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The Heart & Soul of a Writer

The Writer's Prompt Author Interviews of 2022

Today we visit Cree Storm, an M/M Paranormal Romance writer from Quebec, Canada. Let me introduce you to her. Better yet, let me give her the honour of the introduction.

Hi there everyone. I'm Cree Storm. I'm a sister, a mom, a grandmother and a wife. I am the luckiest woman alive as far as I'm concerned. I have a beautiful family, and know if times get hard, I have my soul mate right there to help me through it. What makes my life even better is being able to do what I love for a living. I have always had a great imagination, and bringing those characters to life for you makes my heart and soul sing.

Although I travelled as a military brat and lived in places like Germany, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico, I have settled in Quebec, Canada, with my husband. I love being surrounded by nature and wildlife. There is nothing like sitting and watching the birds, squirrels and chipmunks fluttering around my yard or travelling around Canada and finding my mind creating worlds for you all to enjoy. Life is good, and I just want to bring some of my happiness into your life and hopefully make you smile, laugh and get away from everyday stress. Hugs and Love to you all, and I hope you enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

Thank you, Cree, for joining me today. My readers and I are looking forward to getting to know you better.

So let's begin. What inspired you to become a writer?

I am the youngest of four kids, and the oldest was ten years older than me, the other almost nine years older. They had already gone off to live their lives, and my brother was in private school, so I was on my own a lot. I lived in a very rural place surrounded by woods. The closest kids were over five miles away, which left me with a lot of time on my own. I would often get lost in these grand places my imagination would come up with, whether in the woods or my room. When I wasn't doing that, I read all kinds of books…especially Hardy Boys books (I loved those the most). It especially helped me go into that world of literature when my mom got cancer, and I would help her when she had Chemo treatments. Reading took me away from the horrors of my reality. I knew then all I wanted to do was write. I wanted to create a world someone going through a tough time could escape to for only a short time.

Your response moved me to tears. Thank you for sharing it with us. Most people find any art form therapeutic; I know I do. How long have you been writing?

I don't know how to answer that. I wrote many things during my school years but didn't get the chance to enter the writing field I'm in now until 2013.

What type of writer are you? For example, do you plan out your storyline and have a bio for each character, or do you let the creativity flow and see where it leads you?

Hahahaha. That is always a question that tickles my funny bone. Okay, let me try and explain why I find it humorous. Maybe it would be best to give you an example.