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“The Crystal Pumpkin” By Crystal Arlene Kuykendall Will Be Displayed at the 2023 Guadalajara International Book Fair

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“Your heartfelt portrayal of genuine love permeates throughout the text. I was uplifted by your unwavering determination to overcome challenges, showcasing the incredible power of resilience. Your story offers profound insights into the significance of our life choices and their potential impact on the world. I have no doubt this remarkable novel will inspire and influence many.” Dr. Demetrus Liggins, Superintendent of Schools, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY

“The Crystal Pumpkin,” by author Crystal Arlene Kuykendall, is an entertaining, enthralling, upbeat, uplifting, captivating, vibrant, animated, and compelling semi-autobiography that takes the reader on an unforgettable, historical, and emotional journey through eighteen years in the author’s life. The heartfelt, insightful, and inspirational book captures the essence of the culture, experiences, struggles, resilience, religion, entertainment, music, art, poetry, charm, and nuances of the author’s life during a memorable era. In providing adventure, mystery, intrigue, shock, comedy, drama, tragedy and a scintillating love story, the book also showcases the incredible power of personal determination, “light givers,” and “Merchants of Hope.”

Importantly, the author provides an explosive and riveting portrayal of events in local and national history, as seen through the lens of a young Black girl who grows into adulthood in Chicago. The characters are real, and their lives, like their stories, are unforgettable. The lessons
provided are universal, and the messages are moving and memorable.

“The Crystal Pumpkin” by Crystal Arlene Kuykendall will be displayed by the self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet at the Guadalajara International Book Fair 2023. The book fair will occur at the Expo Guadalajara Convention Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, from November 25 to December 3, 2023.

The Guadalajara International Book Festival is the largest book fair in the Americas – and the second largest book festival in the world, second only to the Frankfurt Book Fair. This event is important for the Spanish-speaking world as it provides an optimal business environment for the professionals in the book industry and exhibitors who attend the fair.

ReadersMagnet is more than honored to display Kuykendall’s “The Crystal Pumpkin” at the Guadalajara International Book Fair 2023. The company is committed to helping authors boost their marketing efforts, expand their brand, and connect with potential readers and fellow authors. Visit the ReadersMagnet exhibit at the event to check out the book’s display.

Get a copy of “The Crystal Pumpkin” by Crystal Arlene Kuykendall on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Crystal Kuykendall also writes about her book and other works at

“The Crystal Pumpkin”
Author | Crystal Arlene Kuykendall
Genre | Non-fiction
Publisher | Page Publishing
Published Date | June 7, 2023

Author’s Biography
Author Crystal Arlene Kuykendall is an engaging educator, human relations expert, attorney, motivational speaker, business owner, loving mother, ordained clergy, transformative poet laureate, and endearing author. She is frequently lauded for her educational leadership, child advocacy, and social justice endeavors. Those who witness her charismatic charm and dynamic delivery have been eternally inspired during over two thousand speeches given in forty-nine American states and on four continents. Those experiencing her moving messages laugh and cry when she weaves her magic behind a microphone. Readers who experience her creative writings and sensational stories are similarly inspired by her poetry, academically challenging publications, and soul-stirring storytelling.

She is also the author of six research-based books, including the highly acclaimed national bestseller “From Rage to Hope: Strategies for Reclaiming Black and Hispanic Students.” The creator of the poem “Her Dream Deferred,” she is in demand by audiences of all ages. Dr. Kuykendall is a Chicago native who now resides in Maryland. She holds six advanced degrees, including a law degree, master’s degree in divinity and sociology, and a doctorate degree in educational administration, as well as an honorary doctorate, honoris causa. She also held executive leadership positions in four national associations before becoming the founder of her own businesses. In over thirty years of sage observations, service, and inspiration to merchants of hope worldwide, she has received over 350 plaques, awards, keys to cities, and commendations for her services and savvy rhetoric. “The Crystal Pumpkin” is her first novel.

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