Jennifer Crystal is a writer and educator who specializes in travel writing, narrative medicine, and healing through writing. Her work has appeared in local and national publications. Her first book, Et Voilà, chronicles her time studying abroad in Paris. She is currently working on a book about her journey with Lyme disease, and writes a weekly column, Crystal's Chronicles, for the Global Lyme Alliance.
Jennifer Crystal's travel memoir Et Voilà brings the reader along on a journey that displays both self-growth and a natural unfolding of cultural immersion. Through her passionate voice and eye for emotional detail, Jennifer beckons her reader to take part in a world so rich that, by the final page, I found myself terribly sad to be leaving Paris as well.
-Brandi Dawn Henderson, editor of Whereabouts: Stepping Out of Place and (T)here: Writings on Returnings
Et Voilà is an authentic and enchanting account of a young woman's time studying abroad in Paris. Observant and charming, Jennifer Crystal takes her readers by the hand and guides us through her travels--from the streets of Paris to the ski slopes of the Alps. Her story shows the transformative power of place and the people who accompany you along the way. In reading this memoir, the youthful wonderful and sense of adventure inside us all is awakened.
-Ashley Wells, Editor-in-Chief of Redivider
Blooming with sprightly, thoughtful, and witty prose, Jennifer Crystal's debut memoir is a joyful romp through the forever-magical city of Paris. Et Voilà captures her metamorphosis from unsure tourist to chic Parisian, and with its delightful blend of adventure, missteps, chocolate, and romance, Jennifer Crystal shares the joie de vivre that buoyed her through her remarkable escapades.
-Julia Blake, Spry Literary Journal