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Chelsey Colleen Hankins
&
Emily Martens
The Authors

Chelsey, a Mississippi native, has published multiple short stories, including “Kadie” and “Battle Scars” featured in the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Emily, hailing from a small Gold Rush town in Northern California, published her first fantasy novel, The Shards of Morning in 2009. It was a finalist for both the International Book Awards and the Indie Excellence Awards.

The Authors

Both graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and after working together as stunt performers for a Hollywood sword fighting team, co-writing a comedy webseries, and starting their own business as Public Relations Copywriters, they conjoined their mutual love of sweeping historical dramas and intimate, character-driven stories to create the fictional world of Eden, Mississippi.

Chelsey makes her home in the vibrant city of New Orleans. Emily is embarking on new adventures on the West Coast. Together, they continue their writing journey no matter where life takes them.

The Authors

First Book Signing

Chelsey Colleen Hankins & Emily Martens
The Authors

Chelsey, a Mississippi native, has published multiple short stories, including “Kadie” and “Battle Scars” featured in the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Emily, hailing from a small Gold Rush town in Northern California, published her first fantasy novel, The Shards of Morning in 2009. The AuthorsIt was a finalist for both the International Book Awards and the Indie Excellence Awards.

Both graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and after working together as stunt performers for a Hollywood sword fighting team, co-writing a comedy webseries, and starting their own business as Public Relations Copywriters, they conjoined their mutual love of sweeping historical dramas and intimate, character-driven stories to create the fictional world of Eden, Mississippi.

Chelsey makes her home in the vibrant city of New Orleans. Emily is embarking on new adventures on the West Coast. Together, they continue their writing journey no matter where life takes them.

The Authors

First Book Signing