The New Guy in Town

It’s a wrap, loves! Check out my final novellas, Spelled Blood (Wendy and Boris’s story) and The Inevitable Sun (Hannah and Faine’s story), on Amazon. The Response Trilogy is officially complete as of last January.

Feeling sentimental. I began this endeavor in February of 2010, making it a nearly ten-year project that produced three novels, a best-selling novelette sprinkled with Easter egg words submitted by fans, and two novellas. Homeschooling my two rugrats taught me to make the most of my staggered blocks of time. My early books, little time capsules that they are, showcase an evolving understanding of what stories need. My later books reflect what I’ve learned and applied. Every work has my passion encoded in its words. Hours, days, and months of writing and rewriting scenes. Smoothing plots from my comfy green chair. Axe-ing my darlings (sob) and typing the strangest questions into my search bar for research purposes.

My gargoyle, his fairy, and the witches and vampires that colored their world will always hold a warm and squishy spot in my author heart. Fight gained me an audience. It gained me a place on library shelves and on Amazon. Perhaps most important of all, it gave me invaluable experience.

My latest project is still in the YA fantasy realm with a relatable mental health aspect that we don’t talk about, we don’t talk about, we feed the stigma unwittingly, and that needs to stop. My main girl can be witty/snarky with her baggage, which translates to this book being an incredibly fun write. To know me personally is to embrace (or tolerate) my biting quips.

I hope you, Dear Reader, will stick with me on this journey of authorhood.

I’m here for the long haul.

<3 Chelsea

Free Book!

The Timeline of Amber Brown has finally arrived! Click here to get your free-until-June eReader novelette chronicling several critical weeks in the life of Emma Briar’s best friend.

Now here’s the fun part. Last winter on my Facebook page, I asked fans for their favorite words. It wasn’t until the responses poured in that I realized I just had to do something creative with them. I originally wrote a Christmas love story unrelated to the Response Trilogy … and something was off. It just didn’t have heart. It didn’t gibe with where my head was at. I live in the world of Fight and all things Fight-related. How could I not twine this story around my beloved characters?

Enter Amber Brown. For the vast majority of Fight, your portrayal of her is completely inaccurate. It almost felt organic to pencil out the real reason she’s Emma’s best friend. To get into her head. I owed her that much because let’s be honest – none of us like Amber all that much.

Well after reading this story, you just might.

Without further ado, here are the words. Some of these were slightly more challenging to insert than others. Winebibber was my addition; I couldn’t miss out on the fun! The rest belong to my silly and awesome fans. As does Amber’s story.

THE LIST:
Winebibber
Shenanigans
Awesome
Loo
Whatever
Onomatopoeia
Fabulous
Family
Sleep
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Inconceivable
Courage
Discombobulated
Superfluous
Exacerbate
Scrupulous
Chasm
Indefatigable
Serendipitous
Altruism

I recommend making a word hunt game out of it. Love to you all.  🙂
~Chelsea

I’m Still Here!

Hey! You! Yeah, you! I’m still here, I promise!

*waves frantically*

Flight, book 2 of my Response Trilogy, just went out to my lovely betas this evening. The Timeline of Amber Brown, a novelette prequel to Fight with a release date so close I can taste it, is in its final stages (formatting). I’m sitting on some amazing cover art for that one, by the way. I know – I’m evil. I will share it very, very soon.

Looks like it’s time to outline the final book of this trilogy! I couldn’t be more excited.

Your resident author,
Chelsea