Behind the Words
Chris Storm has been writing short stories and poetry since she first held a pen in her hand. At fifteen years old, she began her first job as a sales clerk at JC Penney and would return home at the end of the day to entertain her family with all sorts of tales about the customers and staff. Even the bus ride to work wove anecdotes to share. Her mother said she had the ability to see into the hearts and souls of people and had a gift for storytelling. She told her daughter to keep writing, and Chris hasn’t stopped since.
Chris is the retired founder and president of IntellSource Inc., a medical consulting company in Pittsburgh, PA. After years of working as an insurance consultant, she saw a unique niche in the medical market and seized the opportunity by outbidding a national, multi-million-dollar medical management company and offering a more personalized, local service at a lower fee. IntellSource Inc. was created to market and manage the physician's Second Opinion Medical Exams, necessary in most insurance cases pending litigation. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing from a private Western New York college, she was able to successfully market IntellSource's services to physicians, insurance companies, attorneys and rehabilitation companies across the city through presentations and medical seminars.
That same entrepreneurial spirit moved Chris, after a family relocation to Saratoga Springs, New York, to close IntellSource and turn her part-time passion for writing into a full-time career. She began attending writers conferences across the country. She has written ten books. She is a member of RWA and ACFW. Many of her submissions placed in the finals of the Genesis Writing Contest. She has been a judge for the Carol Awards for several years.
Chris has been actively involved in her community as a volunteer for Community Hospice, wherein she helped to maintain dignity and quality of life even in its final moments. She is an active member of the Junior League of Buffalo, New York, purposed to aid single-mother, heads of household, in poverty.
Chris has been happily married for over thirty-five years and is now residing in her hometown of Western New York. She is the proud mother of two grown children, graduates from Colgate University and Columbia University, who are now living and working in New York City.