I'm Amelia, an American based in London via Shanghai.
I have recently written my first novel, The Last Chelsea Girl. Upmarket fiction, it combines the bohemian setting and coming-of-age characters of Just Kids with the theatrics, female friendships, and fight of City of Girls.
Struggling to imagine a future for herself, 22-year old Jules Thomas checks into the Chelsea Hotel only to discover many of its celebrity residents have never checked out - and they’re about to change her life forever.
Inspired by my real-life experience, I was fortunate to live in the penthouse of the Chelsea Hotel during its final three years before it closed in 2007. The new owners hope to reopen in 2022.
I have won two international writing awards in nonfiction, and I write for publications including WIRED, Forbes, and The Huffington Post.