’s the best place to connect with me.

Crystal has spoken about:

  • writing & publishing a book
  • self publishing/indie publishing
  • ebooks
  • building your brand
  • building a web presence for your business/yourself
  • social media for creative people
  • creating interactive books (apps, ibooks author, etc.)
  • building e-learning courses
  • writing and publishing for children
  • setting & achieving your goals
  • organization / productivity
  • leadership
  • stress management, lifestyle change, fall prevention, health and wellness
  • & more

At events like:

  • Surrey International Writers Conference
  • Creative Ink Festival
  • YVR Authors
  • Golden Ears Writers
  • Vancouver Public Library
  • Greater Vancouver Writers’ Association: Romance and Beyond
  • Vancouver Island Romance Authors
  • Romance Writers of America—Greater Vancouver Chapter
  • Shuswap Writers Festival
  • Kamloops Writers Fair
  • Kamloops Young Authors Conference
  • National Conference for Canadian Association of Communicators in Education
  • ListFest New West
  • CWILL BC Panel on Children’s Books at the VPL
  • Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC (CWILL BC)
  • SCBWI West (various conferences & workshops)
  • Creative Women Summit
  • National Injury Prevention & Health Promotion Conference