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Crystal Perkins-Stell

Crystal

Crystal Perkins-Stell is mother, an educator, and author. She was born April 5 in Newark, New Jersey and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She has always been a blissful dreamer who has never accepted defeat. As a child, she vowed to her mom that one day she would do big things in life. A few decades later, here she is making her dreams a reality.

Crystal is a five-time Who’s Who inductee. She completed her undergraduate degree at Langston University with scholastic honors. She obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is a proud member of the Urban League, the Oklahoma City Urban League Young Professionals, SWASAP, TRiO, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., a 2004 honorary inductee of Tau Beta Sigma National Band Sorority, and an affiliate of several professional literary and educational organizations.

Crystal is a advocate for HIV and AIDS Awareness. In 2003, she was granted a citation by the Governor of Oklahoma for dedicated service. After losing a love one to the virus, she participated in a community project with former NFL Players Kenny Blair and Ron Fellows to educate college students. Crystal, along with two other local lyricists, wrote and performed a song entitled, “The Magic Touch,” which they dedicated to Magic Johnson. She also wrote a campaign jingle for the Oklahoma State Senate Election for the Honorable Vickie Miles-Lagrange who was appointed by President Bill Clinton as the first African American, female, federal judge to serve in the United States.

In 2001, Crystal was inspired to give back to individuals less fortunate. She started working on her novel entitled, “Soiled Pillowcases, A Married Woman’s Story.” In 2002, she organized, Crystell Publications, Marketing and Distributions, Inc., a sole proprietorship, and is now on a mission to touch lives by donating scholarships to first-generation and low-income college students.

Her second Hood Rich is a 2005 Essence Magazine Bestseller. The sequel Big Tymers and her daughter's novel Jazzy Little Five-Year-Old is due out in 2006. All of Crystal's novels are guaranteed to hit home for some and play on the emotions of others. Her third novel, "Never Knew A Father's Love" is christian fiction at it's best and is available today. This fine author currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma and is on a 56 city tour promoting literacy in our communities.

Crystal's motto for all who read her reality based fiction is, "Read, Reflect, and Realize that life has Real Purpose."


Makya Stell

Makya Jazzy 5 year OldTink-Tink is the ambitious little CEO of  Tink-Tink Creations. She was born in Oklahoma, May 1, 2000. She enjoys going to church, traveling, reading, making up stories, writing love letters to her family, and spending time with her friends. Makya is a bright young lady who experienced her first academic promotion the same day she started elementary school. She attends a private Christian Heritage Academy. Dr. Betty Mason is her most favorite administrator. Christian Harris is her very best friend. She loves Dinosaurs more than she loves dolls, and her favorite foods are shrimp and crab legs.

At an age when most children are learning to read, Makya, now 6, is about to embark on a 10-city book tour to promote “Jazzy Little Five-Year-Old” and an upcoming sequel, “Still Jazzy but Six Now Y’all.” A portion of the proceeds from her books go towards scholarships. See www.crystalstell.com

Want to read more, see the article on the cover of the Daily Oklahoma for Monday 6/12/06 featuring Makya entitled Young Author, Mom Celebrate Success
By Judy Gibbs Robinson
The Oklahoman

Flexis a profound author who is truly hitting the literary scene like a massive storm. He is the new chief Editor of Mink Magazine and CEO of DCL Publications. He was born August 1 in Detroit, Michigan. Though he has lived a life that is foreign to many, and as a result of some of his mishaps, served time in the Federal Penitentiary, he is still a dreamer. In an effort to show the world that life is what you make of it, Flex took on the hobby of writing and has perfected his craft. We’ve heard “Beside every great man is a phenomenal woman.” Well this brotha was already awesome; however, wisdom caused him to hook up with Crystal to form the literary world’s newest dynamic duo. Flex’s pen game is surely a movement by itself, but since joining forces with the sista he calls Coach, they are truly a force when they put it down together. Lookout for their next novel entitled Detroit City Limits I, II and III. 

 

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