My name is Chelsea Mayse. I’m a BFA college student attending Morehead State University with a major in creative writing and a minor in graphic design. I’m the president of the university’s creative writing club and the editor of a literary and arts magazine, “Inscape”. I have won two awards for my poetry and have been published several times as a poet. I’ve worked as a judge for Scholastic and have talked with young writers in schools. I work part-time in a library and enjoy reading, drawing, designing, writing, and being with friends. I love bookstores and my Maltese/Pom, Yuri. Along with my studies this semester, I am redesigning a website and cover for a zine called “Cavelleto”, created by photographer Burtonyin Burton. I’m also a graphic design intern for the marketing department in my university!
Sweet slow burn romances, and paranormal romances. I like thrillers, dystopian, royalty, contemp. I like lyrical writing, suspenseful scenes, short chapters, prose poetry, enemies-lovers, texting, villains who are main characters, sassy bad boys, characters with anxiety issues, fat characters, unique stories, large amounts of dialogue, mysterious plot elements without the genre being a mystery (ex:hush, hush series).
Some favorite books are Outlander, The Book Thief, The Great Gatsby, Eleanor and Park, Obsidian, Confess, Ugly Love, Harry Potter, The Selection
Favorite Authors: Colleen Hoover, Cassandra Clare, Kasie West, Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer L. Armentrout, John Green, Ellen Hopkins, Tahereh Mafi, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Sophie Kinsella
I am not a fan of horror or crime/detective stories. Anything with a detective story doesn’t thrill me unless it is Nancy Drew. I don’t like high fantasy or books with too many POVs. Fantasy in general probably won’t bode well with me, unless it is urban or something close to contemporary. No SCI-fi. Unless it is SCI-fi romance and easily accessible, then maybe.
Wednesday, March 13th
His orange juice slides across the moving strip in record time.
It’s Wednesday and I have learned his habits, so I know in the middle of the week he stops by the grocery store closest to his house to buy prepackaged juice boxes before picking up his daughter, Sadie, from kindergarten. He avoids self-checkout because he doesn’t understand all the buttons, but if someone were to ask him on a day when the lines are long if he wouldn’t mind pushing over there, he would say he loved technology and hell yes.
The juice boxes are a gateway to the first twenty minutes of a Hallmark movie. The scene is shot on the elementary sidewalk and the hot, single dad is introduced hugging his sweet baby girl before you get to know how thin his benevolence really is and the mom movie ends with him screwing the twenty-something aspiring baker who could easily double as a swimsuit model and probably does in front of other cameras.
Monday through Friday, he’s an urban dad at 3:15. I’m a teenage runaway at 1:45 and by 3:00 I’m a stalker in soft jeans. I’m five-foot five inches of two sweet syllables that feel like hot shots down the throat, Pah-pee, a vocal vacation for the lips and for the legs I’m one pair of eighties’ stockings that will take you to dreamy-teen eyes hooded with rustic shades you can’t buy from Sephora.
I write poetry and fiction, but I want to put focus on fiction right now. I’ve written a YA urban fantasy and am looking to getting that revised sometime. I see myself writing more YA books right now. I want to write a romance, too. I don’t know about limiting myself to a genre, but I have no idea what my favorite to write is yet. I’ve written a lot of stories, but have only finished 2 complete novels.
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