Chelsea Sedoti lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her short stories have been published in a variety of places, including Pantheon Magazine and Helen: A Literary Magazine. When she’s not writing, Chelsea spends her time rock climbing, baking and exploring the Mojave Desert.
Chelsea’s debut THE HUNDRED LIES OF LIZZIE LOVETT (Sourcebooks Fire, January 3, 2017) is a Young Adult Contemporary Novel. Hawthorn Creely knows what really happened the night her classmate, Lizzie Lovett, vanished in the woods. Sure, her theory is a little crazy, but that only makes Hawthorn more determined to prove it true. Hawthorn launches her own investigation into Lizzie’s disappearance without stopping to ask herself the most important question of all—what if she’s wrong?
The two or three items Chelsea needs with her when she sits down to write: My laptop and a massive pile of junk food.
The literary character she’d most like to meet: Roland Deschain from The Dark Tower books. I would happily join his Ka-tet.
Her favorite childhood book: Fall Into Darkness by Christopher Pike (while I adore RL Stine, I was always more of a Christopher Pike girl).
Hobbies when not writing/reading: Urban exploration, hiking, baking, playing video games, having adventures.
Favorite Muppet and why: Rizzo, of course. Because Rizzo is awesome. (True story: When I was a teenager I had a cat named Rizzo. Everyone assumed it was after the character in Grease. Nope!)
The craziest thing she did when she was 17: I regularly convinced my friends to go for middle-of-the-night hikes or off-roading sessions (in non-off-road vehicles). I was not a smart 17 year old.
If she could travel anywhere in the world, where would she go: Westeros. Oh wait, this world? I’ve always wanted to visit New Orleans—just not during Mardi Gras. I can’t handle that level of crazy.
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