Blanton’s first book, Bridging the Gap, was just published in 2010 with Megalithic/ Immanion Press. The second book, Shades of Faith; Minority Voices in Paganism, came out in August of 2011 and is an anthology with Megalithic Press.
Crystal Blanton is a Wiccan High Priestess, living in the San Francisco bay area. Ms. Blanton is a California Native living in the heart of many of the Neo-Pagan movements.
As a mother of four, grandmother of three and a married wife of fifteen years, Ms. Blanton has experienced the ups and downs of family life and grown spirituality as a result. Professionally Ms. Blanton has worked in the Social Services field for the last 15 years, specializing in addiction studies and counseling. She has a degree in psychology and currently in her Master’s program within the California State University system. After the years of training and experience in counseling, addiction, mental illness, developmental disabilities and criminal justice; Crystal found herself having to deal with the same issues within her own family unit.
Ms. Blanton has used the heartache from these experiences to enhance her understanding of spiritual balance and professional understanding of how behavior and perceptions affect our everyday lives.
Crystal Blanton continues to work as a drug and alcohol counselor in adolescent treatment while maintaining her family, family coven, mentoring students, running her personal business, being in a local coven, maintaining two traditions and continuing to write for her community.
Blanton currently writes for the Patheos Pagan Portal in the Daughters of Eve blog. She is also the managing editor of Pagan Newswire Collective Bay Area. She is currently serving as the first officer of the local council of Covenant of the Goddess here in Northern California, and is a board member for Solar Cross.