Friday, January 20, 2017

I can't believe I SURVIVED!

"This is Chrys Fey reporting for Disaster 5 News. I am in West Palm Beach, Florida where a tsunami hit yesterday morning. I have Tara Tyler with me, a survivor of the tsunami. Tara, can you tell our viewers what happened, and how you survived?"

"Well, I'm a teacher at the middle school, and you know they never cancel school for weather here in Florida. We just do all sorts of drills - hurricane, tornado, fire, and ALICE. That's a lock down. And we hide under our desks or cover our heads at the lockers, or whatever. But we never had a tsunami drill! We had no idea what to do, so I used it as a teaching moment. I needed to keep the kids calm, so as I gathered them up, I asked them questions. What is a tsunami? What might happen? Where would be a safe place? They were great. We figured a tsunami meant mass destruction at the beaches, and probably flooding where we are further inland. We grabbed stuff that would keep us afloat and ran upstairs to the roof, yelling for other classes to do the same. The flooding was pretty bad, all the way up to the second floor. But we survived."

Hope you enjoyed this "I survived" moment sponsored by Chrys Fey as she releases her latest Disaster Crime novel TSUNAMI CRIMES! See the linky list to read more exciting survival stories!

Title: Tsunami Crimes
Series: Disaster Crimes #3
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Romantic-Suspense

Beth and Donovan have come a long way from Hurricane Sabrina and the San Francisco earthquake. Now they are approaching their wedding day and anxiously waiting to promise each other a lifetime of love. The journey down the aisle isn’t smooth, though, as they receive threats from the followers of the notorious criminal, Jackson Storm. They think they’ll be safe in Hawaii, but distance can’t stop these killers. Not even a tsunami can.

This monstrous wave is the most devastating disaster Beth has ever faced. It leaves her beaten, frightened. Is she a widow on her honeymoon? As she struggles to hold herself together and find Donovan, she’s kidnapped by Jackson's men.

Fearing her dead, Donovan searches the rubble and shelters with no luck. The thought of her being swept out to sea is almost too much for him to bear, but the reality is much worse. She’s being used as bait to get him to fall into a deadly trap.

If they live through this disaster, they may never be the same again. 



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Monday, January 16, 2017

#WritersLife #Survey 3! - Getting Creative

I have only two stops left on my Cradle Rock Release Party blog tour, C. Lee McKenzie (1/16) and Crystal Collier (1/25) Woot! It's been a hoot!

Now, I'd like to continue my search for answers - Writers' answers to Writerly questions! Here's #WritersLife Survey 3, and I embedded it right into my post for your convenience!

What do you think? Hopefully I'll find out soon! Thanks for playing!

If you have any questions to offer, I'm up for asking! And I'd like to know if you have any trouble with the form. I know it's not quite as user friendly on a smart phone... Here's the link just in case.

Hope your 2017 is off to a brilliant start!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017 = Shine Forth

Happy Septendecdischili!
And Happy First IWSG of the New Year!

Fellow writers,
This year I invite you to join me as I challenge myself to reach more readers. I have tried several avenues and attempted many ventures, but I know I could do better. I put together a small list of things for us to try or improve upon...
  • A Newsletter - I have a quarterly one that links to my Newsy Blog, but I need to improve it. I have a hard time with it because it's all about me and I really hate to sound like I'm bragging - it's pure fear and adrenaline, but I try to make it sound positive...
    • Offer giveaways
    • Keep it short and informative
    • Don't send it too often
    • Always have a signup sheet at events
  • The Blog/Author page - I'm still deciding what I want to do. I definitely need to neaten it up and make it more professional-looking...
  • Book Events - I love doing these, but I need to be more pro-active and reach out to schools and organizations...
  • Marketing - the dreaded.
    • More creative videos - let's get viral! See my Cradle Rock guest post at L. Diane Wolf's on Monday (1/9) for some ideas on author videos!
    • Pay for ads on social media - sometimes a little will get you a lot
    • Better giveaway campaigns - with a group? with cooler prizes? hmm...
  • Shiny New Ideas
    • With recent feedback, I'll be revising my Pop Travel screenplay - I'm determined!
    • I'm also outlining a new story - taking a break from my two series once they both have three books. Yes, I can see it within my reach.
Let's break barriers! Let's move mountains! Let's finish what we start!

I will take any and all advice you guys have. Join in the fun in planning and dreaming!

Lastly, I have a few stops left for my CRADLE ROCK Release Party!

1/4 Ken Rahmoeller Dragons
1/9 L. Diane Wolfe Marketing Tips - Live & Online
1/16 C Lee McKenzie Grownup Stereotypes
1/11 M. J. Fifield Crazy Road Trip
1/25 Crystal Collier Poetry & Songs in Stories - Writerly Wed

I'm also happy to announce the winners from my Cradle Rock Release Party December Giveaway!

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