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March 23, 2015

A to Z Theme Reveal


This is my 300th blog post! :D



This is my second year participating in the A to Z Challenge. Last year, I didn't do a theme reveal because I was sticking to the theme for my blog (writing). This year, though, I'm doing something different.

It wasn't difficult for me to figure out I wanted my theme to reflect my Disaster Crimes series. I mentioned this idea only a couple of times in comments and in my interview on the A to Z blog after last year's challenge ended. One person thought I'd do an A to Z on crimes. I'm not. I'm doing an A to Z on...

DISASTERS!

I'll be blogging about natural disasters and manmade disasters. I packed in interesting facts and even tips on how to survive certain disasters.

I hope you'll follow my blog and challenge!

Thanks for stopping by! :)



QUESTION: What do you think of my theme?



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158 comments:

sage said...

Your theme will be a diasaster :)

Rhonda Albom said...

Disasters - interesting topic. I revealed today too.

nashvillecats2 said...

Sounds exciting and interesting. Good luck.

Tasha Duncan-Drake said...

Great theme, sounds like you had a lot of research to do. So which are more devastating, natural disasters or man made disasters?
Tasha
Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That will be an interesting theme. We might actually learn from it. If Mt. St. Helens is one of your disasters, let me know - I took a great shot of one of the eruptions.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Chrys - excellent theme - it'll be fun to read your entries ... I wonder which ones you'll choose ..time weill tell - cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Disasters will be awesome! To read about, not to have happen, of course.

Carrie-Anne said...

That sounds like a really interesting theme! I've always been drawn to the disturbing, depressing, and macabre, probably because the first book I ever read was Grimms' Fairy Tales.

Pat Hatt said...

Disasters will sure be a fun one. Plenty of those to dig into. Congrats on 300!

Anonymous said...

Ah, that sounds interesting.

Chrys Fey said...

Haha! Good one. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Rhonda. I'll be checking out your theme soon. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Yvonne. The posts were fun to write.

Chrys Fey said...

I did have a lot of research, but I learned a lot which was fun. I think both types of disasters can be equally devastating, but it seems Mother Nature takes the win.

Chrys Fey said...

Volcanoes is one of my themes. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

I hope you find my posts interesting, Hillary. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Of course! ;)

Chrys Fey said...

I've always been drawn to dark stories and topics too.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Pat! :D

Chrys Fey said...

Glad you think so, Debra. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

What an intriguing theme! Good luck, Chrys!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Madeline!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I can't wait to read these. I think I found your blog during last year's A to Z and I'm so glad I did.

Jeffrey Scott said...

Interesting theme. I like the topic. Just hope your month is not disastrous. LOL
Will be looking forward to reading your posts.

Lidy said...

Congrats on your 300th post! And good luck with your disasters theme. Speaking of which I'm reminded of my own usual disastrous mornings...woosa

Jennifer Hawes said...

Disasters? Awesome theme. Will be visiting your blog during the challenge!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Interesting theme. Looking forward to reading them.

Jay Noel said...

Looking forward to losing sleep...ahem...I mean, reading your informative posts in April!

DL Hammons said...

I can see that being some interesting reading. Color me intrigued! :)

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Oh good, I'm not the only one with a dark theme this year :D (I'm doing 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary over at MopDog). This should be interesting!

@TarkabarkaHolgy from
Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

Sarah Foster said...

Awesome theme! Can't wait to learn about all of the different disasters :)

Beverley Baird said...

Sounds like a fascinating topic. Thanks for stopping by.

Joanne Sisco said...

Love your theme!!! .... there is sooooo much potential in there. Looking forward to it.

CA Heaven said...

Interesting theme. Probably plenty to choose from, both past and present. I'll be back to read more in April >:)

Cold As Heaven

NV said...

This should be loads of fun! I love disasters.
Well - let me rephrase that - I don't love disasters, I love disaster stories. This should be lots of fun!

Kelly Hashway said...

Definitely an original theme.

Chrys Fey said...

I hope April isn't disastrous because I'm moving and have an ebook coming out!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Lidy!

Chrys Fey said...

Awesome! I look forward to spending time on your blog as well. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Annalisa!

Chrys Fey said...

LOL! Hopefully you don't lose too much sleep.

Chrys Fey said...

Woot! I'm happy that my theme intrigues you, DL!

Chrys Fey said...

Wow! Now that's a different theme. I like it!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Sarah! I have a lot of cool facts for each post. :)

Chrys Fey said...

And thanks for returning the visit, Beverley!

Chrys Fey said...

I hope I don't disappoint. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, CA! I hope to see you in April. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I love disaster stories too, which is why I write them. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Kelly. I tried. :)

Deborah Weber said...

Fascinating - can't wait to read your series. Disasters anagrams into a distress which seems very appropriate, no?

Roland D. Yeomans said...

50 COMMENTS! Wow. Way to go. I think I know what disaster you will talk about for Z! :-)

Melissa Sugar said...

Wow! I thing your theme is fascinating and unique. I've never come across a theme remotely like it. You've hooked me and I will be back during April to read about the disasters. This really is an unusual and brilliant theme

Diana Wilder said...

As a lifelong rubbernecker (at accidents) and an avid news-watcher, I see I'll have keep stopping by! It sounds fabulous!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a fun theme.

~Patricia Lynne~
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

marie said...

Are there so many kinds of desasters? I'm looking forward to your post and to learn many new things! :)

betty said...

What a very interesting theme!! I look forward to reading what you come up with regarding disasters :) I do like your theme!!

betty

Sophie Duncan said...

Now I'll be interested in the 'how to survive' bits :) Enjoy your A to Zing :)

Sophie
Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
FB3X
Wittegen Press

Unknown said...

love it, can't wait to read the posts! :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Deborah! I hope you enjoy my Challenge and series. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Do you? Hmm.... ;)

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad you think so, Melissa. :D

diedre Knight said...

Woo-Hoo! 300th! Congratulations, you make it seem like a breeze :-)
Oh I'll be checking in, love the theme!

Chrys Fey said...

Awesome! Thanks, Diana!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Patricia!

Chrys Fey said...

Oh there are! :D

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Betty! I had fun writing my posts because the theme excited even me. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I'll definitely enjoy my A to Zing. I hope you do too!

Chrys Fey said...

I hope you enjoy them, Beth. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Diedre. I make it look like a breeze because you can't see me. ;)

Lux G. said...

Congrats on another one. Wow is writing even hard for you? :)

Donna McDine said...

Love your theme! Unique! Have fun with it. I look forward to visiting!

Stephen Tremp said...

Now that's a really cool theme! I'll be stopping by top check out your posts. And I'll help on your blog tour. Love the cover art too.

Shell Flower said...

Awesome theme! I love apocalypse stories, and they all depend on epic adventures. Can't wait to see it!

Julie Flanders said...

Interesting! I will definitely be following. And congrats on #300, that's fantastic. :)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Disasters sound intriguing. I'll be here.

S. L. Hennessy said...

Disasters! That sounds like fun. I believe I feature them in my letter D post. I can't wait to check in on your disasters this challenge!

cleemckenzie said...

Love the theme. Hate the disasters. I'll sign up on your release. Would love to have you on my Hats Off Corner in May

Shonna Slayton said...

Sorry if this double-posts; something weird happened there. Congrats on blog post #300. Great theme choice--it should draw a lot of people in.

Anna Tan said...

Yay on post #300.
And disasters would make an interesting conversation piece during A to Z!

anna @ Deeply Shallow

Denise Covey said...

Congrats Chrys on 300 posts! And on a good choice for the challenge. I'll swing by weekly-ish to check out bulk posts. You'll have no trouble finding natural disasters. I live in the land of natural disasters! :-)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Congratulations on 300 posts! And your theme sounds great! Definitely an interesting topic.

Anonymous said...

This will be an interesting read! I can be thankful for all the disasters I wasn't a part of. Congrats on your 300th post!

Unknown said...

300 posts, that's awesome! Looking forward to seeing what creative genius happens here this April.

Vanessa Morgan said...

What a fun idea for the challenge!

Chrys Fey said...

LOL! I'm a good re-writer. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Donna! I will have fun with it. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad you like my theme, Stephen. And the cover art for my stories. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Yay! I'm glad you like my theme.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Julie!

Chrys Fey said...

Yay!!! :D

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, S.L.! Disasters aren't fun in real life, of course, but they are sure a lot of fun to learn about and write about. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you so much for signing up for my tour, C Lee!

Chrys Fey said...

No double post here. But Blogger has been acting up on me lately, so no worries. Thank you, Shonna!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Anna! I'm looking forward to the conversation. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Denise! Nope, no trouble at all finding natural disasters. There are a ton!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you times two! :D

Chrys Fey said...

The only disasters I've experiences are hurricanes and wild fires.

Chrys Fey said...

That you, Anne! I sure hope my posts are genius. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad you think so, Vanessa!

Anne said...

Disasters. Oh, my gosh. That's an awesome theme. Heavy stuff, of course, but has super humor potential, too. ;-)

Lisa said...

What a theme! I think disasters are great and very original. Go girl! Thanks for commenting on my blog at lisabuiecollard.com

Anne M Bray said...

Love your theme! I'm wearing a walking disaster today.
I'll add you to my A-Z reading list!

Stephanie Bird said...

Outstanding theme Chrys. I can't wait to read what you come up with. Congrats on your 300th post as well. Well done!

Deb Atwood said...

Your disaster theme should keep us all on our toes. I live in earthquake country, so maybe I'll learn something...Happy writing and congrats on your 300th!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Very interesting topic! Love it.

Jeffrey Scott said...

So here is the question I have, as this is going to be my first year doing this. Should I have had a theme reveal yesterday? My A-Z blog plan for April was just going to be poetry.

Breathing Life said...

cool theme. Not for the faint of heart!

Chrys Fey said...

I'm not sure if my posts are humorous. You'll have to stick around to let me know. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome for the comment, Lisa. And I'm thrilled you like my theme. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for adding me to your A-Z list, Anne! :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, thank you, Stephanie! :D

Chrys Fey said...

You might learn quite a bit about earthquakes. ;) Thanks, Deb!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Elizabeth!

Chrys Fey said...

Participating in the theme reveal is completely optional. Last year was my first year doing the Challenge and I had no idea about the theme reveal. So you're just fine. If you want, you can see if you can still sign up for the reveal and post it today. I'm still popping around randomly on the list, so other people may be too. :)

Chrys Fey said...

A couple of the topics may be a bit odd or shiver-inducing, but I kept all of the posts clean. :)

Lisa Thomson said...

That's an awesome theme, Chrys and of course I'll be following along!

Jeffrey Scott said...

Okay, that's good to know. Things have been so hectic, and I've been doings so much writing lately I was afraid I was not getting something. I need a day to just concentrate on my writing and blogging. Shove everything else out the window.

Sue McPeak said...

We should all be prepared for Disasters, but most of us aren't. Glad you are on top of what to do in both natural and man made. I'll be baaaaack!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my Reveal.
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
AtoZ 2015 Challenge
AJ's wHooligans

Chrys Fey said...

I hear ya! I'm going to be moving during the Challenge and have an ebook coming out. April is going to be crazy!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Lisa! I'm so happy we found each other's blogs. :)

Chrys Fey said...

We should be prepared for disasters but when they happen, even the most prepared person can fall apart. Thanks, Sue! I look forward to getting to know you more through the Challenge. :)

Nick Wilford said...

Great theme. I look forward to the advice although I hope I never have to use it!

Doreen McGettigan said...

I don't want to say I am a fan of disasters but I do think it is very important to learn about them so we can be prepared or so we don't repeat what didn't work. Great theme! I am really looking forward to following along.

Unknown said...

Ohh! Disasters! I like!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic theme! Now I know I will survive no matter what happens. ;)

Sue Archer
Doorway Between Worlds

Sylvia Ney said...

Congratulations on the 300th post! Seems like I'm already following your blog, so thanks for the follow back ;-)

Cortney Pearson said...

300th post? Amazing!! And I love your theme! Brilliant! My mom loves disaster movies and that's instantly what I thought of when I saw your theme, can't wait to see more of your posts!

Unknown said...

Disasters! Interesting

Patsy said...

Plenty of disastrous potential with that theme!

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Now this is different, and I like that Chrys! Sure I'll be reading all I can. You might find interesting my blog, Storm Stories - In the Path of Rita, where I chronicled our experience riding out a direct hit from Rita and the month & a half it took to get back to normal. Here's the link: http://storm-stories---in-the-path-of-r.blogspot.com/

Sara C. Snider said...

Everyone loves a good disaster. (Theoretically, anyway--I'm not a terrible person!) ;) Cool theme, and good luck with the challenge!

TBM said...

Sounds like a lot of fun in a destructive way. Signed up to help you out.

Chrys Fey said...

I hope you never have to use it either.

Chrys Fey said...

I'm only a fan of writing or reading about them. :) Thank you so much for signing up for my blog tour!

Chrys Fey said...

Yay!!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Sue! And I sure hope so.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Sylvia! Really? Small world. I'm sorry that I wasn't following your blog sooner.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, thank you! I love disaster movies too. That's probably where my love for writing about them came from. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks!

Chrys Fey said...

Oh yes!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Barbara! And you can bet I'll check out your post. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Haha! I know what you mean. ;) Thanks, Sara!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you so much for signing up for my blog tour! :D

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Susan! I remember your posts from last year. I LOVED them and I know I'll love your posts for this year. :)

Anonymous said...

Disasters - that's a unique theme! Should be interesting! :)

Liz Blocker said...

I love your theme!! I also love going around and seeing what everyone is doing. This is going to be a great challenge :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Linda. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I love seeing what everyone else is doing too. :)

Christine Rains said...

Now this is original! Love it. Can't wait to read what you have next month. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Christine! :) I hope you find my posts interesting.

Yanting Gueh said...

Love your theme choice (though I don't love disasters). Have a great time with the A-Z challenge, Chrys. I'm looking forward to reading your posts. And I don't know if I'd congratulated you on the two upcoming releases previously, but here it is just in case: Well done, you! I wonder if you have a list of tweets you'd like us to share as well? Feel free to let me know because I'm open to sharing genre other than kids' books on Twitter.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Claudine! I'll have to create some tweets when my ebooks come out. I'm not on Twitter, but I appreciate any help I can get. :)

Shan Jeniah Burton said...

Love the theme - and my natural disaster loving ten year old, might, too!

Chrys Fey said...

Awesome! I think you'd both have fun reading my posts then. :)

Abbie said...

Thanks so much Chrys! I loved your blog and your theme 'Disasters'. Your books look great! I'd be looking out for them to add to my reads for 2015. Stay in touch at Abbie's Adventure Diaries http://abbiesadventurediaries.blogspot.com/

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you for stopping by, Abbie! :D

Suzy said...

Thanks for dropping by my theme reveal post. Your theme sounds very interesting.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank, Suzy! And thanks for returning the visit. :)