Bad Girl For A Day: Chanel Cleeton

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What do you write?

I write New Adult contemporary romances and Young Adult thrillers.

Pantser or Plotter?

I’m a HUGE pantser.  I’ve tried plotting and it’s just an epic fail.  I always end up deviating from my plot.

What authors are on your auto-buy/borrow list?

Ooh SO many— Katie McGarry, Christina Lauren, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jennifer Crusie, J.R. Ward, Richelle Mead, Sophie Kinsella, Julie Anne Long, Loretta Chase, Laura Griffin, Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Kristen Proby… I could keep going 🙂

Fave book you had to read in high school English?

THE GREAT GATSBY.  It’s still one of my all-time favorite books.

What’s your signature drink?

I love champagne.
What movie scares the bejeezus out of you?

I haven’t seen it, but the trailer for Halle Berry’s most recent movie, THE CALL, terrified me.  Just the trailer was enough to give me a sleepless night.  I can deal with zombies, ghosts, and vampires, but I generally avoid scary movies about things that could happen in real life.

What movie makes you bawl?

I am the biggest softie with movies.  I cry at the drop of a hat.  THE BLIND SIDE is one of my favorites, but it definitely makes me cry.  UP, A WALK TO REMEMBER, and DUMBO (the mama and baby trunk locking scene kills me every time) also make me bawl.  I’m already preparing for the inevitable bawling I’m going to do when THE FAULT IN OUR STARS comes out in movie theaters.

What song do you have to dance/sing along to whenever it comes on?

Right now, GET LUCKY by Daft Punk.  I love to dance and met my husband when he asked me to dance on a cruise ship 🙂

What’s your fave pair of shoes? (Include a picture, if you have one!)

These are my wedding shoes so they have a special place in my heart.  The sparkles always make me feel like I’m wearing stardust on my feet.  They’re also surprisingly comfortable, so that’s an added bonus— and they give a 5’4 girl the extra height she needs 🙂


Chanel Cleeton writes New Adult contemporary romances and Young Adult thrillers.  Her New Adult debut, I SEE LONDON…, will be released by Harlequin (HQN) on February 1, 2014, followed by a sequel, LONDON FALLING, later in the year.  An avid reader and hopeless romantic, Chanel is happiest curled up with a book.  She has a weakness for handbags, puppy cuddles, and her fighter pilot husband.  Chanel loves to travel and is currently living an adventure in South Korea.  Visit her on her website at

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