About Krystal


Krystal Runkis is a USA Today bestselling author of PNR/UF and fantasy written under the name Krystal Pena, and is ½ of USA Today bestseller KM McKenna, which she shares with Margo Bond Collins, writing fantasy and fantasy romance. In addition to being a novelist, she is an editor and is publishing assistant (PA) to New York Times bestselling author Margo Bond Collins. She resides in Boston, Massachusetts with her four children. She is the eldest daughter of television and YouTube personality Eugene Runkis, who appeared on five seasons of the show ‘Hillbilly Blood’ on the network Destination America.

Krystal has provided author services at Krystal Runkis Literary Consulting since 2015. Before becoming a PA, she was a virtual assistant to African American Hall of Fame inductee Kandi Conda and managed appearances for her father.

Krystal has extensive knowledge of the publishing industry and primarily works with authors writing paranormal romance, urban fantasy, sci-fi romance and fantasy. She utilizes her knowledge in business and publishing to provide assistance with branding, marketing, building author platforms, establishing an effective social media presence, and with leveraging carefully curated networks. 

Her network consists of romance writers, editors, cover designers, graphic artists, book cover models, swag artists, publishers, agents, author service providers, fellow PAs, public speakers, screenwriters and film professionals. 

Krystal offers both hourly and monthly personal assistant packages tailored to each individual author's needs as well as book formatting, social media graphics, author website copywriting and social media post copywriting. If you'd like special pricing, availability and a full listing of services, please click the 'contact' button to send Krystal an inquiry.