“Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.” -Tom Robbins
I know I look completely normal in this picture. Stare deeper into those Scorpio eyes (Scorpio is my astrological sign) and you’ll see the inner workings of a creatively chaotic mind. I’m okay with that though. Hi dear reader, I’m Crystal “DCS” Storm. DCS was the pen name I wrote under when I wrote the first two Synarchy Novels. For future novels I’ve decided I’m using my real name so don’t get confused. Now, that that’s cleared up, let’s continue. You’re here to learn more about the Mind of Crystal Storm so here’s the cliff notes:
Favorite author: Dean Kootnz. Favorite Book: Phantoms. Favorite TV Show(s): Battlestar Galactica, Farscape, Fringe. Favorite movie: Aliens, Star Wars Return of The Jedi, Star Wars The Force Awakens. Top 5 favorite video games are: Civilization 5, Dragon Age Inquisition, Horizon Zero Dawn, Tomb Raider 2013 & Rise of The Tomb Raider . Favorite Pen: Uni-ball vision elite purple. There’s usually one clipped to the front of whatever shirt I’m wearing. Yes I am geeky like that. I”m not married, I don’t have any children (don’t want any) but I do have a dog, a Siberian husky named Angel as of this writing he is 16 and still fabulous.
I was born the glorious day of November 19th, 1980. I make every attempt to celebrate the entire month, not just the day when it’s birthday time. When I was growing up I wanted to be a lawyer. I went to college intending on staring my studies with a degree in Political Science and then trekking off to law school. What actually happened was that I had way too much fun not going to class, and after a year UNCC politely asked me not to return.
After that, tail between my legs, and facing the disappointment of my mother (which sucked, trust me you wouldn’t want to disappoint my mother either) I stepped into the work force and started a career in Records Management. Now, I come from a business minded family, it’s in the blood you could say. I love creating things, and I enjoy managing the strengths and creativity of people so I like business and I’m good at it. However, I absolutely frakkin hate corporate America. I could have made a very nice living in that cesspool but circumstances moved in such a way that I got an opportunity to take myself seriously as a writer. I grabbed onto it, and I haven’t looked back.
It was a moment where my life was horrible and I decided that if I was going to change I needed to change my thinking that Synarchy really came to life. I don’t just want to entertain you, when you read the last page of the Awakening, or finally close the book on the Ascension, I want you to take some idea of how to step out of the mundane and into the magic of your reality. We live in exciting times, and the Synarchy series is meant to pull back the veil and show the world to you in a way that’s never been done quite like this before. I’m proud of that claim.
Nothing makes me happier than writing. I will get lost in my creative worlds for days on end, and woe be it the person who doesn’t know how to properly disengage me from my universes.
The Synarchy Series is my flagship. Two are written. More are on the way. They are science fiction (which is awesome) but a bit on the genre crossing side with some mystery, thriller, and romance thrown in. But my desire to create knows no limits so fans of my work can also look forward to a Fairy Tale for Adults, and if you’re a comic book fan you can catch my writing over at DarkBrain Comics. I have written episodes for Church of One, The Butcher (one of my favorites) Pissy Pussy, and coming soon titles like The Witches Three (another of my favorites) Envoy 82, and Church of Two.
If that wasn’t enough (and it’s not) I am also an avid chatroom, text based, free form role-play. I love, love, love, interacting with other storytellers and RP is just so much fun. I have learned so much about my characters through their interactions with others. I’m currently Roleplaying over in The Secret World MMO.
Speaking of gaming, come Game with An Author! Join me every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6PM EST on my Twitch TV Channel, We Play Games On Easy.
And if that wasn’t enough (and it’s not) I am also a radio show personality. I have two radio shows both over on the Public Service Network. One is the brain child of myself and my good radio announcer friend Julie “Plucky” Myers we call Women in Hoodies. We are live every Sunday at 9 am PST / 12 PM EST. The second is my podcast that I kick out monthly called The WooWoo Hour. You can check that out and past radio shows I’ve done on the Radio and Podcast page.
The last thing you need to know is that I and indie producer/director Aaron Williams are turning The Synarchy universe into a TV Show. We shot a promo for the series that you can view here. I’m so excited to be able to share the message and the story behind the books with a wider audience I get giggly every time I think about it.
So there you go. The cliff notes of DCS. No, I won’t tell you what the D stands for.
Crystal ‘DCS’ Storm