Geanna Culbertson is the award-winning author of The Crisanta Knight Series. The series will be an eight-book epic of enchantment, adventure, and sassiness (five books released as of April 2019). It follows the children and younger siblings of famous fairytale characters, all of whom live in a magical world called “Book” where citizens train to become main characters in future stories. The series is told from the perspective of Cinderella’s daughter, who is sixteen years old at the start of the saga.
Driven by a heroine who is strong, smart, and bold, the series and its author regularly team up with schools (from elementary to university level), Girls on the Run, Girl Scouts, and Read to a Child to create programming that inspires people to activate their potential and pursue their passions. The series has been featured in Girls’ Life Magazine as recommended reading for preteen and teen girls.
Culbertson is a proud alumna of the University of Southern California where she earned her B.A. in Public Relations and triple minor degrees in Marketing, Cinematic Arts, and Critical Approaches to Leadership. She is a part of only 1.3% of her graduating class to earn the double distinction of Renaissance Scholar and Discovery Scholar. Her Discovery Scholar thesis “Beauty & the Badass: Origins of the Hero-Princess Archetype” earned her acclaim in the School of Cinematic Arts, and helped fuel her female protagonist focused writing passions.
In addition to authoring The Crisanta Knight Series, Culbertson is a full-time manager at a leading industry digital marketing firm, representing over 30 clients across the world. When Culbertson is not working or writing, she can likely be found at her local karate studio (she is a black belt), going on adventures with her mother and best friend, and indulging her love of delicious food across the land.