Wednesday 8 November 2017

Author Interview - Ghost of Death by Chrys Fey

Ghost of Death
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: NA Fantasy / Paranormal / Mystery / Novella
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Language: English
Format: eBook
Pages: 35

Dead men may not talk but dead girls do.

Book Description:
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 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.

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I’m dead.

Jolie Montgomery didn’t know how she died, but all of a sudden she stood over her body in an alley. Her dark hair swam in a pool of blood. Her pale skin glowed in the moonlight, making her look like a porcelain doll, and her blue eyes shone with the metallic sheen of death.

Across her throat was a deep slash. No blood pumped from the slit in her flesh as all her blood pooled outside her body.

But I can’t be dead. I want to graduate from college next year. I want to be a journalist. I want Cody to propose to me. I want to pee on a stick and find out I’m pregnant. There is so much I want to do. I’m only twenty-one. This can’t be it!

She reached toward her body, wanting to make sense of what was happening, hoping she was dreaming, but her fingers passed right through her shoulder. Springing to her feet, she sucked in a panicked breath, but her chest didn’t rise. She spun in a circle, searching for help.

This isn’t right! How can I be dead? Why am I here? I don’t remember anything.

She never even saw her killer. All she knew was that she didn’t feel real. Her heart wasn’t beating. Her lungs weren’t expanding with breath. She was sure the alley stank with a dozen vulgar scents, but she couldn’t smell anything—not even the large quantity of blood at her feet.

Lifting her head, Jolie peered at the poisonous black sky and let out a scream. “Help! Somebody help me!”

But she knew if help came, it would be too late.

Author Interview

1. Tell a little about yourself. What you do when you’re not writing? What are your aspirations for the future?
When I’m not writing, I do a lot of editing for other writers as a freelance editor and as an editor for Dancing Lemur Press. I also read whenever I can. Aside from that, I am obsessed with Instagram, photography, nature, and my cats.

My aspirations for the future are to find more time to write and to keep on publishing!

2. When and why did you start writing?
I started writing when I saw twelve years old after a pretty strange incident. I had just finished a long game of basketball and was sitting in the grass, playing with the blades of grass. My fingers brushed something metallic. Being an imaginative child, I had hoped it was a key to a secret place. Well, it was just an ordinary screw…an ordinary screw with an extraordinary power. It was rusted and had a crooked tip, and the sight of it gave me an idea for a story where a screw just like it was a key to another world. I ran into my house, grabbed a notebook and pen, and went back to the spot to write. I have been a dedicated writer ever since.

3. Have any particular novels or writers influenced your writing?
Yes. Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb. I learned to write from reading her books, and i also learned that the rules she breaks aren’t rules that other writers, especially aspiring authors can break.

4. Give us some backstory behind Ghost of Death. Where and when did you write it?
I had thought of the idea behind Ghost of Death when I was seventeen years old but never wrote the story. It wasn’t until many years later when I wanted to introduce my most unique character, a detective with supernatural abilities and eyes that can glow neon green, that I realized the ghost story I thought of years ago was perfect for this character.

5. What was your favourite part of writing Ghost of Death?
Trying to imagine what it would be like to be a ghost, specifically a new adult ghost.

6. What does your writing schedule look like?
Right now, it’s non-existent. I am doing a lot more editing, for clients and for myself. But I do want to attempt to write 50,000 words with November for the final book in my Disaster Crimes series, so wish me luck!

7. Which fictional character would you like to take to dinner and why?
Jo March, because I have always felt we were kindred spirits and could’ve been sisters.

8. Besides your lead, do you have a favourite character in the story?
Avriana Heavenborn. She is the detective in Ghost of Death and my favorite character out of all of the stories I’ve written.

9. What is one of the most surprising things you've learned as a writer?
It takes a LOT of work. Writing is only a smidge of the process if you want to publish.

10. Any advice for aspiring authors?
Connect with local writers. Go to your local library and ask them if a writers group gets together there. Or join Meetup and see if there’s a meeting for writers in your area. You will benefit greatly from building connections with other writers, especially locally. And it’s also good to get out of the house every once in a while.

About the Author
Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series, a unique concept blending romance, crimes, and disasters. She’s an administrator for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, running their newsletter and book club. She’s also an editor for Dancing Lemur Press.

Fey realized she wanted to write by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen.

Fey lives in Florida and is always on the lookout for hurricanes. She has four cats and three nephews, both keep her entertained with their antics.

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  1. I just read one of her other books, Witch Of Death. She has some awesome characters!

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Laura! I'm glad you like my characters. :)

  2. Thank you so much for spotlighting Ghost of Death and for allowing me to do an author interview. I greatly appreciate it. :)