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Crystal Mayer is an attorney and writer based in Huntington Beach, California. She received her undergraduate degree in political science from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After law school, she spent several years working as a criminal defense attorney. Although a proud Texas native, she happily set down roots in Southern California, where she resides with her husband and two young boys. In addition to her writing and legal career, she is the secretary of a non-profit organization.