(written from a Production point of view)
Ann Carol "A.C." Crispin (5 April 1950 – 6 September 2013; age 63) was the author of several Star Trek novels and short stories. She was also the author of many other science fiction and fantasy works, including a series of novels set in the Star Wars universe, and her own creation, the Starbridge series of books. She was named "Grandmaster" in the seventh annual Scribe Awards (2013) for her body of media tie-in work. 
Crispin was interviewed by Michael McAvennie for the article "Eye Views", published in The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine Vol. 13, p. 52.
Born in Stamford, Crispin majored in English literature at the University of Maryland, and graduated in 1972. She was an active member of SFWA, becoming vice president of the organization.
Crispin died in Waldorf, Maryland on September 6, 2013 after an extended battle with cancer.  She was married to Michael Capobianco and has a son.
- Yesterday's Son
- Time for Yesterday
- The Eyes of the Beholders
- "Enter the Wolves" (WildStorm comic)
- "A Universe Not Your Own: Writing Novelizations and Tie-Ins", Starlog, issue 83, June 1984, pp. 41-43