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C. L. Fails

Author. Speaker. Educator. Creative.

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By day, C. L. Fails is the Founder & CEO of LaunchCrate Publishing - a company created to help writers launch their work into the world while retaining the portion of profit they deserve.


By night, C. L. is the author and illustrator of the Ella Book Series, The Christmas Cookie Books, and the Raine the Brain Series. Additionally, she is an accidental educator, having served pre-school through college students in her hometown of Kansas City. Always an agent for equity, she has dedicated her career to helping others learn to follow their internal compass, and thrive despite challenge. 


Outside of LaunchCrate she is an active advocate for education, serving on the Board of Directors for organizations like Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City and the Children’s Campus of Kansas City. Additionally, she has served on the K-State in KC Task Force, as well as Chair Emeritus of the Multicultural Alumni Council at Kansas State University and former Girls on the Run Coach.


When she’s not working on a book, leading a workshop, making music, or baking, you can find her doodling on whatever object may be nearby. Want to see her smile? Ask her about her family.

Author. Speaker. Educator. Creative.

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