Author Chelsea Mueller / Photo: Lauren Bethany Photography

Chelsea Mueller writes gritty, twisty fantasy and thriller novels for adults and teens. 

She loves bad cover songs, good fight scenes, and every soapy YA drama Netflix can put in her queue. Chelsea lives in Texas and has been known to say y’all.

For the latest updates, join her email list or follow @ChelseaVBC on Twitter and Instagram.


Cover art for Cloud Nine by Chelsea Mueller (Cloud Nine #1)

If you ‘ship Rose & Dimitri from Vampire Academy, loved The 100, or are all about the morally grey gooey stories, this YA SFF romance is your jam.

Learn more about Cloud Nine
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Prom House by Chelsea Mueller - Cover Art

It’s the season to scream . . . Prom turns deadly in this unputdownable thriller for fans of Halloween Kills and Fear Street.

Learn more about Prom House
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From The Blog

New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto

Read “Andor: Real People and the Rebellion” in the latest issue of Journey Planet!

I've been sharing so much fiction content lately (👀 Cloud Nine), but I miss gushing about all things pop culture. I was absolutely delighted to be asked to contribute to the Andor issue of Journey Planet. That's right, an entire issue dedicated to talking...
down angle photography of red clouds and blue sky

2023 Update: Giveaway and What’s Next

We've made it to 2023, and that means first looks, new books, and chances to hang out. I'm all about that new year goodness. Cloud Nine Giveaway Cloud Nine comes out on March 7. It's packed with snark and chemistry and a breakneck pace. While it'd make me very happy...
SFWA: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association

Let’s Talk About Fighting and Kissing Scenes

ROMANCING SFF: 5 Ways Fighting and Kissing Scenes Are the Same
By Chelsea Mueller
There’s significant power in fighting and kissing scenes. When done well, they’re often reader favorites. Look at how readers talk about stories with excellent fights or swoonworthy sex, and you’ll see them call out these scenes specifically. In books that bring violence and romance to the page well, readers may even praise them with the same words, using descriptors such as “powerful” and “heart-pounding” for both. 

Appearances by Chelsea Mueller

Write Like a Fighter

Need a character- and plot-driven fight scene that’s still badass? Read my advice for scenes that pack both a literal and proverbial punch.

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The Books

Get all the details about Chelsea’s latest projects, including the critically acclaimed, gritty urban fantasy novel Borrowed Souls

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