Crystal Shepeard is a freelance writer, native Californian, and self-proclaimed information junkie. A graduate of UCLA with a degree in Sociology, this former military brat has lived in several states and in Europe. She is passionate about politics, world events, and is (not really) seeking help for her unhealthy obsession with science fiction and British dramas. She currently resides in Santa Monica, California where she spends most of her time hoping that her five-year-old son doesn’t realize he’s much smarter than his mother. You can follow her on Twitter @clearlycrystalb and read her blog www.clearlycrystal.net.