Chelsea 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. 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. Visit her online at www.chelseamcampbell.com. See the book trailer here:
Favorite comfort food?
Really fatty stuff, like hamburgers or pizza.
Favorite game (think summer, flashlight tag, Marco Polo)?
Making things with mud.
Sun worshipper, spray tan or SPF 50?
I'm more the "hide inside most of the time but then not think about sun care when I finally do go outside and get horrible blisters on my nose" type. -__-
Beach or lake? Boat or shore?
Lake for swimming, beach for relaxing. Shore!
Air conditioning or open windows?
Both--ahhh. No really, growing up in WA, nobody has air conditioning, so I always longed for it as a kid. In reality we have to make do with open windows, and I've gotten used to it and it's pretty nice. On the three days a year we have 100 degree weather, though, I'll take the AC.
Favorite summer drink (lemonade, iced sweet tea, Kool Aid)?
Fruit punch flavored Kool Aid! It's the best. Lemonade is good but can sometimes feel like drinking puke. Fruit punch Kool Aid never betrays me like that.
Ghost story or Truth or Dare?
Ghost story, but since I don't know any, I'd have to do Truth or Dare.
Truth? Or dare?
What singer/musician/band is a must have for The Fort soundtrack?
My Chemical Romance. Both The Black Parade and Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. (But we can leave out their other album, because it just doesn't do it for me.)
What movie would you bring to watch?
The Muppet Movie. As a teen obsessing over what I wanted to do in life (and knowing it was writing but being told I couldn't), I've seen this movie SO many times and it's still one of my absolute faves.
Joss Whedon, because he's awesome and writes great stuff with strong female characters. But if he's not available to be the mascot himself, I think Nathan Fillion could step in for him.
Marshmallows, lightly toasted or burned to a crisp?
Mmm. (Man, your interview makes me long for summer!) Lightly toasted, just enough to be crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside.
Awake all night or first one to sleep?
Awake ALL night.
If awake all night, practical joke or no (and what kind)?
I hate practical jokes. I'm more the stay awake all night worrying or working or watching a whole season of Lost.
If you could have any YA author visit the fort and tell stories, who would it be and what story would you ask them to tell?
Rick Riordan. He seems really cool and down to earth and tells great stories! I'm so desperate for his two new series that are coming out. He could pretty much tell any story he wanted and I would listen.
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