Interview with Chelsea Roston

What do you read for pleasure?
I read a lot of historical fiction--some romance, some suspense. I am an avid fan of Regency Era, Tudors, Borgias, Charles II, Louis XIV, Ancient Egypt.

On occasion, I enjoy reading YA novels.
Describe your desk
At home, my desk is entirely too cluttered with Nintendo 3DS games and papers. While at work, it is full of too many odds and ends to be rendered useful.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My father was in the military, so we moved fairly often. I was born in The Netherlands and we lived in New Jersey, Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia. I have also lived in Alabama, Kentucky and now North Dakota. In some ways, it has influenced my writing because my main characters are, in a way, outsiders. They feel out of place, which I have felt for many reasons. However, they are also well-adjusted and haven't suffered much from it.
When did you first start writing?
When I was 12, my friend and I began to write a joint fanfiction based on the anime "Yu Yu Hakusho". We thought it was the single greatest piece of literature ever written. My penname was Spirit Kitsune. I am glad I had the forethought to delete it off the internet though sometimes I wish to peruse it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am finishing up a Regency Era novel about a girl who finds herself engaged to her sister's beau. When I first started writing the novel back in 2010, it was all fairly straightforward without much of a plot. I maybe got too carried away in the rewrite (mysterious notes, birth secrets, spying), but I am enjoying the plot. When I at last give the book an ending, it is back to more editing!
Published 2014-02-06.
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Books by This Author

Colors of a Lady
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Lady Emma Wren has never felt at home among the London elite. Despite being born and raised into an affluent household, she finds her brown skin sets her apart from the lily-white ton. To her surprise, she is to marry the eligible Lord Thomas Hartwell, long-time friend and beau to her elder sister. Her step into the forefront of English society causes backlash and unburies many long dead secrets.