Welcome to the about the author page.
Here’s a little bit about me:
I love books!
Not only do I love reading them… I love writing them!
By day, I work as a Children’s Librarian. By evening, and every other chance I get, I work as a children’s writer!
When I’m not reading books,
I’m shelving them,
or writing them.
My favorites are picture books.
Some of my other interests include (but are not limited to)
my punderful husband, Jake, coffee and cozy blankets, and always breakfast food.
The Odds and Ends of Chelsea
Chelsea is a proud member and supporter of the groups SCBWI & Julie Hedlund’s 12X12 Challenge.
Chelsea is a neurodiverse creator; she has ADHD.
Chelsea is a HUGE animal lover and documentary nerd.
Two of her personal heroes are Jane Goodall & Betty White.
Chelsea loves stories with lots of heart and a good helping of humor.
She also loves scarves, arguably too much, especially considering she rarely ever wears them because she’s terrified that she will somehow strangle herself. That being said, over the years, she has managed her scarf addiction.
Chelsea can most often be spotted with a cup of coffee and her sloth backpack.
When she isn’t at home playing in her garden, with her pets, or writing fantastic tales, she can usually be found in the park or library with a good book. And if you can’t find her there, you should probably check the hammock. Speaking of hammocks…
Chelsea loves hammocks and cookies. Who doesn’t?
And while we’re on the topic of food. The way to Chelsea’s heart is food. Give her fresh bread, offer her some chips, or hand her a hot beverage, and you’ve just gained a new friend. If you don’t believe it, just ask her husband. As the story goes, he’s still feeding her today… and they couldn’t be happier.
Something else to know about her is that her favorite animals are foxes, bats, and giraffes. She is also fascinated by sea turtles and thinks otters and penguins are too cute.
She’s also a tea drinker, book reviewer, fort builder, stuffed animal collector, jewelry maker, cinephile, night owl, midnight coffee brewer, wine enthusiast, and Hufflepuff. Her favorite past-time is being seven and living in Washington State. Her favorite Charles Boyle line from Brooklyn Nine-Nine is “yippie-kayak-other-buckets.” Her favorite cheesy expression is, “stay fresh, cheese bags.”
Top five favorite movies
- Dan in Real Life
- The Other Guys
- The Lego Batman Movie
- I Love You Man
- Kung Fu Panda
Tangled, Shazam! Despicable Me, 17 Again, Knives Out, The Aristocats, Ratatouille, All of Harry Potter, Original Star Wars Series, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, X-Men: First Class, Flipped, Megamind, MI 4: Ghost Protocol The Count of Monte Cristo, Charade, Rear Window, An Affair to Remember, Arsenic and Old Lace, Becoming Jane, Finding Neverland, Chocolat, Lady in the Water, The Illusionist, Sherlock Holmes, We Bought A Zoo, The Guilt Trip, Crazy Stupid Love, The Parent Trap, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Incredibles, Frozen, Little Women.
Taste in Telivision Shows
- Only Murders In The Building
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- BOB’S BURGERS
- The Office
- New Girl
- Anne With An E
- Stranger Things
- Parks and Recreation
- How I Met Your Mother
- The Last Airbender (Anime)
- Demon Slayer (Anime)
- Hunter X Hunter (Anime)
Taste in Authors/illustrators
- K.G. Cambpell
- Julie Fogliano
- Adam Rex
- Scott Campbell
- Tara Lazar
- Alice Hoffman
- Stephanie Meyers
- Kate DiCamillo
- William Joyce
- Jon Klassen
- J.K. Rowling
- Ryan T. Higgins
- Charlotte Bronte
- Bernhard Schlink
- Oscar Wilde
- George Bernard Shaw
Taste in Picture Books
- Yuck, a Love Story by Don Gillmor, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
- Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans by Jesse Miller, illustrated by Barbara Bakos
- The Monstore by Tara Lazar, illustrated by James Burks
- The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino
- Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang
- Click, Clack, Moo! by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin
- XO, OX: A Love Story by Adam Rex, illustrated by Scott Campbell
- Rescuing Mrs. Birdley by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Emma Reynolds
- The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santan
- Strictly No Elephants written by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
- Drawn Together written and illustrated by Mihn Le
- Bird Boy written by Matthew Burgess, illustrated by Shahrzad Maydani
- Calvin Can’t Fly written by Jennifer Berne, illustrated by Keith Bendis
- Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters written and illustrated by K.G. Campbell
- And Then It’s Spring written by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
- The Curious Garden written and illustrated by Peter Brown
- This Is Not My Hat written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
- Mother Bruce written and illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins
- The Bruce Swap written and illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins
- The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore written by William Joyce, illustrated by William Joyce and Joe Bluhm
- Book’s Big Adventure written by Adam Lehrhaupt, illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell
- ISLANDBORN written by Junot Díaz, illustrated by Leo Espinosa
- YOU ARE SPECIAL written by Max Lucado, illustrated by Sergio Martinez
- Bunny’s Book Club written by Annie Silvestro, illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
- Shy Willow written and illustrated by Cat Min
- The Book With No Pictures written by B.J. Novak
- Freda and the Blue Beetle written and illustrated by Sophie Gilmore
- Poetree by Shaunua LaVoy Reynolds, illustrated by Shahrzad Sliney
- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
- A Small Zombie Problem by K.G. Campbell
- Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
- Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace
- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
- Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
- A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt
- The Brave by James Bird
- Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli
- Love, Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli
- Stolen by Lucy Christopher
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Picture Perfect by Elaine Marie Alphin
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
- The Host by Stephanie Meyers
- The Shadow Club by Neal Shusterman
- The Shadow Club Rising by Neal Shusterman
- Thin Ice by Marsha Qualey
- Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
- The Importance of Being Earnest (a play) by Oscar Wilde
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Misery by Stephen King
- Intensity by Dean Koontz
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
- The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
- The Green Mile by Stephen King
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak