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You've found yourself at the home of Crystal Smith, author of the Bloodleaf Trilogy, artist, unapologetic fangirl, and lover of all things romantic and spooky.

You are invited to stay awhile and explore, but tread carefully.

You never know what might be lurking in these dark woods.

August 20, 2019

Big news for fans of bloodleaf!

EXCLUSIVE: Cavalry Media has acquired BloodleafCrystal Smith’s recently published YA fantasy novel, to develop as a television series. Jennifer Bosari will oversee the project for Cavalry. A search is out for a writer.

In Bloodleaf, Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Fearing her magic, the people have turned against her. After an assassination attempt, Aurelia must flee her country and disguise herself as a commoner in a distant land. As she hides in plain sight and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, exposing a wicked plot that only she can defeat and forcing her to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life.

Bloodleaf was published in March by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group. It is the first of a planned trilogy, with the second novel Greythorne publishing in March 2020.

Smith is repped by CAA, Park & Fine Literary and Media, and Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard.

greythorne's cover

is now live!

Check out the reveal video here!

And get ready to meet the Grey Horseman

in June 2020!

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Crystal Smith

Crystal Smith is a writer, photographer, and artist who developed an early love of storytelling in a family of voracious readers. She resides in Utah with her high school sweetheart husband and two lively sons. When she isn't writing or creating, she can be found re-watching Jane Eyre and Howl's Moving Castle or reading ghost stories with all the lights on.

Represented by Pete Knapp of Park and Fine Literary Management.


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