ABOUT CRYSTAL/FEAST OF SORROW

April 2017

Boston Herald Radio - Status Report

BookBub - 10 Great Historical Fiction Books Coming This April

March 2017

RT Book Reviews says "The Food Network meets HBO’s Rome in this exciting debut where King stirs up a tale of the first cookbook author, whose ambition led to his destruction. In this page-turning debut, King illuminates the past with vivid descriptions and colorful accounts of everyday Roman life, intrigue, politics and food. Truly a feast for readers, since every aspect of the characters and the background is viewed through food, the essence that pushes the plot forward. You don’t need to be a foodie to savor this tale of drama and betrayal."

February 2017

Kirkus Reviews calls Feast of Sorrow "addictively readable" and "the food lore is fascinating and the time period is inherently dramatic," and "aficionados of all things SPQR will eat this up."

January 2017

BookRiot - 100 Must Read Books: Food in Fiction

Booklist Feast of Sorrow Review Access here, subscription required to view. 

"Set against the political backdrop of Augustus and Tiberius Caesar’s reigns, the novel combines exotic menus with the melodrama of a Greek tragedy. King’s debut is a compelling historical drama with an appetizing center."

That's Normal - Unf! Amy Reads Harder in 2017

Library Journal Starred Review of Feast of Sorrow - Print Only 

BY CRYSTAL

April 2017

Debutante Ball - How Testing (and Tasting!) Recipes Shaped My Novel

Debutante Ball - The Best Kind of Editing

Off The Shelf - A Delicious Classic That Still Satisfies After 63 Years - The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher

Debutante Ball - Talking to the World’s First Gourmand

March 2017

Debutante Ball - An Old Knives Tale

Grub Writes - The Month Before the Book Launch

Debutante Ball - These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Debutante Ball - A Little Bit of Luck!

Debutante Ball - Interview with Margaret George + #DebBallGiveaway of CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO

Debutante Ball - Writing Historical Fiction – My Process

Debutante Ball - I Liked My Life (And Still Do)

February 2017

Grub Writes - The Biggest Surprises About the Traditional Publishing Process

Debutante Ball - Writing Historical Fiction – My Process

Debutante Ball - I, Sejanus

Debutante Ball - Five Fictional Couples That Will Tumble Your Heart

Debutante Ball - Books That Change The World – Like CAGED EYES

January 2017

Grub Writes - Preparing for the Best Book Launch Ever

Debutante Ball - I Liked My Life (And Still Do)

Debutante Ball - The Truth About Tiffany D. Jackson and ALLEGEDLY

Debutante Ball - Interview with Jessica Chiarella + #DebBallGiveaway of AND AGAIN

Debutante Ball - Go Placidly Amid the Noise and Haste

Debutante Ball - That Green-Eyed Witch, Invidia

Debutante Ball - 2017 is the Year of the Crystal

December 2016

Debutante Ball - Interview with Amy Poeppel + #DebBallGiveaway of SMALL ADMISSIONS

Grub Writes - On the Path to Publication: Preparing for the Book Launch - Promotion & Publicity

Debutante Ball - Small Admissions and Helicopter Parents

Debutante Ball - Crystal King’s Top 10 Reads for 2016

Debutante Ball - A Happy Accident of Writing – Sto Imparando L’Italiano

We Heart Writing - The Class of 2017

Women Writers, Women['s] Books - Walk a Mile In Your Characters' Shoes

Debutante Ball - On Focusing. Or What’s That Shiny Thing?

November 2016

Debutante Ball - The Secret to Writing is Simple 

Grub Writes - On the Path to Publication: Killing All Those Darlings, or Edit, Edit, Edit

Debutante Ball - “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” ~ Cicero

Debutante Ball - The Name Game – What On Earth Should I Title This Book?

Debutante Ball - Writing is the Hardest Thing You Could Ever Choose To Do

Debutante Ball - I’m Cheating on NANOWRIMO + Writing Resources To Help You Pants or Plot

October 2016

Grub Writes - On the Path to Publication: Signing the Deal - The Steps in Traditional Publishing

Debutante Ball - Interview with Kathy Sherbrooke, author of FILL THE SKY

Debutante Ball - Fear is the Mother of Foresight, or OMG I’m Going to Be Published!

Debutante Ball - Invoking the Muse

Debutante Ball - I Must Confess – True Stories of a Writer

Debutante Ball - Yes, I’m a Bookaholic, and These Are My Five Favorite Books

September 2016

Grub Writes - On the Path to Publication: Signing the Deal - The Steps in Traditional Publishing

Debutante Ball - What Makes a Literary Agent Tick?

Debutante Ball - Interview with Anjali Mitter Duva, Author of FAINT PROMISE OF RAIN

Debutante Ball - Write Here, Write Now, Write Anywhere I Want!

Debutante Ball - I Did It My Way or The Importance of the Liberal Arts

Debutante Ball - Celebrity Chefs, an Ancient Gourmand and a Set of Immortal Knives

August 2016

Grub Writes - Calling Oneself a Writer

July 2016

Grub Writes - Five Videos To Transform Your Writing

June 2016

Grub Writes - Don't Wait! The Importance of Building Your Audience Early

May 2016

Grub Writes - Self-Editing Made Easy: AutoCrit Review

March 2016

Grub Writes - What Authors Rock the Social Media World?

February 2016

Grub Writes - Five Social Networking Tips for Authors

January 2016

Grub Writes - Podcasts for Writers, Word Nerds and Book Lovers