Kelsey Clayton is an internationally selling author of Contemporary Romance novels. She lives in a small town in Delaware with her husband, two kids, and dog. She is an avid reader of fall hard romance. She believes that books are the best escape you can find, and that if you feel a range of emotions while reading her stories – she succeeded. She loves writing and is only getting started on this life long journey.
Kelsey likes to keep things in her life simple. Her ideal night is one with sweatpants, a fluffy blanket, cheese fries, and wine. She holds her friends and family close to her heart and would do just about anything to make them happy.
Q: Where are you from?
A: “Originally I’m from New Jersey, but now I’m living in Delaware.”
Q: What is your favorite genre to write or read?
A: “New Adult Romance. I feel like that’s the one I can connect with most. Trope wise though would be Brother’s Best Friend.”
Q: Who/What inspired you to write the Haven Grace Prep series?
A: “The whole Haven Grace Prep series started when I saw the picture that’s used on The
Sinner’s cover. It just instantly created Grayson and spread like wildfire from there.”
Q: Who is your favorite character in the Haven Grace Prep Series? Why?
A: “Tessa. I put a lot of personal emotion and things that I’ve been through in that book.
It was a liberating experience.”
Q: Which book, if you could pick one, did you enjoy the most to write?
A: “Hendrix. Knowing it was going to be a surprise release and knowing how many people were constantly asking for Colby’s book, I just absolutely loved writing it.”
Q: Hendrix was a surprise release. Any reason why you kept the release a surprise?
A: “Honestly? Wow factor. I knew I wanted to release a book on my birthday, which was a lot
because The Enemy was releasing the week prior. But my team was great with supporting me and I really loved the reactions I got from it. It definitely won’t be the last surprise
release readers will get from me.”
Q: Any new projects you are working on?
A: “Right now I’m currently writing Corrupt My Mind, book one in the North Haven University
Official release date: 16 October 2020
Q: When did you write your first book?
A: “March of 2017. I had lost my mom to cancer the year before that and really went through
a rough time with it. I ended up immersing myself completely in reading just to keep my
mind off of things. One day I was complaining about something in a book to my best
friend, and she told me to write my own. The first book I wrote though is still
Q: What do you think makes a great story?
A: “Personally, I think the plotlines need to be attention grabbing, but I also think the
characters need to be relatable. I always make it a point to write good side characters
because I feel like the people in the hero and heroines lives are just as important.”
Q: Did you always know that you wanted to be an author?
A: “I didn’t. My mom used to tell me all the time that I should but I always used to laugh
it off or tell her it was never going to happen. I really regret not starting sooner.”
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I want to thank Kelsey Clayton for participating in this month’s Author Spotlight.