Chrys Fey’s debut, Hurricane Crimes, was published by The Wild Rose Press. Mid-2014, she will be coming out with her second romantic-suspense eBook, 30 Seconds. 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.
What inspires you to write?
Everything! Dreams, music, books, movies, and even inanimate objects. I once developed a whole series after I found a rusted screw with a crooked tip.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a plotter. Whenever I get an idea, I gently place the seeds of my story in neat little rows and watch them grow. I do this by writing out as many details as I can about the beginning and end of my story. Then I fill in all the events that need to take place to get me from point A to point B. This method helps me to stay focused. And it’s quite fun to check off an event once I’ve written it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Both. I listen to my characters if they tell me they want to do something and I always do what they say! After all, I am writing their story. I try to talk to them if I am having problems with the story line, but I find they are usually mum when I’m struggling.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t ever say getting published is hopeless! The moment when you feel as though you’ll never get published is the moment to remind yourself that you wouldn’t have the story ideas brewing in your mind if you weren’t meant to be an author.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was seeking representation for my supernatural-thriller series when I realized I’d have to break into publishing another way, so I took my story, Hurricane Crimes, and sent it to The Wild Rose Press. Days later, I received my first publishing contract. Although I always wanted to publish my series first, I took a chance and now I am published.
All writers should be willing to take a chance , especially if it means opportunities they hadn’t foreseen.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think publishing is going to expand and create more marvelous opportunities for aspiring writers to get published.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
Romantic-Suspense, Romance, Supernatural-thriller
What formats are your books in?