The One with Chelsea Campbell

Or, day 1 in a week of fabulous Egmont debuts! I'm pretty gosh darn thrilled to be hosting the fabulous Chelsea Campbell, author of Rise of Renegade X. Terribly sorry this didn't go up earlier, though! I thought I had it set to autopost, but it's very likely I hallucinated that after falling into a LOST-induced coma of angst.

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About Chelsea: Chelsea Campbell grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where it rains a lot. And then rains some more. She finished her first novel when she was twelve, sent it out, and promptly got rejected. Since then she’s written many more novels, earned a degree in Latin and Ancient Greek, become an obsessive knitter and fiber artist, and started a collection of glass grapes. As a kid, Chelsea read lots of adult books, but now that she’s an adult herself (at least according to her driver’s license), she loves books for kids and teens. Besides writing, studying ancient languages, and collecting useless objects, Chelsea is a pop culture fangirl at heart and can often be found rewatching episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, leveling up in World of Warcraft, or spending way too much time on Livejournal and Facebook.

So, Chelsea: what did you want to grow up to be when you were ten years old?

A marine biologist, so I could swim with dolphins. This dream died when I realized I HATE science.

How funny! I was planning on becoming an astronaut, but seeing as I can barely calculate a tip on a bill, I think it's better for the world that dream died. But, while we're on the subject... if you were lost in space, who are the three people you'd want with you?

This is tough! Can I name three books instead? How about Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, and Faery in Shadow by C.J. Cherryh. Obviously with the series books I'd rather have the whole series, but if I could only pick one from each, those would be it.

What was the last movie you saw that you hated? Tell me how you'd rewrite it or change it.

The Last Mimzy. UUUUGGHHHHHH what an awful movie. It was so bad, I don't think it could be saved, so I'd have to "rewrite" it by burning every copy.

Thanks, Chelsea!

CONTEST TIME, MY PRETTIES! Tell me what city you'd choose to protect as a hero (or destroy as a villain, if you're so inclined) and you'll be entered to win some signed bookmarks. :)