Chelsey Emmelhainz

@CKEmmelhainz

Senior editor at @crookedlanebks acquiring adult suspense. Intersectional feminist. CO native. Brunch enthusiast. Opinions: my own. Header art: @LoraZombie

New York City, NY

Crooked Lane Books

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · Jan 12

Okay so The Descent has everything on my #MSWL for 2019: complicated, dark female friendships, survival, suspense, and a dash of the supernatural. *grabby hands*

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · 27 Nov 2018

Doing title research led me to this amazing #MSWL tidbit. Who's gonna write me a mystery with "the perfect murder weapon"? curiosity.com/topics/the-tox…

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · 19 Oct 2018

You know what I want to see in a mystery series? TWISTER. I want a storm-chaser mystery series minus the weird love triangle. #MSWL

Also I saw this gif and my brain IMMEDIATELY started playing the "chase" music from the movie. Guess what I'm watching this weekend.

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · 12 Sep 2018

Oh, and did you know @crookedlanebks accepts unagented submissions? For details, visit: crookedlanebooks.com/contact/ #MSWL

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL cont
+ magical realism (set in known world), spec fic
+ horror, supernatural elements
+ witches (a la The Craft)
+ serial killers
+ cults
+ black magic (set in the known world)
+ twins/siblings
+ legends, myths, folklore-inspired
+ female protags
2/2

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · 12 Sep 2018

Happy #MSWL day! I acquire *only* adult fiction w mystery, suspense, & crime elements, but in those categories, I'm looking for concepts featuring:
+ Domestic susp w *fresh* hook
+ Small-town mysteries w series potential
+ Dark, twisted, macabre
+ diverse voices, own voices
1/2

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · 19 Jul 2018

New adult suspense/thriller/crime/mystery #MSWL: twins! Evil twins, good twins, killer twins... domestic suspense +twins. Bring it. (Please)

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · 16 Jul 2018

I'd be interested in a new take on the historical Nellie Bly-esque mystery series, y'all... #mswl

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · 9 Jul 2018

My latest suspense/mystery #MSWL:
+Domestic suspense with a fresh commercial hook
+Small-town mysteries with series potential, female protags
+magical realism (set in known world), spec fic, horror, supernatural elements
+WHERE MY WITCHES AT

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · 24 Apr 2018

My current #MSWL:
- toxic female friendships
- spooky suspense (maybe w/ supernatural/horror bent)
- suspense featuring cults and witches (a la, THE CRAFT)
- family dysfunction + messed up secrets
- female serial killers