Chelsey is drawn to issue-driven narrative nonfiction. With an affinity for feminism, gender, and sexuality topics, she is looking for projects ranging from history and art to social sciences and pop culture, as well as memoirs with a solid platform. Upcoming titles include Periods Gone Public, a thoughtful examination of the cultural and political history of menstruation by menstrual equity advocate Jennifer Weiss-Wolf; Anna Fields’ The Girl in the Show, a feminist manifesto exploring the relationship between women’s liberation and women’s comedy; and The Coitus Chronicles by Olive Persimmon, a funny memoir about finding one’s sexuality on the fringes of the New York dating scene.
Chelsey joined the Skyhorse team in early 2016 from HarperCollins, where her previous list included bestselling authors, debut novelists, and everything in between. Chelsey is not acquiring: children’s books, YA, middle-grade, cooking/lifestyle or prescriptive/general nonfiction.