Christal Presley received her bachelor’s degree in English and her master’s degree in English Education from Virginia Tech. She received her Ph.D in Education from Capella University. She is a former intern at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, and spent seven years teaching middle and high school English in Chatham and Danville, Virginia.
Her first book, Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD, was published by Health Communications, Inc. in November 2012.
Christal grew up in Honaker, Virginia, and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the founder of United Children of Veterans, a website that provides resources about PTSD in children of war veterans. In her spare time, you can find Christal playing with her dogs, tending to her chickens, and gardening.
Photo by Lindsey Lingenfelter