Crissa-Jean Chappell

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Crissa-Jean Chappell was born in Miami and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her debut young adult novel, TOTAL CONSTANT ORDER (HarperTeen) is a NYPL Book For The Teen Age and a VOYA Perfect Ten. Chappell’s second novel, NARC (Flux Books) is currently optioned for film. MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH (Flux Books) is a Florida Book Awards medalist, which Kirkus calls, "compelling and emotionally nuanced." Chappell's newest YA novel is SNOWBIRDS (Merit Press, F+W Media, winter 2017). She holds a PhD and MFA from the University of Miami and has taught creative writing and cinema studies for over ten years. When she misses South Florida, she talks to the parrots in Prospect Park.

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I was tagged by Holly Schindler to share five writerly confessions.

1. Here's a picture of my "desk" (the same computer hutch I've had since I was eighteen). I've never had an office so...I will write anywhere.























 2. Before I start working on a new story, I always visit the setting. This fancy chicken coop might end up in my work-in-progress.





2. Before I start working on a new story, I always visit the setting. This fancy chicken coop might end up in my work-in-progress.























 3. I create playlists for chapters, scenes, and specific characters. Every story has its own soundtrack. I saved shoeboxes full of the cassette tapes (and stories) I recorded as a kid. Today I prefer Spotify.





3. I create playlists for chapters, scenes, a...

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Total Constant Order

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