Featured Interview With Chrys Fey
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Chrys Fey is the woman I become when I am writing. In other words, she’s my alter ego. I step into her shoes whenever I sit down at my desk or pick up a pen.
When I was six years old, I became interested in writing thanks to my mom, an aspiring writer. At the age of twelve, I started writing my first book. By seventeen I had written three books in a series and was working on the fourth when something unthinkable happened . . . writer’s block! I thought my muse was gone for good until I discovered the problem and, with an abundance of determination, I set about rewriting my entire series. I worked on that series for eleven years.
I published Hurricane Crimes in 2013 with The Wild Rose Press. The sequel, Seismic Crimes, is coming out April 22, 2016. I am an administrator for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and head their newsletter. I live in Florida and am always on the lookout for hurricanes. I have four adopted cats who keep me entertained with their antics, and three nephews who keep me entertained with their antics.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
One day, when I was twelve years old, I sat down on a small grassy hill next to my house after a lone game of basketball. I was playing with the sharp blades of grass when my fingers brushed something stuck deep in the roots. I thought it could’ve been a lucky penny or a key to a secret place.
Curious, I dug it out and looked at my find. Unfortunately, it was not a penny or a key but a screw. The tip was crooked and it was crusted with orange rust. For the strangest reason, while holding that pathetic screw, a story came to me about an extraordinary girl in an alternate world.
I rushed inside my house, grabbed an old notebook and a black pen, and then ran back to that little mound of grass to write the beginning of that story. I wrote fiercely, trying to catch all the words stumbling around in my head.
I’ve written ever since.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love to read romance in all of it’s sub-genres and anything supernatural/paranormal, but no genre is ever out of the question. I enjoy reading J.D. Robb, Stephanie Evanovich, J.K. Rowling, Laurie Halse Anderson, Gillian Flynn, and Sandra Brown.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Seismic Crimes is a romantic-suspense novel set in Florida following a hurricane and California during an earthquake. Seismic Crimes follows the novella Hurricane Crimes and is book 2 in the Disaster Crimes series, a unique series that centers around disasters and the crimes, as well as the love, that transpires from devastating events.
An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.
Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.
When a tip reveals the killer’s location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?
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