A Chorus Manager Looking for Music-Filled Books

Chelsea Hill, an illustrator, appears as a guest on Blind Date with a Book.

In this episode, we set up Chelsey Hill, a chorus manager and New York City-based illustrator. Chelsey’s work is inspired by eccentric New Yorkers, legendary musicians, and dynamite performers. Her work has been featured as part of the LinkNYC Urban Haiku program and the Women Conductor’s Series, and her clients include the Met Opera Chorus, Broadway Roulette, and more.

Chelsea recently read and loved Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. She’s a total fan of sweater weather and has more than 300 awesome coats. Her dream vacation would be to Scotland, and she loved Somebody Somewhere on HBO.

Which books will this illustrating diva put in the spotlight? Hit play to find out!

Round 1 Picks

Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett

Pop Song by Larissa Pham

Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz

Round 2 Picks

The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Featured Bookstores

Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis, MN

Binnacle Books in Beacon, NY

Penguin Bookshop, Sewickley, PA

Published by Kristen Evans

Kristen Evans is a culture writer and content strategist with a background in non-profit development. You can find her work in The Believer, Brooklyn Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Literary Hub, and NYLON, among other outlets. Please talk to her about books on Twitter, where she spends too much time tweeting as @paperalphabet.