Author Spotlight: Kellie Storm | CJC Photography

Author Spotlight: Kellie Storm

CJC: How did you get started as an author and what made you want to pursue that field?

KS: I was obsessed with reading romance.  It was around the time we were shut down in 2020 that I had decided that I have plenty of stories to be told.

CJC: What do you find to be the most rewarding and challenging part of being an author and what hurdles have you overcome while striving towards your goals?

KS: The most rewarding part is being a part of an amazing community of like-minded people. They are full of support and end up being your biggest cheerleaders.

The most challenging part is finding the time to sit and focus.  Sometimes the whole brain-to-keyboard thing short-circuits. What are words?

CJC: Which novel has been your favorite to write and why?

KS: I loved writing my first Duet with Amelia, however, my solo debut novel has been my absolute favorite.  The characters were able to find their voices through me.  I was just a vessel for their journey.

CJC: For first-time readers of your work, which book would you recommend?

KS: Sweet Dreams, baby!

CJC: If one of your books were made into a movie, which would you select and who would you like to star in it?

KS: Oh, definitely Sweet Dreams. I would cast Jon Dretto as the Rockstar and Josephine Langford.  Her on-screen attitude fits Brisa.

CJC: For those looking to become an author, what advice would you give them?

KS: Keep writing. Every author’s voice is different.

Your words could change someone’s life.

CJC: If you could co-write a book with any author, who would it be and why?

KS: Oh, not me fan-girling.  I think I’d like to co-write with L.J. Shen. Every sentence consumes me in her books.  I think a combination of our author voices would be lethal! 

CJC: Favorite motto?

KS: I’m going to write what I want to read, and I’m going to have fun with it.

CJC: What do you do to overcome writer’s block?

KS: Usually, I take a few days and step away from the screen completely. I work out. Swim. Go for walks. I also read a lot.

CJC: In one word, how would you describe your writing style?

KS: Distinctive.

CJC: Which do you find harder to do… writing the blurb for your story or selecting the cover?

KS: Blurb for sure. I tend to talk fast and overshare. The combo together is brutal when trying to write a blurb since I voice-record it before I write it.

CJC: Do you have authors who inspire you? And if so, who and why?

KS: Kandi Steiner is always so positive and radiates confidence.

Jenny Peterson, she has become a really good friend of mine. Her passion for writing is contagious. It fuels her in the best ways. It’s sort of rubbed off on me. <3

BB Easton, seeing what “44 Chapters About 4 Men” has turned into on Netflix; a girl could only dream.

Penelope Douglas, if you’ve read any of their books, you’ll know why.  The first sentence of every book sucks me in.

CJC: What is your writing process like?

KS: It’s sloppy.  I write when I can, as much as I can. If the characters are talking to me, I write.  If I need a break, I take it. 

CJC: What new projects are you currently working on and what are your goals for the remainder of the year?

KS: The Dreams Trilogy has two more books already in the works.  I also have two new series brewing in Google Docs.

CJC: Any final thoughts you would like to share with the CJC Photography readers?

KS: It’s been a pleasure to work with you, Chris, and Eric!  And I can’t wait to do it again!

CJC: “Sweet Dreams” is now available for purchase here!

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On Tuesday, November 14th 2023 at 6:06 pm, Kellie Storm said:

I love that you do this!

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