Author Chelsea Mueller / Photo: Lauren Bethany Photography

Chelsea Mueller writes gritty, twisty fantasy, horror, and thriller novels and short fiction 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.

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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.

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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.

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From The Blog

Buns and Roses 2023 Recap

There is a real joy in being surrounded by book people. Readers, authors, and librarians filled the room at the Buns and Roses Romance Tea for Literacy this weekend. From the VIP reception—complete with mic pass involving more than one singing author (not me!)—to the...
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New Story! Read “Hibernation Heirloom” for free

While I've been plotting away at several new novels—YA horror, adult horror, and adult fantasy are all in the works!—I've also been writing more short fiction. I'm delighted to share my story "Hibernation Heirloom" published in The Sunday Morning Transport this...
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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...
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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