As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2017, our Meet the
Author interview series helps you get to know the authors joining us in
Texas on November 10-12. Read on to get acquainted with Chelsea Mueller, and purchase your tickets to meet her in person at Readers &
What made you fall in love with the romance genre?
Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter books were what made me fall in love with urban fantasy. I DEVOURED those books. If I had to pin it down to one title, though, it’d be Circus of the Damned as when I knew I was hooked and would get my hands on anything and everything with supernatural elements and a crime to solve. Bonus points if that book also included some legit romance.
If a movie were made of your most recent book, who would you cast in
the lead and why?
Lindsay Morgan. She plays Raven Reyes on The 100, and she’s who I had in my mind when writing Callie Delgado, the lead in BORROWED SOULS. I’m not sure who would end up playing Derek, but his visual in my mind is a mix of Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf, Supergirl) and Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike).
What was the first story you ever wrote?
I’ve been writing all my life and was a journalist for many years, so this is a hard one. My first time being published was at age 8 with a poem about deer. It was published in the local paper, and my dad kept it framed on his dresser.
If you could change the ending to any famous book, TV show, or
movie, what would it be and how would you rewrite it? (Spoiler alert!)
If I could change the ending from True Blood, I would. I’m Team Eric and would have loved to see him and Sookie together in the end. Eric and Sookie against the world! For the record, I think Charlaine Harris did a good job building up to her ending of the series, but the TV adaptation was off the rails and could have given me my Northman HEA.
What is your favorite part of meeting your readers (and new
My readers are just seriously fun. I have a blast getting to know them, and since the thing we always have in common is books, it always turns to recommendations. I’m always eager to hear what people who enjoyed BORROWED SOULS are reading, because there’s a high probability I’m going to LOVE the hell out of that book. This is how my TBR well gets full these days. (Note: I’m always looking for audiobook recommendations, because I’m super picky about narrators.)
You can meet Chelsea Mueller and more fabulous authors at Readers & ‘ritas this November! Readers & ‘ritas is
a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Our guests of honor this year are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Marie Bostwick, and Cathy Maxwell! Join us at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen,
Texas, November 10-12 for:
- A private signing with all of our authors
- Raffle baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter
- Panels and discussions in the author lounge
- Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag
- The Annual Fresh Fiction Awards and after party with a gaming
- Delicious meals with an author host at every table!