Quick round for Chrys Fey:
Coffee, tea or…what’s your vice? Both, but I can only drink decafe.
Favorite Movie: Little Women (with Winona Ryder)
Favorite Color: Neon Green
Favorite book/author: Too many good books to name. My favorite author is Nora Roberts.
How do you feel about bacon? Smells great, but I’m a vegetarian. Although, I will admit that it is the one thing I miss.
|We'll cook some vegetarian bacon for you, Chrys!|
Now for the REAL questions...
Tell us a little about yourself.
The moment someone asks me to talk about myself my mind goes blank. *comes back an hour later* Alright, I’m ready now. Although my stories are always thrilling, I lead a pretty boring life and live vicariously through my characters. On a Friday night you can find me on my couch reading a book or watching a movie while I write. It’s a wonder that I have any friends at all! Oh, and I believe I was a vampire in a past life because the sun and I do not get along.
What’s under your bed?
Skeletons. Oh wait, that’s my closet. ;) Under my bed is a dust bunny village the size of Disney World, and occasionally a couple of my new kittens. I recently rescued four kittens that lived outside my apartment complex, and they have decided the space under my bed is their hideout. I imagine they go there to plot chaos.
What comes first, plot or characters?
That’s a tricky question. Most of the time, I think of a great idea for a story that rapidly expands into a full plot, but there has been times when a character would spring out of my thoughts like a jack-in-the-box and demand a story. How can I say no when they’re so persistent?
Pantser, plotter, or hybrid? Tell us about your writing process. Definitely a plotter. The moment I get a story idea I write on a piece of paper how I want it to begin and on the back I write how I want it to end. I write every event that needs to take place and even snippets of conversations that need to happen. Having a detailed list helps me to stay focused, but sometimes while I’m writing my MC will tell me he/she wants something else to happen (or doesn’t want something to happen). And when they put their foot down, I do what they say!
A green Power Ranger action figure. It was my nephew’s toy, but he wanted me to have it so I could put in on my desk. And on my desk is where it stays.
What’s your most interesting writing quirk?
I act things out a lot –especially to know how to describe a movement. I also have conversations with myself, but I’m two people so it’s okay.
What is the hardest thing about being an author?
Editing. I go through a few rounds of editing before I am comfortable enough to send my manuscript to my editor for consideration. After that, with the help of my fabulous editor at The Wild Rose Press it is remarkably easy.
What’s the easiest thing about being an author?
Writing. It has come naturally to me ever since I was six years old and I wrote my first story about a boy and a girl who go fishing on a sail boat. All by themselves.
Tell us about your latest release!
Hurricane Crimes is my debut eBook from The Wild Rose press and is now available on Amazon! It is a romantic-suspense that takes place during a hurricane.
Blurb for Hurricane Crimes:After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.
Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he's trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.
As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime?
On the television set, which was fighting to stay alive, was breaking news. She caught bits and pieces of it as she emptied the bowl of blood-tainted water and threw out the cloth. It was about a high-speed chase that had occurred about a half-hour ago. Beth shook her head. Apparently, Donovan wasn’t the only idiot driving around during a hurricane.
She went back into the living room and began replacing all the medical supplies into the first-aid kit. Behind her, a reporter was explaining that the driver of the car was believed to be a murder suspect.
“The name of the—”
The lights flashed, prompting Beth to snatch up her flashlight.
Her fingers went cold around the plastic tube as ice frosted her veins. She straightened her spine and turned stiffly to the television, her heart wasn’t beating in her chest. On the screen was the picture of the man who was right now changing in her bedroom. Above it was a caption in bold letters that read—SUSPECT.
She gripped the flashlight in her frozen fingers. Her heart thudded fearfully. She stared into the immobilized violet eyes through the glass.
“Oh my god,” she gasped.
She had brought a murderer into her home!
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About Chrys Fey...
About Chrys Fey...
Chrys Fey is the author of the short stories—The Summer Bride and Fallen. She created the blog Write with Fey to offer aspiring writers advice and inspiration. She lives in Florida where she is ready to battle the next hurricane that comes her way.