Exploring Disaster Crimes with Chrys Fey


CHRYS FEY WAS TAGGED by E.E. Giorgi, author of CHIMERAS, for the Paying it Forward blog hop in which I participated. She had to answer four questions and then tag three authors who will do the same.

This post will reveal things Chrys has never shared before about her writing. Are you ready?

Here are the questions and her answers:

Chrys Fey
Chrys Fey

1. What am I working on?

The sequel to my short story ebook, Hurricane Crimes. One reader asked me when the sequel would come out and a reviewer mentioned wanting to read a novel. At the time I thought, you’re nuts! But then I realized there was a lot I didn’t mention at the end of Hurricane Crimes, and that I could do far more. That thought sealed my decision to write not just a sequel but a series. Yes, a series!

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

There are countless romantic-suspense stories, and several take place during a storm or hurricane, but not many authors have used natural disasters as a continuing theme in their books as I plan to do. Not only that, but on top of the disasters there will also be crimes of nearly every kind, which is why my collection of books will be known as the Disaster Crime series.

3. Why do I write what I write?

I don’t feel like I have a choice. I do it because I love it, and also because the characters sharing brain space with me demand it. Romance is always a sub-genre in all of my stories, and I can’t get enough action and suspense in the books I read or the movies I write, so writing romantic-suspense was a no-brainer. I write in other genres as well, such as supernatural and science fiction. Supernatural is the genre that actually started me out on this crazy and wonderful writing journey.

4. How does my writing process work?

A lot of my stories usually start with an idea that manifests as a dream. The characters, who are destined to be part of that story, emerge soon after. Then, if I’m not working on something else, I begin writing and I don’t stop until I type “The End” at the bottom of the manuscript.

Please click the book cover image to read more about Hurricane Crimes.

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  • It’s great when characters take on a life of their own. Well, they should, we just have to remember to cut the apron strings.
    Thanks for joining us in the blog hop.

    • Chrys Fey

      I sure love it when my characters take on a life of their own. It makes the journey of writing their stories that much more interesting. 🙂

      I am thrilled to be here on Venture Galleries. Thank you for this opportunity, FC!

  • Caleb Pirtle

    Chrys, crime stories rising up from disasters, natural or manmade, is a brilliant concept, one of the most innovative I’ve seen. My hat’s off to you. I’m anxious to see them start rolling out on a regular basis.

    • Chrys Fey

      Thank you, Caleb! I am so happy you think so. I plan to have the second Disaster Crime book finished next year and hopefully it will be closer to publication, too. 🙂

      • Caleb Pirtle

        Go for it, Chrys. You have an open highway and a mind that runs at full speed. That’s a winning combination.

        • Chrys Fey

          I am sure going to try! Thank you for your support! 😀

  • You seems interesting Chrys.I am sure it is right to start writing out from a dream coming your way.

    • Chrys Fey

      Thank you, Mattias! I always listen to my dreams. 🙂

  • Teresa Cypher

    What a great series concept, Chrys! That really adds a unique (and intriguing) element to your stories. Oh, the atmosphere! I had no idea that was an integral part to what you write. Glad Caleb and Chip are hosting this blog hop! It’s fun getting to read what makes other writers tick. 🙂

    • Chrys Fey

      Thank you, Teresa! Not all of my stories have disasters (or severe weather) in them, but this series that I plan to come out with does, and I’m having a lot of fun writing the sequel. 🙂 I’m glad you’ve been enjoying this blog hop! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Darlene Jones

    Dreams can be great inspirations for writing. Kudos to you for taking advantage of them.

    • Chrys Fey

      They sure can! Thank you for commenting, Darlene. 🙂

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