Cristy Rey is the author of the urban fantasy, Incarnate Series. She also writes unconventional, romantic women’s fiction. She’d say she writes the books Jane Austen would have written if Jane had been a riot grrrl. Cristy lives in Miami, FL where she spends most of her days in a library and most of her nights surrounded by cats.
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What's the story behind your latest book?
The Incarnate series was something I started working on over ten years ago. Sunday and Cyrus and this crazy supernatural quasi-romance about a god-like woman who lives on the run and the werewolf who has been contracted to find her...their sordid history that has been wiped from Sunday's memories...the way Cyrus' torment and ire morphs into love and devotion...it's been with me for so long that I can't remember a time when I didn't daydream about what lay ahead for them. Thankfully, I got the boost I needed to finally commit it to text from a friend and now...now "Taking Back Sunday" is the result. In Fall 2015, I'll be releasing Book #3 in the Incarnate series, "Wolf Parade."
Besides that, I'm releasing my next title - a standalone women's fiction/ new adult title - "The Closest Thing to OK" in May 2015. Once "Wolf Parade" is out, I'll be returning to a passion project that I've been staging for a few weeks now, a paranormal suspense/ mystery with a dash of romance.
What is your writing process?
I used to be a pants-er that did a lot of heavy revision and self-editing after the first draft was complete. Later, I became a modified pants-er that bullet point outlined plot point summaries. Lately, though, I've been trying something new: careful structuring of novels a la KM Weiland's advice on Helping Writers Become Authors. I've become more strategic not just in writing part, but in all aspects of the publishing process.