Press Kit

The following information and pictures can be used for promoting Chrys and her books. If you are interested in an interview, guest post or article, she will gladly participate. You can email her at ChrysFey(at)yahoo(dot)com

For her complete press kit including editorial reviews click: Press Kit – Chrys Fey

 

PRESS RELEASES:

Mother and Daughter Florida Authors Send Books to the Moon – Press Release

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SHORT BIO:

Chrys Fey is a disabled, tattooed author of books featuring heroines of steel. Her Disaster Crimes series is a unique blend of romance, disasters, and crimes, influenced by her own experiences with natural disasters. The conclusion of her series inspired her to create TheFightingChance.org, a resource for domestic violence survivors. On her blog, WritewithFey.com, she supports, empowers, and teaches fellow writers. She also edits for freelance clients and co-hosts a local writers group.

Fey got the idea for her first book when she was twelve and discovered a rusted screw with a crooked tip buried in grass. That screw was a key to an unknown world with an extraordinary character born in heaven.

She is a fur baby mom of four rescued cats. For fun, she photographs antiques, makes playlists, and creates flip cup paintings of Avrianna’s nebula. She loves Halloween, autumn, and gargoyles.

LONG BIO:

Chrys Fey is a disabled, tattooed author of books featuring heroines of steel. Her Disaster Crimes series is a unique blend of romance, disasters, and crimes, influenced by disasters she has experienced, such as Hurricane Frances, Tropical Storm Fay, a brush fire that almost took her childhood home, and a near-drowning incident at a Florida beach. 

Fey got the idea for her first book when she was twelve and discovered a rusted screw with a crooked tip buried in grass. That screw was a key to an unknown world with an extraordinary character born in heaven. She wrote three books over four years before encountering writer’s block that took her on a journey of rewriting that series from page one. Two decades later, that series is and forever will be her Secret Book Baby Series.

As a domestic violence awareness advocate, Fey created TheFightingChance.org, inspired by the self-defense studio in the Disaster Crimes series. The website is a resource for survivors and fighters. Along with being an advocate, she is also an activist for various causes. On her blog, WritewithFey.com, she empowers and teaches about diversity and inclusivity and supports her fellow writers, which is how her blog flourished into non-fiction books. Keep Writing with Fey documents her experience with depression and burnout after she realized how many writers go through similar struggles.

Fey edits for freelance clients, co-hosts a local writers group, and manages her mom’s publishing career, which often means taking pictures of a teddy bear named Sammy. She even cosplays as Thistle from A Bad Fairy Adventure Series written by her mom, Elaine Kaye. 

She is a fur baby mom of four rescued cats, and a plant mom. For fun, she photographs antiques, makes playlists, and creates flip cup paintings of Avrianna’s nebula. She loves Halloween, autumn, and gargoyles.

Chrys Fey’s Links:

Website – http://www.ChrysFey.com

Blog – http://www.writewithfey.blogspot.com

Newsletter – https://chrysfey.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=fa9b44362c041ead027392a6a&id=df45eb9607

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/chrysfey

Twitter – https://twitter.com/ChrysFey

TikTok – https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRHSYvjT/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/chrysfey/

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrysFeySparks

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/user/6bu67fwthkrcvcjr86zwav9dd?si=Uj-V0FUgQ5u9zmKKwX9unw

BookBub – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/chrys-fey

The Story Graph – https://app.thestorygraph.com/profile/chrysfey

Amazon – https://www.authorcentral.amazon.com/chrysfey

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/ChrysFey

The Wild Rose Press – https://www.thewildrosepress.com/authors/chrys-fey

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/chrysfey/boards/

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrys-fey-337800142/

Chrys Fey’s Published Works:

Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication (Freedom Fox Press, 6/5/18)

Keep Writing with Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer’s Block, Depression, and Burnout (Dancing Lemur Press 07/14/2020)

Hurricane Crimes #1 (The Wild Rose Press, 11/27/2013)

Seismic Crimes #2 (The Wild Rose Press, 04/22/2016)

Lightning Crimes #2.5 (Chrys Fey, 12/09/2016)

Tsunami Crimes #3 (The Wild Rose Press, 01/20/2017)

Flaming Crimes #4 (The Wild Rose Press 01/03/2018)

Frozen Crimes #5 (The Wild Rose Press 09/30/2020)

A Fighting Chance #6 (The Wild Rose Press 01/11/2021)

The Disaster Curse #7 (Chrys Fey, 1/11/2021)

30 Seconds Before (The Wild Rose Press, 10/22/2016)

30 Seconds (The Wild Rose Press, 9/10/2014)

Ghost of Death (The Wild Rose Press, 4/22/2015)

Witch of Death (The Wild Rose Press, 5/20/2015)

*Find the blurbs for all of her books HERE.


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Publisher Information:

The Wild Rose Press: https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/

Dancing Lemur Press: http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com

AWARDS:

Write with Fey:

2020 Independent Author Network Book of the Year AwardsWrite with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication won Outstanding Category Winner for Education and Reference

2019 Readers’ Favorite Award Contest – Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication won bronze in the Non-Fiction Writing/Publishing genre‬

HURRICANE CRIMES:

2019 Readers’ Favorite Award ContestHurricane Crimes won silver in the Fiction – Short Story/Novella genre

CONTRIBUTIONS:

“Teen Crash Down” and “Easy, PMS” – Teen Angst Mix Tape Vol. 1 – 2020

Detective Heavenborn – We Know the Truth, Do You? An Anthology to Celebrate the Raid on Area 51 – 2019 (All proceeds  benefited US veterans.)

Cancer Can’t – Pieces of the Heart Anthology – 2017

The Great Kitty Rescue – The Cat Who Chose Us and other Cat Stories Anthology – 2014 (All profits were donated to Cats Protection to help needy cats across the UK.)

Chrys wrote a letter to her teenage selfHow I Found the Write Path Anthology – 2014 FREE EBOOK

Chrys wrote a letter to her mom – Dear Mom, It’s About Time I Told You – 2014

“Mega Character Development Tips” – The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond – 2014

Ellie’s 7-Layer Salad 2019 Holiday Garden Gourmet Cookbook – The Wild Rose Press – 2019 (Recipe passed down Chrys’ mom.) FREE PDF

Grandma’s Sloppy JoesComfort Food Holiday Garden Gourmet Cookbook – The Wild Rose Press – 2016 (Recipe passed down by Chrys’ grandmother.) FREE PDF

Souper Taco Super RecipeQuick & Easy Holiday Garden Gourmet Cookbook – The Wild Rose Press – 2014 (Recipe was passed down by Chrys’ grandmother.) FREE PDF

FEATURES:

PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

How to Do Honest and Legal Giveaways as an Author – Jane Friedman – 2020

How to Create a Free Book Trailer Using Adobe Spark – Janice Hardy – 2020

What is Writer’s Burnout? – Writers Helping Writers – 2020

What is Writer’s Block? – Elizabeth S. Craig – 2020

6 Benefits of Online Book Clubs – Literary Rambles – 2020

How Writers Can Use the Power of Instagram – The Independent Publishing Magazine – 2019

How to Build Blog Traffic the Smart Way – Part 1 – Almost an Author – 2019

How to Build Blog Traffic the Smart Way – Part 2 – Almost an Author – 2019

Using YouTube for Greater Author Visibility – Pen and Prosper – 2019

6 Gadgets to Take to Your Next Book Event – Fiction University – 2019

How to Prep for an Outdoor Book and Author Event – Fiction University – 2019

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Amazon Author Profile – The Creative Penn – 2019

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Amazon Book Pages – The Creative Penn – 2018

5 Tips for Selling Your Books at Events on a Budget – Jane Friedman – 2018

3 Things You’re Probably Not Doing on Goodreads that You Should – Elizabeth S. Craig – 2018

3 More Things You Should Do on Goodreads – Elizabeth S. Craig – 2018

10 Ways to Promote Backlist Titles – Janice Hardy – 2018

Boost Your Creativity Mindset Naturally – Writer’s Helping Writers – 2018

10 Ways to Spark Your Story Ideas – Live Write Thrive – 2018

Do Authors Need to Be on Social Media? – Damyanti Writes – 2018

10 Things You Can Do on Your Author YouTube Channel  – Literary Rambles – 2018

6 Tricks to Help You Finish Your Work In Progress – Positive Writer – 2018

You Don’t Need an Author Website…Yet – Re:Fiction – 2018

Using Litsy as an Author – Sharing with Writers – 2018

Tips to Surviving Seismic Activity – PREPARE Magazine – Feb/March 2017

PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS:

  • “How to Write About Minor Characters Who Are People of Color” – Palm Bay Writer’s Group – FL – 2021
  • “Traditional Publishing Pros and Cons” – Palm Bay Writer’s Group – FL – 2021
  • “How to Produce Horror” – Palm Bay Writers’ Club – FL – 2020
  • “How to Write Action” – Palm Bay Writers’ Club – FL – 2020
  • “Dialogue Advice” – Palm Bay Writers’ Club – FL – 2020
  • “Writing about Halloween and Autumn” – Palm Bay Writers’ Club – FL – 2019
  • “11 Things You Should Do on Goodreads” – The Wild Rose Press – Online – 2019
  • “Spice Up Your Amazon Book Pages and Author Profile” – The Wild Rose Press – Online – 2019
  • “Spice Up Your Amazon Book Pages and Author Profile” – Palm Bay Writers’ Club – FL- 2019
  • “How to Save Your Work” & “Editing Techniques” – Palm Bay Writers’ Club – FL – 2019
  • “Welcome to the Blogosphere – Blogging for Authors” – Authors for Authors Writers’ Conference – FL – 2019
  • “Blogging for Authors” – Palm Bay Writers’ Club – FL – 2019

 

EVENTS:

KEYNOTE:

Brandeis University Library National Women’s Committee Luncheon – FL- 2018

CONFERENCES:

SORMAG Book Fest – Online – 2019

Space Coast Book Lovers – FL – 2019

Authors for Authors Writers’ Conference – FL (SPEAKER) – 2019

Authors in a Box – FL – 2018

Authors for Authors – FL – 2018

Brevard Authors Cocoa Village Book Fest – FL – 2018

Space Coast Book Lovers – FL – 2018

Authors for Authors – FL – 2017

Space Coast Book Lovers – FL – 2017

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ARTICLE FEATURES:

Romance and Suspense on Tap from Brevard authors – Florida Today

Blogger Breaks Through with First Novel – Florida Today

Authors Host Writing Workshop in Melbourne – Hometown News Brevard 

Authors’ Seminar (Authors for Authors) – Florida Today

INTERVIEWS:

Hangin With Web Show – 2017

Off the Chain with Yvonne Mason – 2017

Marketing with Your One Word with Evan Carmichael – 2017

EXPERIENCE:

THEFIGHTINGCHANCE.ORG:

The Fighting Chance is a fictional self-defense studio run by Beth Kennedy/Goldwyn in the Disaster Crimes series by Chrys Fey. In the books, it is a place where people (men, women, young and old) went to learn confidence, strength, and how to defend themselves.

“She also had The Fighting Chance—a place she went to in the real world and a place that dwelled inside her.” – from A Fighting Chance (Disaster Crimes 6)

In the book A Fighting Chance, Amanda, a sexual assault survivor and assistant self-defense instructor, mentions how she came across the website for Beth’s studio and how it had changed her life. That’s how Chrys Fey got the idea to create a website fashioned after the fictional studio. Her goal was to make it a resource for people, especially women, who want to learn more about self-defense, what to do if you’re experiencing domestic violence (or any time of abuse), and how to be an advocate.

You will find resources, videos, music, classes, and much more.

And just like in the books, all first-time students have the opportunity to sign their name on the Wall of Signatures, as a right of passage and the beginning of their journey, so go over to the Wall of Signatures page and add your first name/nickname/initials/pseudonym/alias. You can comment anonymously.

PAST PARTNERSHIP:

From 2016 to 2017, Chrys Fey was the newsletter administrator for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. She secured publishing and writing experts for the monthly newsletter to contribute articles, including Jane Friedman, Sandra Beckwith (BuildBookBuzz), Joanna Penn, Susan Kaye Quinn, Brenda Drake (creator of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad), Hannah Haney (Writer’s Digest contributor), Angela Ackerman, Elizabeth S. Craig, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Rayne Hall (Writer’s Craft series), Therese Walsh (Writer Unboxed), Elizabeth Sims (Writer’s Digest contributing editor), and more.

During this time, the IWSG was listed on Writer’s Digest’s 19th Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers (listed at #64), and the newsletter received a favorable mention because it “boasted industry pros,” including Jessica Strawser, the editorial director of the Writer’s Digest magazine who provided an article titled “Patricia Cornwell’s Advice on Insecurity.”

While Chrys Fey was an administrator for the IWSG, she pitched the idea for monthly optional questions twice after seeing interest in the blog hop waning. Monthly optional questions for the blog hop are still in use today.

Chrys had also participated in a live YouTube interview for the IWSG with Evan Carmichael, author of Your One Word.

As a blog hop member, Chrys advocated for diversity. After she was asked to be a judge for their 2021 romance anthology, she noticed all the judges were white and how that reflected most panels since 2016. This prompted her to step down as a judge and request an equally qualified BIPOC author or two to take her place. 

Chrys also created and ran the Insecure Writer’s Support Group Book Club on Goodreads from April 2017 to July 2021. She created the book club for writers to read/learn about the craft of writing. The book club had 457 members at the time the book club was taken in a new direction and she passed on the torch to one of her long-time moderators.