Winter Neverland is here!!

Winter Neverland is a compilation of nine short stories and transitional poems!

I’ve written two stories and a poem!

Purchase Winter Neverland for $9.99 in paperback or $4.99 on Kindle!

“You Matter, Marley Mae”

Meet Marley, a writer who comes into Isabella’s Coffee every day at the exact same time. However, New Year’s Eve is different–something is off with Marley and has been for quite some time.

Meet Mason, a barista, who awaits Marley’s entrance every day. But her demeanor isn’t lost on him. She’s broken, and Mason is determined to give her the best New Year’s he can–even if that means all he does is listen.

“Happy Ex-Mas”

Aidan thought he had everything he needed. Carter, his best friend of twenty-three years, was his soulmate, they recently purchased their dream home, winter wonderland was right at their doorstep, and they’d be celebrating thirteen years together in just a few months.

But there has been something eating away at him–for quite some time. Enough so, that this may be the very last Christmas he ever spends with Carter. They are determined to keep the holiday magical, despite their wonderland crumbling around them.

Underneath the Whiskey

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Will the truth set him free, or drive him deeper into the bottle?

Formerly “cured” in therapy, Benjamin Jacobson refuses to further explore or accept his sexuality—that is until the charming Caden Benson waltzes into his independent coffee shop. As he plays the role of picture-perfect husband and father of two, he relishes the hidden moments of a secret relationship where he can finally embrace who he is. Soon, the increasing weight of a double life demands to be acknowledged, whether Ben is ready to address it or not.

Drowning his troubles in whiskey, torn between the ones he loves, Ben risks losing everything he’s worked so desperately to protect.

Underneath the Whiskey is the poignant and wrenchingly honest story of a closeted gay man struggling to keep his family and business afloat amidst an affair and alcohol addiction.


Chelsea Lauren

Chelsea Lauren is addicted to drinking coffee, writing in cafes, and walking the beach. A New York native, she recently moved to Melbourne, FL and found having conversations with her character’s on the beach is the perfect cure to writer’s block. To learn more about her, check out “About Me.” Her debut novel, Underneath the Whiskey, is now available on Amazon.