Born and raised in Southern California, Chelscey (C.E. Clayton) has stayed within a 60 mile radius of Los Angeles her whole
life, something she has been told is rather unique. She attended the
University of Southern California for both her undergraduate studies and
master's degree, specializing in Communication Management. Then one
day, she moved to New Orleans with her husband, two cats, and her dog.
Getting all 5 of them there from Los Angeles to New Orleans becoming an
incredible adventure in and of itself.
Chelscey met her husband
in high school, embarking on a journey that could best be described as
"your grandparents love story". Meaning that she married her high school
sweetheart, she has also been told that this is a terribly romantic
story though it all seems rather common place to her. After they both
finished college and began working, they got married and adopted 2 cats,
because Chelscey's husband loves cats. Chelscey herself is more of a
dog person, but it took them a bit longer to adopt a dog then it did the
Once upon a time Chelscey also worked in the advertising
industry. She worked on a wide variety of accounts, everything from
fast food, to automotive, and video games. The latter of which was more
of her passion as she had researched and written her master's thesis on
if playing video games with your romantic partner helped or hurt the
relationship (she found it did neither).
In case you haven't
noticed by now, Chelscey is a proud nerd. She collects the Uncanny X-Men
comic book series and plays video games. It made her uniquely qualified
to work in the gaming industry on the advertising side of the business.
And while she still loves gaming, she became disillusioned with the
politics behind advertising and how it affected a medium she considers
to have great creative potential. And while Chelscey has always been a
passionate lover of writing and reading (particularly Fantasy, Science
Fiction, and Historical Fiction) she never thought that she could turn
her passion into a career. But opportunity rarely knocks more than once
and Chelscey decided to answer the door, even without fully knowing what
would lay on the other side.
Chelscey is also a big fan of
tattoos (she has several herself) and dying her hair. Currently,
Chelscey's favorite color was her ombre blue mermaid hair. She felt it
was important for you to know this.