Author Spotlight: Kellie Storm
November 14, 2023 • News
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?
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!
Stay up to date with all of Kellie’s latest releases here.
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