Author Interview Series-Chelsea Luna

Chelsea Luna

Chelsea Luna

Chelsea Luna

Chelsea Luna is the author of the bestselling NEW ENGLAND WITCH CHRONICLES, a young adult paranormal romance series comprising of four novels. Chelsea is also the author of the UPRISING series.  Chelsea received a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 2007, and is a practicing attorney in Tennessee. Chelsea is represented by Brianne Johnson of Writers House.


Marina Raydun: Is being a writer a gift or a curse?    

Chelsea Luna: A gift.  I love creating worlds and characters – I couldn’t imagine not doing so.

MR: What literary pilgrimages have you gone on? 

CL: I went to Scotland after I read the Outlander Series.  To see the countryside where Diana Gabaldon created her masterpiece was breathtaking.

MR: What’s your favorite childhood book? 

CL: I loved R.L. Stein’s Goosebumps series.  I’ve probably read all of them.

MR: How do you select names of your characters? 

CL: When I start a new novel, I always know my main characters’ names.  Somehow, they are already in my mind.  For other characters, I go to the Social Security website of the top 100 baby names for that particular year and browse the names.

MR: How did publishing your first book change your writing process? 

CL: When I went from self-publishing to traditional publishing, I learned to keep better outlines and notes as the traditional process is much slower than self-publishing.  It was easier during rewrites and drafts to have a much bigger, broader novel base to return to. 

MR: What book do you wish you had written? 

CL: Harry Potter, of course.

MR: If you could cast your characters in a Hollywood adaption of your book, who would play your characters? 

CL: For my New England Witch Chronicles series, I always envisioned Alex Pettyfer as my Peter LaViollette. 

MR: Is there one topic you would never write about as an author?

CL: I’m not sure.  I write YA and MG novels, so those topics are pretty narrow to begin with, but I’m not sure that there are other avenues that I wouldn’t explore.  I wouldn’t want to limit myself in any way. 

MR: What are you currently reading? 

CL: 11.22.63 by Stephen King and it is phenomenal!  I’m about a third of the way through and I can’t stop reading it.

MR: What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? 

CL: I don’t really! I listen to audiobooks when I drive by myself. 

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