Cristina Deptula is a literary and creative publicist and the founder of Authors, Large and Small (authorslargeandsmall.com), a green PR agency hiring people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. She's also the founder and editor of Synchronized Chaos Magazine (synchchaos.com) which publishes and curates art and writing from around the world.
A writer and former science and technology journalist, she's published in a variety of magazines, including Talking Writing, Wilderness House, the Literary Yard, Scarlet Leaf and the Heavy Feather Review. With her PR agency teammates, she regularly presents at several national and international writing conferences, including LitQuake events and the Association of Writing Programs conference. She is on the autism spectrum and learning how to harness her unique neurology to better understand our fascinating world. She’s a longtime volunteer with Amnesty International and serves on the board of nonprofit group Ethics in Technology. She’s also the speaker program chair for the California Writers’ Club – Berkeley chapter and a contributing writer for Troora Magazine, covering artists and brands making social and ecological impact. She enjoys space science and is an amateur astronomer as well as a short story writer, poet, and member of several book clubs. A proud aunt to two small nephews, she enjoys hiking, biking, coloring, and playing with the children.