I recently asked Chyrs a few questions:
1. What do you like best about being a writer?
Creating characters. I’m not a mom, so my characters are definitely my children. Although I say I create them, they have a lot more say in the process and tell me what they look like and what kind of people they are.
2. What is the hardest part about being a writer?
Hands down...editing. You could ask me that in five year and the answer would be the same. I do more rounds of editing than I can count alone and then even more with my editor. After a while, it gets exhausting and frustrating. And you may even end up hating your book after a while.
3. What genre/s do you write and what genre is your latest release?
I write romantic-suspense and supernatural-thrillers. Ghost of Death and Witch of Death are a blend of both...supernatural-suspense with a dash of romance.
4. What essential things have you learned about writing in the last year?
To add more character emotions. Readers want to connect with the characters in the books they read and that is achieved when a writer includes the emotions of their characters. I’ve learned to add more physical responses and inner dialogue to reveal their emotions.
5. Who is your favourite heroine from your books and why?
Beth Kennedy from Hurricane Crimes. She is a self-defense instructor and one tough cookie. Though she wouldn’t be happy to hear that I just called her a “cookie.” She can keep up and put up with Donovan, a sexy, mysterious man who likes dangerous situations.
6. What type of hero do you like? Super alpha, wounded or somewhere in between? Or even something totally different?
Somewhere in between. All of my heroes fit smack dab in the middle of that scale. They are strong and usually cops, detectives, etc. But they are also passionate and occasionally troubled by something from their past.
7. Tell us a quirky or interesting thing about yourself.
When I read that prompt, I called my mom and asked her, “What’s something quirky or interesting about me?” We were stumped. Haha!
8. Do you have any rituals to help you focus or get the words down on the page e.g. music or a snack?
Music is my muse! I have to listen to music to get my mind into the groove of writing, especially if I have to tackle a specific emotion or scene.
9. What book are you working on now?
I recently sent the sequel to Hurricane Crimes to my published and I am working on book three in the Disaster Crimes series. And let me just say that each story gets more intense than the last! ;)
10. Give us a blurb of your book and if you want, a short excerpt.
Ghost of Death Blurb:
Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can...by stalking the lead detective on the case.
Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.
But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.
With the sound of her mom’s grief wafting up to her, Jolie came to terms with her present state. I’m dead and now my mom knows it. She eyed the door in front of her. She hadn’t yet walked through a door, but if her hand could pass through metal then she knew she could move
If I have to be a ghost then I’ll be a damn good one. All across the afterlife I’ll be known as the Ghost of Death! And I’m going to start by walking through this damn
She would’ve taken a deep breath to brace herself if she could have, so she mentally pumped herself up instead. You can do it! Easy-peasy. Nothing to it. And she took a step forward. Solid matter slipped around and through her form. On the other side, a familiar site confronted her: a black and white bed, the bright green shag carpet in the middle of the room, and a white desk.
Stepping up to her desk, Jolie eyed her ancient desktop computer, the one she used before her dad gifted her with a laptop when she announced she was accepted to the local university. Wanting to send out the first ever tweet from the afterlife, she pushed the button to bring the device to life, but her finger poker straight through it. Resigning to her Twitter-less fate, she moved toward the full-length mirror hanging on the wall. She saw nothing. Not even a shimmer in the air hinted at her presence.
Being a ghost sucks!
Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes and 30 Seconds. She is currently working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes that’ll serve as book two in the Disaster Crimes series.
When Fey was six years old, she realized her dream of being a writer by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen. Fey lives in Florida where she is waiting for the next hurricane to come her way.
You can connect with her on Facebook and her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!
Wishing Chrys Fey much success!!!