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Chelsea Lockhart


C. M. Lockhart (also known as Chelsea) is a Black writer of fantasy because she loves creating worlds, exploring relationships, and writing stories about Black girls who aren't all that nice. She is the founder of Written in Melanin LLC — which encompasses the Melanin Chat, a weekly podcast, and a YouTube channel of the same name — and the Melanin Library, an online database of books written by Black authors.

She is also a lover of video games and anime, so whenever she isn't reading and writing — or talking about reading and writing — she's watching anime, playing her Switch, and dreaming about the day her books get animated.

Feb. 27, 2023

February Rants and Rambles: Annoyingly Joyful

In this edition of Rants and Rambles, Chelsea and I dive into the things that bring us joy and drive us absolutely crazy. It gets pretty hilarious as we talk about needing bail money, who’s gonna get out of jail …

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Jan. 31, 2023

Rants and Rambles with Audra & Chelsea

It's Tuesday and it's also the end of the month so that means it's time for a new series called Rants and Rambles. BTR will close out each month with Chelsea Lockhart and we'll talk about whatever Black bookish things …

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Aug. 23, 2022

We Are The Origin with Author C.M. Lockhart

Happy Tuesday! Fantasy fiction with Black girls who aren't nice? Yes, please. Chelsea and I discuss her debut novel, We Are The Origin. We talk about the intricacies of the domains she created, why she created her own gods fo...

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July 3, 2020

Read It Black to Me

Audra Russell chats with author, publisher, and fellow podcaster Chelsea Lockhart of Written in Melanin Publishing. Chelsea is a twenty-something writer of romance who dibbles and dabbles in fantasy and dystopian – the genre ...

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