Debut Author of the Week: Chelsea Bobulski

This book sounds so intriguing. Who doesn’t love a good mystery?! I know I do, and I’m excited to read more of them. In this thrilling YA debut of The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski, we will get to see what dark secrets lie beyond the wood.

About Chelsea Bobulski

From Chelsea’s Website:


Short Version:

I was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised on Disney movies, classic musicals, and Buckeye pride. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in history and promptly married my high school sweetheart. As a writer, I have a soft spot for characters with broken pasts, strange talents, and obstacles they must overcome for a brighter future. My debut YA novel, THE WOOD, will be published by Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan on August 1, 2017!

I am represented by Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger, Inc.

Longer Version:

I’ve always been obsessed with storytelling, a passion that was cultivated from an early age by my mother reading The Berenstain Bears and Little Critter books to me before bedtime. It doesn’t matter the medium—books, movies, TV, theater, dance, art—if there’s a story to be shared, you have my full attention. I was the kid on the playground who couldn’t just play hide-and-seek or tag; I had to come up with a story for why we were hiding or running away (not sure if the other kids found this charming or simply tolerated it. Probably the latter).

After an author visited my elementary school, I realized I could take these wild stories I was always coming up with and write them down. In my middle school years, this love of writing turned into fanfiction revolving around my favorite TV shows (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) and my favorite book series (Harry Potter).

I continued writing through my high school and college years, although it was much more of a hobby at that time, something I did when I was bored or supposed to be taking notes (shh, don’t tell anyone ;D). It wasn’t until I took a writing class at the Thurber House taught by the amazing Lisa Klein that I realized I wanted to pursue writing as my career. I immediately told the man who would become my husband what I wanted to do with my life, and he has been my number one fan and supporter ever since.

About The Wood

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After her father goes missing in the woods that they protect, Winter tries to seek the truth in what happened, why the wood is changing, and what it all has to do with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in this thrilling YA debut.

When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly patrol of the wood, it falls to her to patrol the time portals and protect the travelers who slip through them. Winter can’t help but think there’s more to her dad’s disappearance than she’s being told.

She soon finds a young man traveling in the wood named Henry who knows more than he should. He believes if they can work together to find his missing parents, they could discover the truth about Winter’s dad.

The wood is poisoned, changing into something sinister—torturing travelers lost in it. Winter must put her trust in Henry in order to find the truth and those they’ve lost.

Bobulski’s eerie debut is filled with friendship, family, and the responsibilities we choose and those we do not.


It’s All In The Details

  • Title: The Wood
  • Author: Chelsea Bobulski
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Pub Date: August 1, 2017
  • Pages: 320

YA and Wine Pairing

The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski















I picked this deep Apothic Red Winemaker’s Blend  because the rich Black Cherry, Vanilla, and Mocha flavors portray the sinister tones of The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski.

*All wine recommendations are for strictly for those of legal drinking age only.*

What are some of your YA Thrillers or mystery reads? Will this be added to your TBR pile? 

11 thoughts on “Debut Author of the Week: Chelsea Bobulski

    • SarahYAandWine says:

      Awe! Thank you! I knew exactly which wine I wanted to pair with this one! All Apothic wines are really good! I definitely want to read this creepy looking book…and drink this wine!

      Liked by 1 person

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