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Chelsea Ashe: When Trying Something New Can Lead to Bigger, Better Things

In February 2014, Xlibris author Chelsea Ashe got ready to pitch her story at the Author Solutions Las Vegas Book-to-Screen PitchFest. While the task was understandably daunting, Chelsea steeled herself and confidently pitched her book, Happy Hour Stories: The Dating Misadventures of a Girl Between Her Cocktails. This led to one studio, Double Lenses, Inc., finding her pitch more than just interesting: they found it engaging enough to offer Chelsea an option agreement to adapt her book into a movie.

Happy Hour Stories is about Chelsea’s venture into online dating. In her novel, Chelsea blends her two lifelong loves—alcohol and romance—and shares her experiences in all their intoxicating awkwardness: from funny, quirky partners and her misadventures to sobering truths about online dating.

“I am so excited and blessed to have this opportunity and cannot wait to see what the future holds for Happy Hour Stories and the option,” said Chelsea, adding that she’s looking forward to working with Double Lenses, Inc. on her book. She is grateful for her Book-to-Screen PitchFest experience and recommends it to fellow authors for the chance to introduce their story to new audiences.

To read more about Chelsea’s successful book pitch, click here.